Bend knees. Stand on right foot. Have your partner stand to your right. Raise left foot off floor and toss ball to your partner. Perform desired number of repetitions. Then switch legs and repeat the exercise with your partner standing on the opposite side.
TECHNIQUE: Remain stable while maintaining neutral shoulders throughout the exercise. Keep chest up and toes pointed straight ahead.
MODIFICATION: 1) If you can’t stabilize, or absorb the weight during the catch, select a lighter medicine ball. 2) If the exercise is too difficult, bend knees and stand on both feet while tossing the ball to your partner.
Kneel on right leg. Hold the medicine ball in both hands and bring it up to shoulder height. Toss the ball back and forth to your partner. Perform desired number of repetitions on right leg and then switch to left leg.
TECHNIQUE: Remain stable while maintaining neutral shoulders and hips throughout the exercise. Avoid leaning forward.
Jumping Jacks Get Your Heart Pumping And Your Muscles Warmed Up
Buddy Jumping Jacks can be done side-by-side as shown in the video or facing one another in a mirror image. Set either a slow, medium or quick tempo. Stay within your Target Heart Rate Range.
Buddy Jumping Jacks are used either as a warm-up, or part of your workout. It builds shoulder and cardiovascular strength.
EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider