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Jumping Jacks

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muscles:QuadricepsMuscle, HamstringsMuscle, AdductorsMuscle, AbductorsMuscle, CalvesMuscle
synergists:TrapeziusMuscle, DeltoidsMuscle, GlutesMuscle
required:Doable Without Equipment And Weights
optional:Weight Cuffs
fitness level:Easy
exercise type:Cardio
Variations available (6)
Starting PositionExecution - 1nd Step
Execution - 2rd Step

General and Specifics

Starting Position

  • stand upright and look ahead
  • the feet are together
  • the arms are hanging down at the sides of the body
  • the palms point to the thighs

Correct Execution

  • slightly bend the knees
  • jump off the ground and spread the legs a bit wider than shoulder width
  • meanwhile, bring the arms up in a bow above your head (palms point to each other)
  • the hands can touch above the head
  • land on the balls shoulder width
  • jump and swing back to the starting position
  • do several reps without any pause

tip for the workout

  • the longer you work out, the more intensive becomes the training
  • impede the exercise by using weight cuffs or increase the speed