Jumping Jacks Variation: Strengthens the Glutes, Quadriceps and Hip Flexors

Mar 15, 2022

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This variation on the classic school yard exercise is a full body workout strengthening all the major muscle groups. Bauerfeind’s Sports Compression Thigh Sleeves provide sports compression for better performance and support during workouts.

 

1. Begin standing up straight with your legs spread more than hip width apart, and your arms above your head and spread to the sides. Your body will make an X shape.

2. Begin jumping, and pull your arms and legs in toward your body so that your arms are above your head and your legs land straight underneath you.

3. On the next jump return your body to the start position, with arms and legs creating an X shape again. Remember not to let your arms fall all the way down to your side. Focus on form and keeping tension in your arms, legs and core while you do these jumping jacks.

4. Complete 10-15 repetitions before taking a break, or set a timer and complete as many as you can in a set period. Repeat as your ability allows.

Primary muscles: Glutes, Quadriceps and Hip Flexors
Secondary muscles: Shoulders and Core

 


About Olympic Gold Medalist Thomas Roehler:

Thomas Roehler is a professional track and field athlete competing in javelin throw. He is a 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist with a personal best of 93.90 m. With a passion about fitness Thomas is showing us some of his favorite exercise to start the year with healthy habits and achieve your goals whether you are just getting started or have been working out for a long time.

 


 

 

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