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Split Squat Jumps

By on October 7, 2014


Split squat jumps are one of the best exercises you can do in order to build explosiveness and speed. It’s also a huge fat burner because it’s a full body workout. Any time we are using our entire body and especially our legs for an exercise our fat burning potential sky rockets. I prefer doing this exercise on the track before or after I run, but you can really do it anywhere. It does take a little bit of coordination to complete, as you can see in the video even I didn’t keep my balance all the way through, but it is a simple exercise that doesn’t take a lot of time and shows results with both speed, agility and fat loss. Here’s how you do it.

Start in a split-stance: One foot far in front of the other with a very narrow width. Squat down and explode into the air. Quickly switch legs and land in an opposite split-stance. Please note your legs must be far enough apart that they create 90 degree angles when all the way down. Make sure you alternate between legs going from one to the other. That’s one repetition.

Do this progression of split squat jumps 10 times for 3 – 4 sets. When you become stronger and they get a little easier increase the repetitions. Again you may feel a little unbalanced at first when doing the alterations between legs, but the more you do it the easier it becomes. Take it slow at first and just aim to do the exercise correctly. It will make a world of difference.

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About Lionel Correia

Lionel is a fitness enthusiast, juicing advocate, and serial entrepreneur. He loves real estate, but is even more passionate about health, wellness and a positive mindset. He’s a graduate of the University of Arizona and prides himself on establishing great habits because great habits lead to great results. His favorite workouts include, yoga, spin class, sprints on the track and resistance training. He believes that if you desire a strong healthy body, you must first build mental toughness because a healthy body requires a disciplined mind and great habits.

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