With the 180-Degree Spiderman Jump, this week’s post takes its movement right out of the pages of the comic books! And like most of our GBT exercises, we are challenging you to step outside of the normal cookie cutter exercises and push yourself to new limits and movements with this plyometric exercise.
It’s uncanny how well early illustrators like Stan Lee understood the potential of body movements, enabling them to create powerful, yet graceful heroes and villains. Whether they were jumping, landing or crawling up the side of a building, the mechanics of their movements were right on.
The 180 Degree Spiderman Jump uses the entire body to build and release energy in this unique plyometric exercise. The key to the movement is all in the arms – it’s the quick load and explosive release of the chopping arm that creates the rotation.
Check out the video below, and then tap into your inner super hero while getting a killer workout!
For another great plyometric leg exercise, check out this other video, too!