Some of the best exercises are those that can be done without the need for any extra equipment and by simply using your own body weight. Regular squats are great, but Squat Jumps offer a new take on the old squat — one that you're definitely going to feel in your quads:
- Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms at sides.
- Start by doing a regular squat and then jump up as explosively as you can when you rise up reaching for the ceiling.
- When you land, lower your body back into the squat position to complete one rep.
- Do two sets of 10 reps.
Fit's Tips: Use your whole foot to jump, not just your toes. Try not to let your shoulders lean out beyond your knees as this can strain and injure your back.