Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Eights & Weights Challenge: Squat Jump Tucks

It is summer, and we do like to work hard and fast to get our bodies in shape. So I thought I should challenge you to try another difficult exercise this week: The Squat Jump Tuck.

If you have knee troubles, you should respect your injury and probably not try these. If you don't, give it a shot and see how many you can do. This exercise is both cardio and strength working your butt, abs, thighs, and your legs. It works your abs because you are using your abs to lift your legs, not your upper body.

Alright, here it is. Images speak louder than words.

1. Start in a squat

2. Jump  with the power coming from your abs. As you jump, lift your legs up in the air keeping your upper body up, and tap your knees to your open palms. So it is like you're raising your lower body to meet your upper body.

3. Jump back down into a squat and repeat.

I can't get over the second image. I look like I'm literally on the wall behind me :) Let me know how it goes. 

Cheers Eights & Weights!

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