I’ve added 3 new exercises to my regimen that I really enjoy. Keep reading to hear about them and find out what they are!
- Plyometric Box Jumps: There’s a new piece of equipment I’ve been using called Power Plyo Boxes. They’re essentially multiple box stools at ascending height. The exercise consists of jumping onto them and landing softly taking flight from my tippy toes using my arms to help swing me but being propelled by my hips. I can always feel the burn. Here’s a link to a video (It’s fairly short, only 2:42) of how I perform them: CLICK HERE TO WATCH BOX JUMPS TUTORIAL.
- Jumping Squats: These are really simple. I jump in the air using only my own body weight, and land into a controlled squat. Here’s another short clip (2:15) of how I perform them. It also includes tips on technique that work for me. CLICK HERE TO WATCH JUMPING SQUATS TUTORIAL.
- Glute Extensions (without weights or a machine): These are the easiest of the 3 and I always feel them! I hold on to a wall or a fixture to rest my hands on. (I don’t calculate the height of what I’m holding onto, I just usually use a wall or the tallest Power Plyo Box I can find.) I Bend my knee slightly and raise one leg all the way up while keeping the upper half of my body straight. Pick your own number of reps per set. I generally do 12 reps per set, per leg. I think this is so simple that it doesn’t require a video, however, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube that will showcase many ways to do this exercise on a machine or with weights. You can copy them and do the same with or without weights/machine.
Thank you for reading. Let me know if you have tried any of these exercises and if they worked for you or didn’t work for you. Also let me know if you have better technique ideas on how to perform them.
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