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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Jumping Jacks with Kicks

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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Jumping Jacks with Kicks

Today we are burning some calories!


I love this modern twist on an old classic. Sidebar: Can you believe they have my kindergartener doing jumping jacks, situps, and pushups? I remember when “physical education” was called “recess” but I digress. Sometimes doing these old school moves can get a bit…boring. This is a fun way to spice up the regular jumping jack while scorching calories! I did a could of these and my legs were on fire!

Have you ever tried jumping jacks with kicks?

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Kristina Walters October 8, 2014 - 5:20 am

I love it! Interesting addition to the plain old jumping jack. You’re right, these old school moves could use a little spicing up!

Allie October 8, 2014 - 5:44 am

I used to do these all the time when I taught cardio kickboxing. Mine were a little “jumpier” but the same idea. I love that you have your son doing all the “traditional” workout moves. My boys try to do push-ups but they can’t seem to get the just bending their elbow part and they take their hips all the way to the floor before collapsing in a heap! It’s pretty funny.

Janine Huldie October 8, 2014 - 7:08 am

Yay, I can totally do these. As for physical education and kids, just crazy all they have them doing. Emma has an exercise log that we have to fill out for the month together right now outside of school and gym two times a week, where they do all sorts of activities. Definitely not like physical education when we were kids at all!

Kim October 8, 2014 - 11:54 am

Love this move and can’t wait to make it a daily one!!!
I love that PE teaches kids exercises like push-ups – makes me happy!!!

Yum Yucky October 8, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Looks good for a warm up before speed rope. I like this one.

LaShawn October 8, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Ok, this one isn’t too hard! I like it!

Tamara October 8, 2014 - 7:07 pm

I love jumping jacks but boy are they strenuous enough without kicks!
So adorable sidenote: Scarlet calls P.E. “physical therapy” and we have no idea why and we don’t correct her because it’s adorable.

Leslie October 8, 2014 - 9:15 pm

That’s definitely a calorie burner. I can’t believe that your son’s kindergarten has him doing those things! T’s school is definitely old school. PE = play, and it’s one of her favorite classes. I think they do things like play tag and learn dances. I’m good with it because fitness needs to be fun for the kids.

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Aqiyl Aniys October 13, 2014 - 12:34 am

This exercise is cool, but I kept falling over. LOL! I am just joking. This is a great exercise (for men also).


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