Jumping Jacks For Beginners

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Have you ever wonder what the jumping jacks are good for?

Below I will give you 3 reason why you should do this exercise.

Reason 1 - This exercise is a great cardio workout that will elevate you heart rate quickly. By doing jumping jack you start to breathe more deeply which help oxygenate your bloodstream and your muscle.

Reason 2 - Since jumping jack is a full body workout, it also makes a great strength training workout. When doing this exercise you begin to breathe deeply which engages your core muscle. Also you if you modify your jumping jack and add a deep squats instead of standing up. You will engage your calf, thigh, gluteal and abdominal muscles. 

Reason 3 - The jumping jack is great for interval training session. Doing this exercise for 40 seconds and then resting for 20 second for 3 reps, you heart will spike up for up to 1 minute after you have complete this exercise. Which is great for fat burning. 

So are you ready to give the jumping jack a try, follow the step by step instruction and watch the video to make sure you are doing it correctly.

How to do the Jumping Jacks

1. Start standing with your feet together and your arms by your sides. 

2. Jump, spreading your feet and raising your arms, landing with your legs spread around 2-3 feet apart and your arms directly over your head. 

3. Jump again this time coming back to your starting position to complete one repetition. 

4. Repeat the motion for a set time period, or for a set number of repetitions.


Are you looking for more cardio workout checkout my aerobics exercise page for some more exercises.

Below is a great 19 minutes HIIT Cardio Workout that will include jumping jack.

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