Usually burpees are considered to be the go to exercise by any fitness enthusiast, professionals or influencers for weight loss. However, we know that so many of you are not a big fan of this exercise and are looking for alternatives.
Well, fret no more as floor tap squats is the exercise you have been looking for. This is a simple movement that provides intensity to your workouts and helps engage your legs, core and back muscles. The range of motions to be undertaken while performing this exercise provides a full body workout and the best part is that it will help burn fat quickly just like burpees, but without the heightened strain.
Step 1: Begin by standing with your back straight and keep your legs shoulder width apart. Now, rest your hands around the waist.
Step 2: Take the squat position and ensure that you are pushing your hips back to an extent that you are ‘sitting on your calves’. Follow this up by tapping the ground with one hand.
Tip: If tapping the ground is difficult, then consider using a dumbbell kept vertically, a yoga block or a kettlebell.
Step 3: After tapping the floor, press yourself back up and jump. Remember to land on your toes and maintain balance.
Step 4: Once you land on your toes, push yourself up again to do a jump and then return to the starting squat position. Now repeat.
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For beginners, 15 repetitions (reps) and 3 sets are sufficient. While seasoned fitness enthusiasts may consider doing 25 reps and 4 sets, with a break of 20 seconds between each set.
So ladies, get ready to accelerate your weight loss journey with this powerful exercise.