HA! I miss that loud mouth Jordan!!
Yesterday in our warm-up moves I asked for volunteers and one of the girls chose this one!! I like to call this move, the X-Jump-Squat. Like always, it's a muscle multi-tasker and great to add on to a circuit for a cardio boost.
As the pictures show:
- A. Start in a low squat position with your legs apart.
- B. Jump UP and OUT creating an "X" with your body.
- C. Back to the starting position. Repeat.
I also like to do these with my feet/knees together in the squat position. It's a bit more work on the abductor muscles and the quads, but it's a nice way to change it up for a different challenge.
Mix this move in to your running/walking routine or while you're lifting to help keep up your calorie burn. I also recommend setting a goal of 10 reps to start. Eventually do timed intervals or max out until you just can't do any more. :)