Legs & Cardio: Low Impact Plyo Split Squat

Hey y’all! Today’s exercise is going to challenge your legs, overall stability, and get your heart pumping.

LEVEL 1

Start out with a basic lunge. If you have issues with your knees or flexibility/mobility, try a step back with a very slight bend in the knees and work your way up from there.

LEVEL 2

After you’ve mastered the lunge, add a short box (bench, stable chair, etc.) under the back foot. Perform lunges from this position. This is also called a Bulgarian Split Squat.

LEVEL 3

Next, perform the Bulgarian Split Squat with an unstable object, like the bosu ball under the back foot.

LEVEL 4

Now you’re ready to add in the hop!Β If you don’t have access to a bosu, add the hop with the back foot elevated on a short box or bench.

For each level, perform the exercise for 15-30 seconds per leg. Rest for 30-60 seconds and repeat 3-4 sets.

-Erin


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