Gear to Go Big
There’s a world of plyometrics beyond burpees. Try these catch-air tools.
Plyo boxes—from six inches and up—can boost your intensity. Try this quick drill from Becca Capell, the head trainer at iFit virtual training: Warm up with 1 minute of step-ups on a box. Then do 3 rounds of 10 box jumps, alternating with 10 side-to-side step-overs.
Jumping rope can burn a blazing 13 calories per minute. Try Capell’s rope mix: Do 3 rounds of 100 rope jumps and 10 modified (on knees) plyo push-ups; follow with 3 rounds of single-leg rope jumps, alternating 25 right and 25 left each round.
Start with this fun circuit from Fayth Caruso, a master trainer for Bellicon rebounders. Do 60 seconds each of jump squats from floor to rebounder, plyo push-ups on frame, and sprinting in place. Then do 90 seconds of bouncing. Do circuit 4 times.