JUMPING, THE BEST WORKOUT MOST OF US ARE NOT DOING:

Kids jump all the time but what about us adults, we probably should be jumping too try theses jump exercises for a sexy figure and great health.



1) Bounds – Commence jogging followed by a push off with the right leg, and with an extended stride bring the left leg forward (knee bent and thigh parallel to the floor). At the same time, the left arm should reach forward for further momentum. Attempt to hold the extended stride for a brief time, and then land on the left foot and immediately leap forward again.

To maximise this jumping exercise, continue to perform the extended stride continuously on each foot and cover as much distance as possible. Recommended sets are one to three set over 30-40 metres.

2) Hurdle Hopping – This jumping exercise involves the hip and knee for jump movements. The hurdles are set in a row, and spaced at an appropriate distance away.  Whilst standing straight on 2 feet, jump forward over the hurdles and then immediately spring or jump over the next hurdle. Lift with your knees together, tucked against the chest and land on the balls of the feet, and immediately continue the next jump exercise sequence over the subsequent hurdles. Use both arms to swing up for balance and increase vertical leap. Recommended sets are one to three sets over 6 to 8 hurdles(36 inches high) for this jumping exercise.

3) Single Leg Hopping – The aim of this jumping exercise is to stand on one leg, and push off from the standing leg, jumping forward and landing on the same leg. Use the opposite leg as a balance and for forward motion. With each jump, aim to jump higher. Recommended jumping exercise set is one to three over 30-40 metres.

4) Tuck Jumps – Standing straight, jump up grabbing both knees to the chest.As the feet return to the starting position, land on the balls of the feet and immediately spring up in a quick upward motion.

5) Rope jumping (a.k.a. rope skipping, skip roping, jump rope) is, however, an excellent form of exercise that you should consider if you are looking for a way to keep fit, train for another sport, or just to have fun.

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