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Glory Squat

Glory Squat

A.

Stand with feet hip-width apart and fingers resting lightly behind head and elbows bent out to sides to start. Squat, shifting weight to balls of feet and leaning torso forward slightly to start.

B.

Jump as far forward as you can, landing in start position. 

Tuck Jump

Tuck Jump

A.

Stand with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart, knees soft, elbows bent back with palms facing down to start. Jump as high as you can, driving knees up. Land softly in start position. Repeat as quickly as you can for 30 seconds. Repeat exercises 9 and 10.

Squat Jump

Squat Jump

A.

Stand with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and hold a weight in each hand with arms by sides. Do a half-squat, curling weights to chest with elbows pointing down and palms facing each other.

B.

Jump as high as you can, pulling elbows back and up. Return to start. Do 32 fast reps.

Broad Jump

Broad Jump

A.

Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms raised overhead. Throw arms down and back as you lower into a quarter squat to start. Swing arms up as you explosively jump as far forward as possible. Land softly in starting position. (If you run out of space, turn around and change directions.)

Long-Jump Swing

Long-Jump Swing

A.

Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding one weight at end in right hand, arms by sides. Squat, drawing weight behind you.

B.

Immediately jump as far forward as you can, swinging weight forward and up to shoulder height to pass weight to left hand, then land in a deep squat, swinging weight down and back to left side of body. Continue, quickly alternating sides for 30 seconds.

Speed-Skater Pendulum

Speed-Skater Pendulum

A.

Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding one weight in right hand with arms by sides. Jump right foot to right, bending left leg and crossing it behind right to land in a deep lunge with right knee bent 90 degrees and on ball of left foot, weight outside right leg to start.

B.

Immediately jump left foot to left as you draw weight across body in an arc, passing it to left hand at the midpoint.

C.

Bend right leg and cross it behind left to land in a deep lunge with left leg bent and on ball of right foot, weight outside left leg. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, quickly alternating sides for 30 seconds.

Plyotraction

Plyotraction

A.

Stand with feet wider than hip-width apart, hold- ing one weight in right hand with palm on front of left shoulder, elbow bent, to start.

B.

Bend knees slightly, and hinge from waist to lower torso until it's parallel to floor as you swing right arm down; pull slightly bent right elbow out to side at shoulder height. Swing arm and stand to return to start. Repeat for 30 seconds. Switch sides; repeat for the second round.

Low Lateral Chop

Low Lateral Chop

A.

Stand with feet wider than hip-width, holding a single dumbbell with both hands at one end at chest height, elbows bent, to start. Squat, pivot on right foot to rotate left and extend arms out to left at shoulder height. Remaining low throughout, pivot on left foot as you rotate toward right, powerfully drawing weight across body and out to right. Continue, quickly alternating sides, for 30 seconds.

Halo Slash

Halo Slash

A.

Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a single dumbbell with both hands at one end at chest height, elbows bent, to start. Rotate weight toward left and around back of head.

B.

When weight is directly beside right ear, squat, forcefully drawing weight down your midline toward floor. Return to start. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, quickly alternating sides, for 30 seconds.

Ape Snatch

Ape Snatch

A.

Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a weight in each hand with palms facing thighs to start. Keeping chest lifted, squat until weights hover just above floor.

B.

Powerfully come to standing, rising onto balls of feet as you pull weights to chest height, bending elbows out to sides.

C.

Without pausing, rotate forearms upward as you drop back into the deep squat, then stand to press weights overhead, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and with palms facing forward. Pause, then return to start. Repeat quickly for 30 seconds.

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