10. POWER STEP-UPS
WHY IT WORKS: Power Step-Ups are a lower-impact version of lunge/split jumps that are easier on the knees. The movement trains both knee and hip extension, which is critical to proper running mechanics and overall athletic performance. The glutes are the most metabolically-active, calorie-burning tissues in your body –so the more junk you’ve got in your trunk, the less fat you’ll have everywhere else.
HOW TO DO IT: Place your right foot onto a stable box, bench or step with your knee and ankle aligned, heel loaded and shin vertical. Drive through your right heel and swing your arms overhead as you switch your legs mid-air, landing softly on the other side. Perform for 30-60 seconds at a time.