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When Working Out is Just Another Day at the Beach: Frog Leaps

When Working Out is Just Another Day at the Beach: Frog Leaps

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

Frog Leaps

Frog leaps might be my favorite exercise to do at the Original Muscle Beach. There is a spongy-spring like pathway that surrounds a patch of grass where many people do yoga, stretch and/or hold various crossfit classes. When you step on it you immediately feel the support of shock absorbing material, as if you’ve stepped on to a padded trampoline. It’s great for jumping rope or doing any other type of exercise where it’s important to protect your joints from extreme impact.

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

I start with my feet shoulder width apart in a low squat position. Using the momentum from swinging my arms back and bending my knees, I spring forward in one explosive movement into the highest jump I can make. I keep my knees high like I’m trying to touch them to my chest. My back curves and my arms reach forward. As I come down for landing, I try to land on my heels using my legs to anchor my body and stop the motion in a squat. From that same position I’m able to repeat the exercise again.

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

You could easily do this exercise in the sand and use a designated point A and point B to measure your distance. Because it makes me feel like an Olympic athlete, I like to jump around the entire perimeter of the grass patch—letting the spongy pathway propel me much further than I ever could go on my own. I leap 10 to 12 times for 3 to 4 sets.

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

 

BOOKMARK:

Things You’ll Need

1. A lovely beach

2. Sunscreen

3. A towel (maybe one small for exercising and one large for after workout swim)

4. Water (you’ve got to stay hydrated)

And remember, like all Get Me Body posts, these workout routines are suggested exercises that have worked for me. I am not a trainer or a physician, so please consult either of those two professionals before attempting to do any vigorous workout regiment, especially if you are new to exercising. Stay active and stay inspired.

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