Plyometrics (also known as plyos) are power moves that incorporate short intervals of power and/or speed training. They’re great for home or a hotel room in front of the TV. Try this quick workout. It includes plyos and bodyweight exercises to give you a calorie-burning, muscle-toning workout that can be done anywhere.
15 Squat Jumps Lower into a squat position and immediately jump vertically. Land back in squat position and repeat.
15 Push Ups Feel free to keep your knees on the floor if necessary.
15 Stationary Lunges
Stand with your feet together and lunge forward with your right leg making sure to keep your knee behind your toes. Push through your right heel to come back to starting position. Repeat on other leg.
Rest for one minute.
15 Sit Ups Want to make it harder? Cross your arms over your chest. The more weight you place on your upper body, the more you ask your ab muscles to work.
25 Jumping Jacks Stand with your feet together and lunge forward with your right leg making sure to keep your knee behind your toes. Push through your right heel to come back to starting position. Repeat on other leg.
25 Knee Lifts
While standing, lift your knee to your chest and then immediately alternate to the other knee. Repeat at a brisk pace.
Becky Conti is a personal trainer, nutritionist, weight loss coach and a mom. She helps real people find more ways to fit healthier choices into their everyday lives. Read her Keeping it Real blog at www.beckyfit.com. Small actions can have a big impact on your personal fitness.