Here are three of my favorite jump exercises. You can do these before your regular routine or in between exercises, throughout your workout. Give them a try and feel the burn!
It seems that time has a way of turning firm arms into soft arms. The posterior arms and especially the triceps area seem prone to losing their tone. To make things even worse, fat just loves to accumulate on the back of the arms, and this tendency can make an otherwise average conditioned upper arm appear to be further out of shape than it really is.
If your lower leg diamonds are a bit flat, you can build a nicer shape with standing calf raises. In addition to looking great, well-developed calf muscles will help you jump higher or run a bit faster.
Plyometric training is more than simply jumping up and down to improve vertical leap performance. This form of training, when performed correctly, can induce tremendous improvements in muscle tone and shape that, when combined with intense resistance training, can potently improve overall fitness and make you leaner, tighter and stronger.
The “Pyramid” workout. My clients know it and loathe it, but they feel totally awesome and hardcore when they finish it. That said, I want to lead with a disclaimer that this is a very grueling training session.
Fat just loves to accumulate on the backs of the arms. This tendency can make an upper arm appear to be more out of shape than it really is, and this problem is only accentuated as one gets older. But there is no need to have an arm like a senior citizen well before your time.
People think you need gym equipment to really hit that lower body, but I am here to prove to you that that is not the case. In fact, you don't need much to get a lower body booty burn! Let me take you through this workout— and let me know what you think!
The glutes are the powerhouse of the human body. They’re essential for running faster, jumping higher, throwing farther and lifting heavier. Therefore, it’s obvious that the gluteus maximus consists of a very high percentage of fast-twitch muscle fibers, right? Think again.
In this article, I’m first going to show you why the common claim that “heavy squats and deadlifts are all you need to train your abs and obliques,” doesn’t make scientific sense when we look at the relevant evidence, and defies common sense when we look at how barbell squats and deadlifts apply load to the torso. Then I’m going to share with you five of my top abdominal and oblique training exercises.
One of the beautiful things about the hyperextension with dumbbell lateral raise is that almost every fiber in the back is activated in this exercise while also activating the hamstrings along the way. This exercise will help your posture, strengthen your lower and middle back, and improve the quality of your entire upper body