Everyone loves to hate this tough exercise, but it’s a killer way to accomplish two goals at once – cardio and muscle conditioning!
How to: Start standing with feet hip width, arms extended overhead [as shown in photo A]. Squat down to the floor and place your hands on the ground directly underneath your shoulders, shifting your weight into your hands. [as shown in photo B]. Jump both feet back to a full plank position [as shown in photo C]. Quickly, jump feet back to hands and stand up, reaching arms overhead. Repeat as many times in a row as you can, quickly, with good form.
Form Tip: Be sure to maintain good form with your plank during this challenging exercise, especially when you start to get tired.
Make It Easier: Instead of jumping your feet in and out of your plank position, walk them back (and back in) one foot at a time.
Make It Harder: Add a push up in your plank position and/or a vertical jump as you stand back up.