Your body is the best piece of equipment to use when you need a good workout. Your legs are your foundation, they carry you wherever you go. You want to be sure you keep them strong. My martial arts students really understand the importance of strong legs. Muay Thai is the art of 8 limbs so your legs come into play often. No matter what fitness level you are at, combining these three leg movements will give your legs a great workout.
You can begin with a simple warm up for your body, especially your legs by jogging in place for 3-5 minutes. This helps to get your blood pumping and loosen up your joints.
It’s important that you stick to the rep count when completing this circuit. Depending on your fitness level, you may need to rest in between exercises. Give yourself 10-20 seconds between each exercise, however, try to push yourself through each motion as much as you can. You’ll feel the burn, especially during the squat pulse, but this is where the magic happens. If you feel genuine pain, stop or rest, otherwise push yourself!
Have a good workout!
16 Air Squats
30 Squat Pulse
8 Squat with a switch step
5 Air Squats with 10 second hold on the 5th squat.
(Extra points for elevated heels.)
20 Animal Squats
10 Gorilla Hops
Check out the guided video below for advance explanation of movements.
For more body weight exercises, download Rad Bod in the Google Play or Apple Store.
Have a great workout!
I am Rad Durousseau, the owner and head instructor of Rad Muay Thai Fitness Center in Aurora Colorado. I love to share whatever I can to help whomever I can to grow through training in what I call Martial Athletics. I use functional strength training and conditioning to strengthen my martial arts and I use martial arts to compliment my S&C training in an effort to create a complete Martial Athlete and next level human being.