MOVE IT MONDAY: JOSH MARTINEZ OF THE MARTINEZ METHOD

Josh Martinez got our attention a few years back teaching class at Gotham Gym. His workout was killer–combining boxing techniques with high-intensity burn out moves for a serious sweat sesh. What was more impressive (besides his expert playlist picks)–was his seemingly limitless energy and charisma. After immediately bonding with Josh, we stayed in touch. Two years later, he officially launched his own personal training company–The Martinez Method. He took the core tenants of his years of experience and put together a routine that mixes dynamic movements with active rest to yield lean muscle. We asked Josh to share his favorite moves for a full-body tone–keep reading find our latest #MoveitMonday!

Jump Squats

Reps: 25 | Rounds: 4

Start with your legs hip-width apart and your toes turned out slightly.  Bend your knees at a 90-degree angle, pull your core in tight, chest up, and weight in your heels.  Once your knees are at a 90-degree angle, explode into the air and land softy onto your heels. 

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Split Jumps

Reps: 10 each leg| Rounds: 4

Start in a lunge position with your left leg in front.  Make sure you core is pulled in tight, your chest up straight, your weight is in the left heel.  Explode off your heel into the air, landing on your right foot.  Your right knee should be directly over your ankle, and now weight should be in your right heel. Continue to switch legs on each jump. 

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Single Leg Deadlifts

Reps: 15 each leg | Rounds: 2

To begin, all your weight should be on your left foot, core tight.  Bend at your hips and touch your left foot with your right hand.  As you bend over, your right foot will lift up directly behind you to create a straight line from your head to you right toes. Once you touch your foot come back up, remember to keep your core tight- and squeeze your left side when you stand up. 

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Roundhouse Booty Kicks

Reps: 50 each leg | Rounds: 4

Begin with your left leg, turn your toes out 45-degrees. Lean your upper body over to the left so that all your weight is in the left leg.  Pick up you right leg to a 90-degree angle and lift to hip-height, you will feel this in the outside of your booty. Extend your right leg out, then back to the 90 degrees.   

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Pike Push Up

Reps: 15 | Rounds: 3

Start in a push-up position and walk your feet forward towards your hands until your hips are in the air.  Keeping your core tight, bend your arms to a 45-degree angle, then push-up.  

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In/Outs into Mountain Climbers

Reps: 10 | Rounds: 3

Start in a plank position with the inside of your thumbs touching and your feet together.  Make sure your shoulders are over your wrists and core is tight.  Jump both arms and legs out, then bring you left knee into your chest, followed by your right.  To finish, jump you hands and feet back together to starting position. 

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Ab Extenders

Reps: 30| Rounds: 3

Start seated, knees bent, with your hands behind your hips, and arms slightly bent.  Lift your feet off the floor.  Extend your legs out straight, and lean your upper body back to a 45-degree angle.  As your legs come back to the bent position you will sit back up to starting position. 

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Seated Leg Lifts

Reps: 30 | Rounds: 3

Start seated, legs straight out in front of you and lifted off the floor.  Place your hands slightly behind your hips, with arms bent, your upper body will be at a 45-degree angle from the floor.  Lift your legs up as high as you can while pushing your chest forward.  Lower your legs and lean your chest back down to a 45-degree angle to starting position. 

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