Change up your leg day this week by adding in plyometrics – a form of exercise that involves rapid and repeated stretching and contracting of the muscles, designed to increase strength.
This not only ensures you use up the most energy possible during your session (burning more calories), but it really helps with developing those lines and toned leg muscles we’re after.
These are all basic movements – just make sure you put in your best effort with each repetition. For the main movement, you can perform at a slower pace. Try to work at a tempo of 3-1: counting three counts on the concentric part of the movement and one count on the eccentric.
- Leg extensions
- Leg press superset jump lunges
- Step ups superset Bulgarian jumps
- Front squats superset jump squats
How to do it:
Perform 3 sets of each exercise with 12 – 15 repetitions of each movement.
Keen for other challenging workouts? Check out this cross-training programme.
Author: Tanja Schmitz
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