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Star jumps
How to do... the star jump

Star jumps

Star jumps are a good way of exercising your legs and your shoulders.

There are two types of star jump.

  • The star burst which is done in one quick movement

  • The two step star jump where you land with your feet out wide before returning to the standing position.

    We are going to show you how to do the star burst.

    The starting position is standing straight up with your arms by your side.


    Star jumps

    This kind of star jump can be done in one swift movement.

    Start off by bending your legs at the knees.


    Star jumps

    Jump upwards and outwards, opening your legs wide and moving your arms out, creating a star shape while in the air.

    As you land keep bending your knees until your hands can touch the floor either side of you.

    Try to keep your back straight - looking ahead, not down will help.

    Spring off again back into the star shape.

    Repeat the routine 10-15 times and try some two step star jumps to add variety to the routine.


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