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Jumping jacks

Primary Muscles Worked: Hip abductors, Hip adductors, Calves

What can seem like a kid’s exercise is actually a great workout! Jumping jacks are a good way to work in cardio. Try 60 seconds of jumping jacks everyday to start. You can do them  anywhere –  work, the gym, outside, or while watching TV. As your endurance improves, gradually increase the time by 10 seconds.


Jumping Jacks 11. Stand with your arms to your sides.

Jumping Jacks 22. In one movement, jump up and spread your legs apart as you raise your arms to the sides and over your head. You should land with your arms over your head and your feet more than hip width apart.

Jumping Jacks 33. Jump up again and in one movement, bring your legs together and your arms back to your sides. This is one jumping jack. Repeat for 60 seconds to get your heart rate up and your fast twitch muscles activated.