On the fifth and final Monday of January, I bring you the last of the superset pyramid workout series! OK it’s Tuesday, but close enough. I got the video up on YouTube late last night so that counts?
Superset Pyramid Time Challenge Workout (Week 5)
For this workout, you’ll do 10 reps of each exercise, then 9 reps of each, then 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. You’ll go through it as quickly as possible without sacrificing proper form. Make sure to warm up beforehand.
Side to Side Plank Jumps | Start in a plank position with hands aligned under shoulders. Jump both feet up towards the outside of your right hand and then quickly back to a plank. Repeat to the outside of the left hand and then back to plank. That’s one rep.
*Modification tip* Try placing your hands on yoga blocks (hands on the widest side of them for stability) as you do these. Elevating your hands just those extra couple inches will make a big difference!
Sump Squat Jump with Lateral Leg Lift | Squat jump, leg lift, squat jump, leg lift. Feet a little wider than hip-distance apart, squat down low, weight in heels, toes angled outward. Drive up, straightening your legs as you jump into the air. Land softly, sinking fluidly right back down into a low squat. Shift your weight into the left side and, staying as low as you can (it’s natural for the left leg to straighten a little, but don’t come out of the bent knee all the way), lift the right leg straight up and out to the side, squeezing into your side butt (abductors if we’re being fancy). Lower it, bringing your weight back to center in that deep squat. Repeat sequence from the top, jumping right up into your next squat jump, this time doing the leg lift to the left.