This week Steve states "We’ve started to work on the base strength of the leg muscles, now we start to work on dynamic strength. This exercise will help improve speed and agility. This will help you get the most out of your days in the mountains"
8. Squat Jumps
Following on from the Squat Thrust, try the jump. Starting in the squat position with the hips parallel to the floor, jump up as high as you can, keeping the legs straight and land in the squat position and then straightaway, jump again. You should aim for 15 jumps non-stop, rest for 1min and perform another 2 sets the same. It is very important that you keep the knees relaxed on landing to avoid injury.
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