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Simple aerobic workouts

aerobic workouts 

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Even if you are not a member of a fitness centre or workout facility, you can attempt some of these aerobic moves, because they’re simple enough to try out in the comfort of your own home


Rocket jumps
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, legs bent and hands on your thighs. Jump up, driving your hands straight above your head and extending your entire body. Land softly, reposition your feet and repeat.

Star jumps
Stand tall with your arms by your side and knees slightly bent. Jump up, extending your arms and legs out into a star shape in the air. Land softly, with your knees together and hands by your side. Keep your abs tight and back straight during the exercise.

Squats
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands down by your sides or stretched out in front for extra balance. Lower yourself by bending your knees until they are nearly at a right angle, with your thighs parallel to the floor. Keep your back straight and don’t let your knees extend over your toes.

Tap backs
Step your right leg back and swing both arms forward, and repeat with the opposite leg in a continuous rhythmic movement. Look forward and keep your hips and shoulders facing forward. Don’t let your front knee extend over your toes as you step back.

Burpees
From a standing position, drop into a squat with your hands on the ground. Kick your feet back into a push-up position. Jump your feet back into a squat and up with your arms extending overhead.

Jumping lunges
Step forward, so that one foot is roughly three to four  feet in front of the other, and drop down in a lunge. Jump hard straight up, with your forward and back foot switching positions as soon as your feet leave the ground. When you land you should be in the same lunge position but now with your opposite leg forward. Repeat this motion for a set period of time.

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