Jumping Jacks

The Jumping Jack or jumping jacks is an exercise that involves jumping, opening her legs and raising the arms, from an initial position which is neutral, by performing this movement repeatedly. This exercise is good for working the legs, back, buttocks, and arms. In addition, with the Jumping Jacks can burn calories, which is also a cardio work out.

Jumping Jacks

Include Jumping Jacks in your exercises for working the legs or in the routine for working the glutes.

How to do Jumping Jacks

Initial position of this exercise:

It is part of a neutral position: standing, with legs slightly apart and knees slightly bent. The arms fall to the sides.

Execution of the exercise

Make a small hop to fall with the legs open at the same time, raise the arms above the head. The arms are not stretched at all, and the legs either. Synchronized breathing, letting go of the air when you have your legs open and arms up.

Return to the starting position. Repeated is followed.

What muscles are worked with this exercise?

With the Jumping Jacks are a complete exercise that can work the arms, shoulders, legs, buttocks, and abdomen. The more muscles involved in the exercise are fourfold: quadriceps femoris, biceps femoris, gastrocnemius, and gluteus maximus.

Do not make these mistakes when doing this exercise:

  • Tilt the trunk forward after you jump
  • Falling out of the jump with the knees straight
  • Jumping too
  • Arching the back backwards

Video how to do Jumping Jacks

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