Our exercise of the week is an oldie but a goodie. They seem so simple and yet they truly are a great way to get the heart pumping and work out your entire body. What exercise am I referring to? The classic jumping jacks (but we’re going to do them with a twist). Trust me, this exercise is an “oldie but a goodie” for good reason.
JJacks with Crossover
Begin with feet together, belly in, chest up, shoulders relaxed. Jump your legs as far apart as you can while bringing your arms together overhead. As you come back to your starting point, instead of bringing your feet side-by-side, cross your left foot in front of your right; then on the next round you will bring your right foot in front of your left. Continue alternating your left and then your right foot being in front. This crossover will give an extra workout to your inner thighs while still working your whole body.
1. Keep your arms straight to enhance the arm and shoulder workout.
2. Really try and jump your feet as far apart as you possibly can.
3. Alternate between jogging in place, doing sprints, or jump rope and your JJacks with Crossover (try to do at least 100 JJacks for each round).