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WORTH THE REPS*

Story and Illustrations by Luis Bonnet

 

SPICE UP YOUR WORKOUTS

 

When looking for something extra to add to your routine, try one of the following exercises. These can be done with or without added weight:

 

1. Single Leg Squats. A great exercise for building strength and balance. It’s an advanced exercise, which can be done without any weights. To start you can use a sturdy object to hold on to. If you are squatting on your left leg you can hold on to an object with your right arm. Another good way to help you balance your weight on the way down is to hold your arms straight out in front of you.

 

Squat

 

2. Squat Jump. This is a great explossive exercise to help develop agility. To perform this exercise you want to execute a half squat keeping your hands behind your head. Leaving your hands behind your head, jump as high as you can in the air. Land with control and repeat with another squat.

 

3. Duck Walk. Squat down onto the floor as low as you can go. Keep your hands behind your head. Make sure to lean your bodyweight forward. What you want to do is walk forward keeping your body close to the floor. Make sure as you step that you plant each foot flat on the ground before you make your next step.

 

* For more exercises please visit our Archives section.