Hey there, it’s time for a new Home Exercise of the Week! This week I have a lower body exercise that will get your legs burning and your heart pumping called the Reverse Lunge Knee Up Hop.
This is an exercise that will take some practice but it is fun to do and the benefits are great. The Reverse Lunge Knee Up Hop works your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, calves, all the little stabilizer muscles of the ankle, your abs, and your balance and coordination. The jump also adds a plyometric component to the exercise that will work on your cardiovascular endurance and those fast twitch muscle fibers. As you can see there are a lot of muscles being activated in this move! If you’re just starting out with these and you can’t do the jump just yet then you can do the lunge knee up without the hop and then work your way up to adding the jump in.
Let’s take a look at the key performance points of the Reverse Lunge Knee Up Hop.
- stand nice and tall with your abs engaged and take a big step back with your left leg
- from this position, come straight down by bending both knees until each leg is at a 90 degree angle
- make sure to stay as upright as possible
- pushing through your right heel, come up out of the lunge and drive your left knee up in front of you while using that momentum to hop your right foot off the floor
- land from the hop and immediately go back in to the lunge with your left leg
- repeat for your desired amount of reps and then repeat the movement with your right leg
So there you have the Reverse Lunge Knee Up Hop. Take some time to practice the technique and start without the hop if you need to. Once you get the hang of it you can also hold on to some weights to make it even more challenging!
Let me know how you do in the comments below or if you have any questions.
See you next week with another new exercise!