Saturday, March 31, 2012

Exercise of the Day: Tabata Tuck Jumps


Time to get your cardio pumping and your lower body on fire! Today's Exercise of the Day is doing Tuck Jumps, tabata style! That's right....four minutes of muscle explosion! Tuck jumps also really work your abs because you are using them to pull your knees up to your chest! Tuck jumps are only slightly more involved than squat jumps, but not difficult to adapt into your workout.

1-Start in a standing position, core activated.
2-Jump straight up, flexing your lower abs and legs to bring your thighs towards your chest. Aim to bring your thighs even with your hips.
3-When you land, make sure you land on your toes first rather than the flat part of your feet to avoid injury in your knees and ankles.

Okay, now we need to apply this to a tabata.

Do tuck jumps for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat this eight times, so you do a total of 4 minutes of exercise. Your heart will be racing and your legs on fire, but it's totally worth it!!


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