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Figure Skater Jump Exercise – Plyometrics

By Tatiannalovingfit @lovingfit
  This is one of my favorite exercises for shaping your Legs, Thighs and Glutes. When I was a skater we use to practice skater jumps on the ground to increase the height of our jump. This exercise is also great for balance and coordination. It can be categorized as Plyometrics. I talk about this exercise in my Plyometrics Training Article. As with every exercise you do, you whole body needs to be engaged. This is the starting position: The leg you will be jumping on is bended in half lunge, keep your arm straight for balance. If you are squatting on your right let then your left arm should be more forward and the right arm more back ( your arms should not be in one  line ).   It is done that way to help you with balance. Your back leg should be straight and in perfect line as well ( not just wobbling in the back ).     In one movement you will bring your arms up and your back leg forward, and from here you will jump up.  ( my camera at the moment doesn’t have action shots, so If I show you the jump it will be blurry ), But I will soon have videos, so you will be able to see it in motion )     You will land in the same position you started.  Remember it will take some time to practice your balance, but once you get it down and are able to perform this exercise correctly,  you will be able to see results from only few workouts.   This is the landing position:     If you are a beginner, you can do 3 sets of 12 on each side. If you are more advanced you can incorporate the Skater Jump with Interval Training. Always practice the perfect form of each exercise before using it in your workout routine.        

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