We have another upper leg exercise today. This one is a lot like lunges, but on steroids.
Start off in a low lunge position. Your goal is to make sure your knee does not touch the ground. However, it’s always better if you touch the ground just a tad for balance, instead of crashing on your face.:)
From that lunge position, jump, turn
and finish in a low lunge facing the other direction.
Repeat until your legs are ready to sue you for cruel and unusual punishment.
The great thing about this exercise is that it works both sets of muscles. It helps your quads with the explosive push off the ground, but it also helps your hamstrings, because they have to catch you going down, and they can’t let you smash into the ground. It’s also fantastic, because it puts a lot of your weight on one leg at a time, and that’s just always going to be a better work out.