Tonight I decided to switch up my workouts just a tad and do a little plyo work. Plyometrics is also known as "jump training" or "plyos", are exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing both speed and power. This training focuses on learning to move from a muscle extension to a contraction in a rapid or "explosive" manner, for example with specialized repeated jumping. (according to Wikipedia).

Tonights plyo workout mostly focused on legs, but you can definitely do them for other muscle groups as well. The beauty about plyometrics is that this can be done anywhere: at home, at the gym, on vacation at the beach if you want. One of my older Instagram posts I was on a early morning run in Tahoe and found some concrete blocks to do box jumps on. Just remember that just because you do not have access to a gym, doesn't mean you can't find ways to be resourceful and creative. 


Jumping Lunges

3 sets of 25 each leg

Box Jumps onto Bench or Box

3 sets of 25

Sumo Stance Jump Squats

3 sets of 25

Speed Skaters/ Plie Lunges

3 sets of 25 each leg

Step Ups

3 sets of 25

Feel free to share the #GOFITPLYO with your friends! 


I searched the web to for some Awesome resources on plyometric workouts. I hope you enjoy!

Beginners Guide to Plyometrics - Art of Manliness - Plyometric Exercises & Workouts

Fitness Magazine - 10 minute Plyometric Workout

Joanne E

I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters and married to a man who completes me. I started my fitness journey as a way to heal my soul and launched my blog in hopes to continue to inspire and empower women to use fitness as a tool to heal depression and find their self worth. I strongly believe that each woman deserves to be in love with herself just as much as her man does. I have an obsession with reusable water bottles, I enjoy action movies, and I’m in love with burpees.