You would be surprised at how much good you are doing for your body by doing a movement you learned before the age of 5: Jumping!
Jumping rope, box jumping, and jump squats and lunges provide you with an easy-to-do, multi-muscle group, cardio AND resistance workout. Plus, if you ask me, jumping is pretty fun. See cheesy jumping photo below:
|My beauty of a friend, Kaitlin, and her bridesmaids. Myself included (right of the bride) // August 11, 2012|
Photo Credit: Mark Hayes Photography
You guessed, it... Jump some rope!
5:00 standard jump. Rest as needed.
Jump Squats- 10 reps
Box Jumps- 10 reps
Jump Lunges- 10 reps (each leg)
Alternating Leg Box Jumps- 10 reps (each leg)
Jump Squat/Lunge Combo (aka "X-Hops")- 10 reps (one squat + one lunge = one rep)
Yoga flow, go!
As always, see Yoga for 2015 for tips!
ps: I will update that post for 2016 soon, stay tuned.