Does anybody do them? It seems to me like they'd be a good cardio choice in lieu of running. Here's my logic: People can run for 20 minutes to an hour plus without stopping (not me of course, but many people can, even people who aren't in the greatest of shape), but can you imagine people doing jumping jacks for this duration? It seems unlikely.
Wouldn't this make jumping jacks harder and more intense at least in the sense of getting more bang for your buck when time is limited?
I'm currently testing out jumping jacks for a few minutes straight to get my muscles warmed up for weights (I used to just run for 10 minutes or so).
Thread: Jumping Jacks?
06-04-2011, 02:30 PM #1
- Join Date: May 2011
- Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Age: 38
- Posts: 100
- Rep Power: 86
Jumping Jacks?I'm a really positive person, I guess you could say I'm a total optometrist.
06-04-2011, 02:37 PM #2
- Join Date: Feb 2010
- Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
- Age: 44
- Posts: 1,298
- Rep Power: 2712
Spreading your legs while lifting your arms over your head is a fairly unnatural movement. It is difficult to imagine a situation where you need to do both at the same time. Consider jumping rope instead.Ego victum poena. Victoria per vires.
Promoting an environment of candid feedback and tough love.
Rating 5-star Threads 'Terrible' since 2010.
Surprisingly, I find myself posting in 4-star threads quite often . . .
Training Log: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=152174093&p=1032001033&posted=1#post1032001033
06-04-2011, 02:59 PM #3
06-04-2011, 03:08 PM #4
06-05-2011, 01:40 AM #5
It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are light and healthy, it probably is not a big deal. If you are on the heavier side and grab an 8-12 lb dumbell in each hand, 50 jumping jacks can be a good start to a warm up.
Is it enough? That depends. There is a good chance that your calves will protest before the rest of your body is warmed up. But if you do three sets alternating between 50 dumbell jumping jacks, 20 clap-pushups, 20 bodyweight squats and 30 crunches, there is a good chance you'll be good and warmed up.
06-05-2011, 04:10 AM #6
- Join Date: Jun 2011
- Location: Melbourne, Vic, Australia
- Age: 23
- Posts: 32
- Rep Power: 0
06-05-2011, 04:19 AM #7
- Join Date: May 2010
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- Age: 36
- Posts: 102
- Rep Power: 226
Last edited by ramekee; 06-05-2011 at 11:58 AM.
By LiFtInIsFuN in forum Teen BodybuildingReplies: 4Last Post: 04-27-2013, 07:07 PM
By BeHappy in forum ExercisesReplies: 14Last Post: 12-29-2010, 09:12 AM
By gunsnbam in forum Losing FatReplies: 7Last Post: 09-01-2005, 08:47 PM
By skelooth in forum Losing FatReplies: 25Last Post: 09-27-2004, 06:55 PM
By SuperKid in forum Losing FatReplies: 5Last Post: 01-15-2004, 06:48 PM