Leg Shaping Plyo Workout

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 12:01 am by

We made it to another FIT FRIDAY babes! I’m SO happy to see the weekend here (even though I do have to work on Saturday). I’m even happier to share this brand new workout with y’all (:

I get asked a lot how I get my legs to look the way they do. The answer in short: PLYOS! Plyos is short for plyometrics. Plyometrics is a form of jump training. Plyo exercises cause your muscles to exert max force in a short amount of time, which helps increase speed and power. Plyo exercises are typically explosive.

Now that you’ve had your science lesson for the day, let’s get on to the good stuff…the workout!

No Equipment, Calorie Blasting Plyo Workout

Equipment You’ll Need:

  • Timer

Workout Printable & Breakdown:

Plyo Workout
Complete 4 rounds of the following:

1 minute butt kickers – For this move you are basically running in place, trying to kick yourself in the butt…hence the name (; Speed is key here!

1 minute jump lunges – Start in a lunge position. Jump up and land on the opposite leg in a lunge.

1 minute plank jacks – Start in a plank. Make sure that your body is in one straight line aka your butt isn’t up in the air. Jump your feet out, keeping your abs tight and butt down. Jump your feet back together. Repeat.

1 minute criss cross jump squats – Start standing tall with one leg crossed over the other. Jump up a little bit and land in a squat. The deeper the better. Jump back up and criss cross your legs the opposite way from how you originally had them.

1 minute tuck jumps – Stand tall, chest up and back straight. Swing your arms back to get momentum and jump up as high as you can, tucking your knees in toward your chest. Slap the top of your legs with your hands as you jump.

1 minute speed skaters – Touch your hand down to the opposite foot and kick the other leg across and behind you. Jump laterally (sideways) and switch the position. Continue going back and forth.

Sooo basically your legs are going to be on FIRE after this workout. But it’s totally worth it so power through it, Glisteners! I hope y’all enjoy your weekend! Be back Monday (:

xo, Jess

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  • Lindsay says:

    This is similar to Gillian Michaels’ 30 minute BodyShred class.
    Nice to see another woman with mad quads like myself 😉

    Have a great weekend girl xo

  • Kim says:

    I just did a shortened version of this because I don’t have a lot of time this morning and I think I might die. Right here. On my floor. Sign of a good work out….

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