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The Jumping Squat for Toned Legs and Butt Muscles
The jumping squat is my
all time favorite exercise for toning the leg and butt muscles. It has been
used by footballers, soccer players, martial artists and sprinters for
generations in order to build strength in the lower body. The good news is that
it is also amazing for burning fat and toning
your legs and butt. In this post I am going to show you how to do the
perfect jumping squat.
What muscles does the
jumping squat target?
The jumping squat
targets more muscles than just about any other exercise. It is what is known as
a compound exercise because it works more than one muscle group at a time. In
particular it will hit:
glutes (your butt!)
When you do a jumping squat
you are essentially doing a cardio workout and a strength workout all in one
handy exercise. Your heart rate will be elevated to a point where you will feel
like you have just run a sprint race and your legs will burn like you have just
been doing the most difficult squats of your life. If you want to tone your
legs and butt and lose that problem fat then this is an exercise you need to
make a regular in your fitness plan.
How to do the jumping
The jumping squat is
easy to do but it will take a lot out of you. Many women cannot do more than
five or six on their first go. That is okay. As long as you do more each time
you will be making progress. Try to do at least four or five sets with about a
minute break in between each set.
Crouch down in a squat position with your left foot in front of your right
foot and your hands touching the floor for balance.
- The movement
Spring up in to the air as high as possible using your quadriceps and butt
to make you jump. This is a very dynamic and powerful motion.
- Whilst in the
Whilst in the air change feet position so that you land with your right
foot in front.
- Landing and
Crouch all the way back down to the ground and repeat as fast as possible
with the other foot now in the lead. Donít stop at the bottom but keep
going as fast as you can.
And thatís it! As I
said, the technique is easy but exercise is not. You will get a burn in your
legs like you have never had before.
I do the squat exercise at the start of
every workout. It takes a lot out of me but I truly believe it is one of the
best ways to burn fat and tone your leg muscles.
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