Exercise of the Week: Jumping!

I don’t believe that box jumps are appropriate for everyone, so today’s Exercise of the Week was expanded to all jumping.

“If you don’t use it, you lose it.”

-Lots of People

Would you feel comfortable asking your 85 year old grandma to do a little hop or jump? How about someone who is 75? 65? Even 60?

I love strength movements to build muscle, but sometimes I feel a little un-athletic.

So I started adding some cardio (for my heart health as well) and plyometric movements (explosive/jumping) into my routine. First off, they’re pretty fun and a nice switch-up from my regular strength exercises. And second, they make me feel light on my feet and more athletic.

I think it’s so important to be well-rounded. When left to our own devices, our exercise routine would likely morph into a program of only the things that we are good at. That’s why you should take an objective look at what you’re doing and see what is missing (ie. you are avoiding on purpose).

Here’s my list of things you should should include in your exercise routine:

  • Strength training (total body)
  • Cardio
  • Explosive movement
  • Stretching/mobility

Does all that sound great, but you don’t know how to make it all fit together in a workout plan? Try a month of workout programming with me!

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