If you’re looking for a fun squat variation to try, a surfer spin might be just the move for you. First off, it’s a move that’s as fun as its name; it’s a plyometric exercise that will get your heart rate up and mix up your usual bodyweight workout routine. This exercise incorporates a traditional squat with either a pivot or a jump, depending on whether or not you want a high or low impact version. Watch this short video where Lindsey Bomgren will demonstrate to you this lower body move that works the legs, glutes, and thighs all at once.
It’s so important to do bodyweight strength training moves, whether your goal is to lose weight or tone up. This is because moves like squats or lunges, while seeming basic, are some of the best ways to get in shape. They work so many multiple muscle groups at once, can be done anytime and anywhere, and engage your lower body so it becomes toned, slim, and strong.
Lindsey will first demonstrate the low-impact version of this exercise. To do this, you will squat down, pivot over, and squat again, alternating your right and left side. For the high impact version of this move, you’ll squat and then jump to face the back wall, landing softly on your toes before jumping and squatting again.
Surfer spins are an amazing move to not only work your lower body, but also get your heart rate up. Once you’ve mastered the low impact version of a surfer spin, move on to the higher impact if your body allows. You’ll be pleased at how this plyometric move tones your muscles and gives you a little cardio exercise at the same time.
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