Nordic Jumping Jacks
Begin standing with your hands at your sides. As always, pull your belly in to support your lower back, lift and open your chest, and relax your shoulders. Inhale, bringing your arms up overhead (try to touch your hands together while keeping your arms straight); at the same time, jump your left foot in front and your right foot in back. Exhale, bringing your arms back down, jumping your left foot back and your right foot forward. That’s it!
There are multiple ways to add these jumping jacks into your routine. I like using them in the beginning and in between exercises (as a “cool down”). Here are a few options.
- 1-2 rounds of 100 jumping jacks
- 4 rounds of 30 seconds
- 2-3 rounds of 1 minute
- 4 rounds of 20 jumping jacks, followed by 10 as fast as you possibly can go