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Get your heart rate up to increase your metabolism with this imaginary jump rope exercise.
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Alright! Grab your imaginary jump rope. Are you ready? Here we go. Jump. Up, off the ground, come on. Now keep your eye on cape for the low impact version. Keep those feet in contact with the ground, but be intense about it. Come on, let's go. Those of you who are jumping, get over that rope. Last four, and three, we're going to take it to both feet.
Go for it right here. Up, up, over that rope. Come on. Off the ground be light at your toes, abs tight. Come on, four, three, now side-to-side, right here, let's go. Side-to-side, up over that rope. Come on. Go four, three. Here we go. Front-back, front-back. You got it. Come on. Keep it up. Got it. Last four, three, two, alternate feet. Way to go.
Alright! Here we go. Last four, and three, and two, great job. Alright, take a deep breath. We don't need our hand-weight we are moving on to a plie series. So, let's take our feet wide, heel spaced in, toe spaced out.
Now, in a plie you want to keep that pelvis in position. Think about it like a bowl of water. Don't tilt it forward or back. Are you ready? Hands on your side. Four quick pilates. Let's go right here. Four, three, now turn the toes in for four, right here. Four, three, we're inching our feet in slightly. Here we go. Four, three, two, now toes.
Four, three, now jump it back out to the beginning. You got it? Four, three, two. Let's add some arms right here. Let's go, toes, four, three. Speed bag arms, you got it.
Heels, four, three, two. Bring your toes in for four, three, two, jump it out, let's go. Four, oh! Boy we're feeling this. And toes, four, three, good. Breathe, come on, heels. Awesome job. Toes, come on.
Are you ready? Jump it out in twos. Let's go. It's one, two, toes. You've got it Heels. Toes. Jump it out. Let's go. Heels, two, toes, two. This is our last set, right here, and shake it out. Good job.