We know squats are great for your booty and legs, but why not take them to the next level? Let's add some cardio and a tiny bit of plyo.
Coach Caroline Jordan — booty expert and trainer from Equinox's Best Butt Ever class — loves squat hops, saying they "build explosive power, strength, and cardiovascular fitness," all in one simple move. Here's how you do squat hops; move quickly to get an even better cardio workout!
- Start in a squat with your feet set slightly wider than your hips and your hands clasped loosely at your chest.
- Maintain the posture of the squat as you hop your feet off the ground a few inches. Land softly on the ground and deepen the squat, keeping your weight on your heels, to complete one rep. Perform as many reps as you can for a full minute.
Check out this cardio and leg blasting workout that features the squat hop.