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Jumping Burns a lot of Calories

Jump, Jump . . . For Your Health

If you're starting to get bored with the same old routine then you may want to supplement your workout with a bit of jumping (considering your knees are in good shape). This is because any form of jumping (jumping jacks, jumping rope, plyometrics) burns major calories since you're pushing your body weight against gravity. I'm not saying that you should always do an entire workout of jumping because that would be exhausting, but rather add a few to your existent cardio program. This means that if you run regularly, then add jumping rope every once in a while. Or run for a few minutes and then do a minute of jumping jacks (or even better, jump squats) and then run for a few minutes again and repeat. The jumping is a good shock to your system, both physically and mentally, which keeps things interesting. Try it out and have fun.

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rpenner rpenner 8 years
i incorporate jumping jacks into my workout. and i've really been meaning to get a jump rope
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I do this all the time. Lots of times I'll go for a run and then do some jumping rope and then do another couple laps of running. The rope jumping is fun and breaks up the routine a little bit.
Lindira Lindira 8 years
I almost always start off my day with a ten minute workout of jumping jacks and light aerobics. Then during my "real" workout in the evening, I try to incorporate some more jumping jacks with my cardio. I love it because it gets my body working hard, but doesn't take a lot of time, so it's easy to fit even a little exercise in a busy schedule.
Mar14835102 Mar14835102 8 years
I think is a good idea since you can jump either indoors or outdoors....looks fun!
Novaraen Novaraen 8 years
I love to do jumping at home with my kids...that way i dont feel so silly because im just having great fun with my boys. We all have a good laugh(which is also great for you!) and i get some exercise. :D Plyometrics are awesome...i used to do them in college when i was throwing shot put and discus. We had huge wooden boxes that we would jump up onto...it was crazy good exercise. :D
Novaraen Novaraen 8 years
I love to do jumping at home with my kids...that way i dont feel so silly because im just having great fun with my boys. We all have a good laugh(which is also great for you!) and i get some exercise. :DPlyometrics are awesome...i used to do them in college when i was throwing shot put and discus. We had huge wooden boxes that we would jump up onto...it was crazy good exercise. :D
cvandoorn cvandoorn 8 years
This is great, but definitely tiring. Plus I think I look funny when I jump at the gym...
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