This exercise is meant to be performed on your hands. However if you have issues with your wrists, you can hold weights (shown) or on your forearms (not shown).
Some women have issues with jostling movements like jumping jacks. You can perform low impact jumping jacks by bouncing on one leg while you kick the other one out, mimicking the jumping jack motion. Alternate sides.
This exercise is meant to be performed on your hands. However if you have issues with your wrists, you can hold weights (shown) or on your forearms (not shown). Doing it on the forearms can be awkward.
I do not recommend doing this over a dumbbell like I’ve done in the video. 😉 In fact, Please Don’t.
Perform Low-Impact Side-to-Side jumps for knee issues
When you land from your jump, land on soft knees. In other words, it will burn more, but you want to go immediately into your next squat. Landing on straight legs can cause too much stress on your knees, and ultimately cause unnecessary knee pain.
I actually prefer weighted burpees. If you don’t feel like you have the hip flexibility to put your hands on the ground, try doing it with small hand weights.
Do not perform this exercise unless you feel comfortable doing standard lunges.
Try to have both feet touch the ground at the same time.
Similar to running in place, you’re actively trying to get your heels to touch your glutes
Try to land softly on the balls of your feet.
Similar to running in place, the idea is to get your thighs parallel to the ground with each stride.
Marching is a lower impact version of this exercise.
Jump Squats w/ 2 Second Hold
Similar to Jump Squats, instead of immediately jumping up again, you’ll hold the squat position for 2 seconds.
Caution: Do Not land on locked knees. ALWAYS land on soft knees (aka: a squat)
This is a dynamic move where you are alternating jumping between a narrow squat stance and a wide squat stance.
Caution: Do Not land on locked knees. ALWAYS land on soft knees (aka: a squat).
This is a lateral movement: Hop to the right, and as you bend your stable leg, bring your left leg behind and cross-over. Hop to the left, and repeat the action on the opposite leg.