Train Like An Animal With These 4 Moves

Train Like An Animal With These 4 Moves

Wild about working out? Try this nature-inspired routine.

Gorilla Pull-Ups

Targets: Abs, lats
Hang from a chin-up bar using an underhand grip, arms just wider than shoulder width. Bend your knees to 90 degrees, so your shins run perpendicular with the floor. Pull yourself up, bring your chin above the bar, and at the same time swing your knees to your chest so you end in a cannonball-esque form. Return to the starting position and repeat. Perform four sets to failure.

Kangaroo Jumps

Targets: Hamstrings, lower back
Start by standing in a semi-squat position, a comfortable distance from a plyo box. When you’re ready to leap onto the box, lower yourself deeper into your squat and explode out into a jump. Upon landing, do a reverse jump so that you land in your starting position. Repeat 10 times without taking any recovery between jumps.

Panther Crawls

Targets: Triceps, abs, shoulders
Like a jungle cat stalking its prey, commence this exercise on all fours — hands below shoulders, knees below hips. Tighten your core, lift your knees approximately two inches from the floor, and begin to crawl, keeping your body as low to the ground as possible. As your right hand moves, so too should your left foot, and vice versa. Continue this motion for 60 seconds.

Frog Leaps

Targets: Legs, glutes
Stand with your legs spread wide apart and your feet turned so that your toes point outward. Bring yourself into a squat and clasp your hands in front of your chest as if you’re praying. Keep your abs tight, your shoulders back, and your weight on your heels. Explode into a jump, landing back in a squat position. Repeat for 30 seconds.


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