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Jumping Jacks

Body Part: Full Body

Equipment: None

Difficulty: Beginner


Step 1: Stand in an athletic stance with feet hip to shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward and arms at the sides. Draw in the abs.

Step 2: Perform a small and rapid knee and ankle bend and then rapidly jump the feet out to the side of your body while simultaneously bringing the arms out to your sides and up overhead.

Step 3: Land as softly and quietly as possible with your toes pointing forward.

Step 4: As soon as you land, reverse the pattern and jump back to the starting position.

Step 5: Repeat. Maintain posture throughout. Avoid slouching, turning the toes outward or landing hard.