Jumping Jacks

Beginner Level of Difficulty

Jumping jacks are an excellent low impact full body conditioning exercise.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Quadriceps

Quadriceps

The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

Picture of Shoulders

Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Exercise Instructions


jumping jacks - step 1

Step 1

Start with both feet together and your hands by your side.

jumping jacks - step 2

Step 2

Jump open touch your hands over your head.

jumping jacks - step 3

Step 3

Jump back to the starting position and repeat.