Once you start the journey toward your fitness goals, there are many types of workouts that can help you get there, each designed to improve your body. But if you’re looking for an exercise that specifically focuses on increasing your power, then you may consider plyometrics. Plyometrics, also known as jump training, is a challenging workout that tests our muscles by exerting maximum force in short intervals. This type of training is designed to improve your physical performance and ability to perform different tasks and activities.
But if you’re ready to take on this challenging, high-intensity workout, entrepreneur, digital content creator, and fitness guide Marie Field-Faith share a few, simple plyometrics exercises that you can do from the comfort of your home in an episode of Let’s Get Physical on Plus Network. To do this workout, you will need a towel, water for hydration, an open space, a box or elevated surface, and a couple of dumbbells.
Before starting the workout, make sure that you do some warmup exercises to minimize the risk of injuries. And if you are exercising with your children, make sure that you supervise them during the entire workout.
1. Box Jumps with Squats
To do this workout, step close to the box, and make sure your feet are square. Then, bend your legs slightly and use your arms to push you upwards. After jumping on the box, go down and step down and then prepare to make another jump. Do this workout for 40 seconds, with 20 seconds of rest in between and for three rounds
2. Bulgarian Split Lunge with Bicep Curls
To do this exercise, stand with your back turned to the box and hold both dumbbells. Place one leg on top of the box and hop one step with your front foot. Then, lower the knee of the foot on the box and make sure it is above the front foot. Then, as you lower your knee, lift the dumbbells up and down with both arms. Make sure that you control your body when you go down, then go back up by relying on the strength of your front foot. Do this workout for 40 seconds, with 20 seconds of rest in between and for three rounds.
3. Inclined Push Ups with Plank Jacks
To begin this workout, stand beside your box and go down and use both hands to lean on the box. Place your hands wider than your shoulders and keep your body straight. Then, push your body up and down on the box. At the end of each push-up, place your legs farther apart. Afterward, place your legs back to their original position and then do another push-up. Do this for 40 seconds, with 20 seconds of rest in between and for three rounds.
Afterward, make sure that you do a proper cool-down stretch after the workout, which will help in muscle recovery, prevent injuries, and reduce muscle soreness. By doing these simple plyometrics workouts at home, you can increase your power and do a lot of activities with ease!