Leap Year may only come around every four years, but adding squats and jumps should be a part of your workout all the time. Check out our fun roundup of uplifting moves to pay homage to this special celebration.
Jumping Jack with Shoulder Raise
Keep your chest lifted and shoulders rolled back. Always have a slight bend in your knees when your feet come back together.
Jump Spilt Lunges
Make sure your knees don’t go over your toes when you switch legs. Always protect your knees!
Sumo Squat Jump
Keep your feet slightly turned out and your energy in your heels when you land. I like to keep my hands in front of my chest for balance.
Ease into this exercise–it’s a challenging move and requires lots of endurance. Don’t worry, you will build strength before you know it!
Ashley Godby, Fabletics Master
The Hurdle Jump
The Hurdle Jump is exactly what it sounds like. Begin by having both feet together. As you explode up, make sure you are extending your leg that is in front all the way out and your opposite as well. You should imagine yourself literally jumping over a hurdle.
Main focus: explosive strength, core power, and stability
The Squat Jump
Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bring your body to a squat position, engage your core and pop up with all your might. When you come down for landing, fall back into that low squat position. Hint: Land as quietly as possible—this requires control, which produces better results. Do two-three sets of ten reps.
Main focus: core power, control
Lateral Quick steps
The Lateral Quick steps is an excellent way to work on your coordination and stability. All you need is to set up 3-4 boxes. From there, you will start from one side and hop in and out to the other side. You want to be quick and make sure you are not hitting each team.
Main focus: agility, balance and coordination
Andrew Nunez, Fabletics Master