Muscle and Fitness Hers Summer 2018 issue is out on newsstands now and I’m super excited to once again be a featured trainer! I’m featured in page 26 giving trainer tips for the “Move of The Month” which is the Pop Squat – one of my favorites!
Pop It Off
Use the pop squat to get your lower body in summer-ready shape.
by Alyssa Shafer
“Build lower-body strength, increase power, and rev your metabolism with this all-in-one plyo move – the pop squat. There’s no equipment required, so you can do it anywhere, anytime. And there’s one more bonus this exercise gives you that you won’t get in other plyometric squats. ‘Since you have to cross your legs as you jump up, you’ll activate the inner thigh muscles more than you would with a regular squat.’ says trainer Cari Shoemate, founder of Houston’s Bombshell Bootcamp. Add three to four sets of 10 to 12 preps into your next leg day to round out your strength session or use pop squats at the end of any workout for a high-intensity cardio burst. Shoemate has clients do 40 to 50 reps to blast fat and get the heart rate soaring – set a timer and try to beat your best each time you do this.”
*Check out the issue for step-by step instructions on how to do this move along with a ton of other great workouts!