Primary muscles: Quads, hamstrings, calves, abs
Secondary muscles: Glutes, lower back
Equipment: No equipment
TOUCH AND HOP INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand on your right leg with your knee slightly bent.
2. Start bending at the hips, extend your left leg behind you, and touch the floor with your left arm.
3. Jump quickly and drive your left knee up.
4. Land on your right foot, repeat and switch sides.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Tighten your core, open the chest and maintain your knee joints loose. Bend at the hips, extend your leg behind you and keep your back neutral. Breathe out as you push through the heel to jump up, and bring your knee as high as you can. Land softly on the balls of your foot, with your knee slightly bent.
The touch and hop is a full body cardio move that challenges your balance and stability, and improves your strength, power, and agility. This exercise also boosts your metabolism and maximizes weight loss.
SETS AND REPS
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