Jumping jacks are great for cardiovascular exercise to burn calories and strengthen your heart.
*Below are 10 different ways to perform this exercise:
1. Half jacks (great for beginners).
2. Full (regular) jacks
3. Jacks with arm presses straight up
4. Triangle jacks
5. Jacks with arm circles
6. T jacks
7. Diagonal jacks
8. Scissor jacks
9. Power jacks (land softly)
10. Plank jacks (great for core strength): Pretend you have a glass of water on your tailbone, keep your hips as stable as possible without over “bouncing”. Take legs apart and hold for 2 seconds, bring legs in and hold 2 seconds, and repeat. Don’t let your hips raise up and keep your shoulders depressed from ears.
Challenge: Do 1 minute of each exercise with a jog-in-place for a minute in between each exercise for a 20-minute heart-pumping cardio session.
If you think of more, add them in! Jack and kicks? Jack and tuck jumps? Have fun with it!
How many ways can you do jacks?
*Please see your physician before starting any new exercise program.