Thursday, April 19, 2012
Plyometrics and HIIT Training
Box Jumps: Just as you would imagine start in a squat postion and jump straight onto a box. A great variation for this exercise would be jumping up and then twisting and jumping off onto the other side and then repeating(there and back is 1).
Mountain Climbers: The ever famous exercise we all have enjoyed in P.E. at one point in our lives. Being in push-up position(standing plank) and then alternate bringing knees into chest. (Like the picture at the top of the page).
Jumping Jack: This one doesn't even need explination. One thing I will note is that the exercise becomes more effective when performed rapidly.
Jumping Lunges: begin in a lung position and then jump into a lung on the opposite leg alternating back and forth. Because as this one can be very hard on the knees. You could even do this in front of a mirror to make sure that your knees stay aligned and aren't overlapping your toes.
Another great way to perform HIIT is in sprint intervals with the times listed above spring for the intense part and then perform a slow jog during the resting period and then jump right back into sprinting.
Well that is all for this time!
Until the next lap around the track, happy sweating!