Jumpin’ In June Fitness Challenge

by TaylorR

Another month, another challenge!

First… did you complete last month’s killer challenge, Muscles In May?

I loved it and really concentrated on working on my pull-ups.

I haven’t gotten to 15 quite yet in 1 set, but I am up to 13!

Second… thanks for understanding about this week’s posts. Posts will be a bit shorter (but just as entertaining) as I work to make a few changes that will kick off next week!

Now that that is done…

It’s Time To Reveal June’s Challenge!

Jumpin’ In June!

Plyometrics is a style of training that revolves around jumping. Basically the body is a rubber band, and the explosive force of the pull, the jump and the landing has a powerful affect on results.

Plyometrics Is Great For A Slew Of Benefits


Calorie burning…

Muscle building and toning…

Strength…

Performance…

Endurance…

Mental strength (jumping on top of things can be scary at first!)

So for the month of June, we’re going to dedicate some extra time to plyometrics.

Deal?

Sweet!

Here’s the challenge…

Jumpin’ In June Plyometrics Challenge

  • Week 1: 50 Squat Jumps Each Day
  • Week 2: 100 Lunge Jumps Each Day
  • Week 3: 50 Box Jumps* Each Day
  • Week 4: 25 Burpees, 25 Squat Jumps & 50 Lunge Jumps Each Day

jumping-june

Are you with me?

I love… no seriously, LOVE jumping moves. They burn like no other and it’s amazing how they can turn an exercise that you’re used to doing into something so much more intense.

A basic move suddenly delivers a burn!

The Exercises

  • Squat Jumps:

  • Lunge Jumps:

  • Box Jumps:  Unfortunately, I don’t have a GIF for box jumps, but here is an older video Dan and I did. You do not need to have it this high. Anything from, 10-18 inches is great!
  • Burpees:

*If you aren’t able to do box jumps try TWISTER SQUATS instead:

You’d Be Silly Not To Jump In

So here’s the deal…

If you’re in for this challenge, let me know in the comments down below! Each week tag me in an Instagram or Twitter picture showing off your skills, and on Fridays I will do a shout out post.

Let’s do this together!

It can be easy to let is slip from your mind after a few days, but if we do it together we can all stay on track!

Pin the challenge, share the challenge, and let’s see how many ladies we can get to partake.

Woo hoo! I can’t wait.

Because of the excitement, I am forced to say good-bye for now so I can go get these 50 squat jumps done!

Are you going to do the Jumpin’ June Challenge!?
Which of these moves is your favorite?

 

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah @RunFarGirl June 3, 2014 at 7:10 am

This is perfect for me right now! Just ran a marathon and now I’m in recovery, doing a ton of cross training getting ready to race shorter distances this summer. I know jumps are great for helping speed and strength! Thanks for a great workout idea!

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TaylorR June 3, 2014 at 8:56 am

Congrats ont the marathon! And yay for more cross training, my favorite!

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Carla June 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

not sure what it says BUT Ive not done these since COLLEGE!!

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TaylorR June 3, 2014 at 8:56 am

Haha, It means you’re awesome enough without them! Though I bet the tornado would love to jump around!

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Abi@AbsofSteel June 3, 2014 at 8:15 am

This is so funny because I have just recently become re-obssessed with plyometric workouts. They’re tough but make me feel so good after! I like squat jumps best, lunge jumps are my nemesis.

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TaylorR June 3, 2014 at 9:35 am

Lunge jumps are one of those moves you hate and love at the same time. I can always feel them the next day which is why I love them. But the act of actually doing them… different story!

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Sheena June 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

Oh man, jumping exercises kick my butt hard :D This week is the commuter challenge (I’m trying to replace driving with my bike for 100 km) so I’m going to get onboard next week!

I attempted the muscles in May but couldn’t get my three ST in per week :(

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TaylorR June 3, 2014 at 9:35 am

Wow, good for you! What a great goal!

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Amy Lauren June 3, 2014 at 8:56 am

So I can’t do plyo because I can’t jump, no challenge for me. I could not get in all the strength training for May either, with an illness, injury, then business trip (but I am more than making up for it since this injury happened because strength training is one thing I can do).

Plyo is a great workout for those who can. That’s a *lot* of jump squats, lunge jumps, and burpees, but they really do help fitness. Russian Olympic runners used them to get faster for short distance racing, I’ve heard.

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Valerie June 3, 2014 at 9:04 am

Oh yeah I am so down for these! Looking forward to it. Squat jumps kick my butt and jump lunges from your one challenge was so hard. But going to try my best to get them done!

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Eveliz June 3, 2014 at 9:53 am

Game on, I’m in! Burpees are going to be the biggest challenge for me, still building on upper body strength which has greatly increased since joining FWW.

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TaylorR June 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Then they will be just what you need! :)

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Renee Bryan June 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm

I’m in! Pinned it too so I will remember!

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TaylorR June 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm

YES!!

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Kim June 3, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Oh – some of my favorite (or not:) moves!!! I don’t know if I will make all the days but I will play along most days!!

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TaylorR June 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Sounds good! :)

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Rachel June 4, 2014 at 5:17 pm

I’m in!! I just got started but am looking for something extra on off days! I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes.

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TaylorR June 5, 2014 at 9:13 am

Yes!

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