Try This 12-Minute Plyometrics Workout Routine

These high-energy plyo exercises are amazing cardio.

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Don’t be intimidated by the name: Plyometrics is a fancy word for jump training. It’s one of the most intense workout styles, thanks to the explosive and demanding nature of jumping. If you’re ready to take your high-intensity interval training to another level, plyometrics is the workout for you.

This should go without saying, but if you are experiencing joint problems, you will want to opt for a more low-impact workout, like this strength-training workout that takes place entirely on the floor. If this sounds like you, don’t start a plyometrics routine without getting advice from your doctor or a trainer.

In this 12-minute plyometrics workout, certified trainer Holly Rilinger leads you through 30 seconds of plyos (explosive jump movement), followed by 30 seconds of core movement.

This high-intensity workout includes the following exercises:

  • Line jumps

  • Plank

  • High skips

  • Side plank

  • Speed skaters

  • Jump squats

  • Slow bicycles

  • Burpees

  • Russian twists

  • 180 jumps

For more plyometrics, try this 8-minute advanced plyometrics workout to increase speed and strength.