Top 3 Plyometric Exercises for Legs

Learn how to do the top three plyometric exercises for legs in this Howcast workout video about plyometrics.

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Hi, I'm Pauline and I'm going to show you my top three plyometric exercises for legs. And the reason why they're my top three is because it incorporates all the muscles of the legs. Not only that, is you're getting a great cardio workout, so this is something you can do for 10 minutes at a time, and you're good to go for your cardio day.

So the first move is a split lunge, okay? And again, this is involving power, stability, quickness. Everything in the legs, quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves are incorporated. So here we go, we start here. Jump down, what I want you to think about is when you're landing in the front, land on your heels. Okay, it's a power move, powering from the heel and up. Abs in tight, okay? That's the first one. So I'll do that for, let's say either 12 to 15 reps or I'll do it for 30 seconds.

My next move is going to be quick step. This involves you getting down in a position to where your hips are going to be in that squat position and you load it up. Your hamstrings are loaded back, your posterior chain's loaded and you're ready in this position. So from the side this is what it looks like, okay? My 30 seconds from here. Again, it's kind of like a football move, but at the same time it fires up your quads really, really well. So from my split lunge, right into my quick step.

My last of the three is your froggy jumps. So again, feet wide. You're going to get down in to that position where you're squatting, okay? Arms are going to come down touch in the front and you pop up. But as you're popping up, you're going to travel forward and back, okay? Now if you notice I'm getting down really low, so that means the deeper I go, the more power I'm going to need from my glutes, my hamstrings, my heels, abs in tight, okay? And those are my top three best leg plyometric moves.

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