Lateral Plyo Squats

The lateral plyo squat is a dynamic, multi-joint exercise that develops power, strength, and quickness throughout the lower body. The exercise also increases cardiovascular endurance.


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    Stand tall with your feet together, shoulders back. Step out with your right foot (about hip-width apart), bend your knees, and lower into a squat, bringing your arms out in front of your body.
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    Explosively push off of the floor with both feet, jumping up and to one, swinging your arms behind you. Land softly and immediately sit into another squat. Push back to standing and repeat, jumping up and over to the opposite side.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not land stiff and hard. Make sure to land as softly as possible.
  • Do not allow your knees to travel too far in front of your toes upon landing.
  • Make sure to lower yourself until your hips are parallel with your knees.