Star jumps

Star jumps
Primary target:
Shoulders (Deltoids)
Secondary target:
Legs (Abductors, Adductors, Calves, Hamstrings, Quadriceps), Back (Trapezius)
Equipment required:
How many reps should I do?
What weight should I use?


To perform the Star jumps safely, please follow these steps:
  1. Start with feet together and hands by your side
  2. Now jump both feet out to the side and raise your arms out to the side until your hands are just above shoulder height
  3. Finally return your feet together and hands to your side
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the specified time runs out


How to make Star jumps harder

Hi Anonymous

Well done for doing exercise at home, it sounds like you are making progress so you are obviously doing them regularly.

It depends how long you are doing them for already, if you are only managing 30-60 seconds then I would try to aim for 3 times per week and adding an extra 15 seconds per week.

If you are already doing a few minutes then you can try holding something in your hands whilst doing it, please only hold something light though, otherwise you could injure your shoulders or neck. start light and increase the weight gradually as you feel more comfortable.

Star jumps are a great exercise for the cardiovascular system as well as building strength so stick with the exercise.


I feel stupid

Hi Ibodz

I used to do star jumps in an exercise class i used to attend but felt very stupid doing them in front of other people. I now mostly do them at home, ive been doing them for a while now and they are getting easier, should i just increase the time i do them for or is there another way of making them harder?