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Exercise of the Week: Sumo squat jump

- October 9th, 2011

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Exercise of the Week: Sumo squat jump

Challenge yourself with sumo squat jumps. A variation to the basic body weight squat that will amp up the intensity for a metabolic kick at the same time as strengthening and toning the legs.

This do-anywhere-anytime exercise will push any basic workout to the max. Add a dumbbell or kettlebell held between the legs for added resistance to further push yourself. Add this exercise to your regular leg workouts by simply supplanting your basic squats with them. Execute for a timed interval or a series of reps.

Execution Point:

• Feet are wider than hip width apart with toes slightly turned out.
• Keep chest up (don’t let lower back round) on the down phase.
• Land on the forefoot then roll back onto the heel of foot to prepare for next jump.
• Use arms to create force production; bringing them back before take-off and then up into the air on jump.

No question about it this exercise will leave your legs wobbly at the end but the rewards of a toned tush and legs will be worth it.

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