Get your strength and cardio work done all at once! This jumping-jack-meets-squat combo is just what the doctor ordered.
Squat jacks, or "sumo squat jumps," will give you a deeper burn in your quads and glutes, both calorie-burning powerhouses.
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and slightly turned out, in a deep squat. Put your arms in a "goal post" position with elbows bent and close to your thighs.
- Jump up explosively, bringing your feet together and clapping your hands above your head. Keep your core engaged.
- Jump your feet apart, landing with control, and lower your body back into the sumo squat position with hands up to complete one rep.
- Continue for 30 to 60 seconds.