If you have experienced what jumping jacks does to you, great, you know what I am talking about. I use this easy space saving exercise normally as a warm up before my strength training routine. Of course you can use it in your cardiovascular / endurance training, depending on your fitness or sport goal. And because is bodyweight training you can have it in your travel workout routine or home gym.
Jumping jack plyometrics are just an amazing way to speed up your metabolism and prepare your whole body for action. I really enjoy the moment this exercise comes in my kick boxing class. It is for me just fun because I know the good it does to my body performance.
WARM UP WITH JUMPING JACKS PLYOS
You have heard about plyometrics workouts and you still are thinking what are they good for me?
Easy, you burn fat by performing exercises that include jumping. Plyos also known as jump training, they are used to increase power: speed and strength. And consist of 3 phases, muscle lengthening, amortization and shortening having as goal decrease the time in between.
PLYOMETRICS FOR BEGINNERS
If you are a beginner in performing plyometrics training you can check list the following: Know the exercise movement and technique first performing, better do one good technique exercise than doing thousand times an exercise or move with sloopy technique and wrong breathing.
Remember to choose the correct sets, repetitions and rest time in your training.
BENEFITS OF JUMPING JACKS PLYOS
they increase the power of your muscles to get faster in your sport. Burn fat. Build tendons strength. Train your neuromuscular system. Increase your coordination. Keeps you fit. You will be for sure more relax after performing a workout circuit of you will be warm up for your main training. Also, you have the benefit to do it at your home gym and when you are traveling for work or pleasure.
Photos: Markus Haas
WARM UP WITH JUMPING JACKS PLYOS CIRCUIT
Perform 3 sets of 25 of
Follow up with your training routine. Let me know how it went.