Description: Jumping in the air, try touching your toes. Since both arms and
legs go out, you look like a 'star' hence the name.
Motions trained: Jumping, landing
Main muscles used: Legs
Other muscles: abs
How to do it: Squat down, touching the floor. Jump straight up and try
to touch your hands to your feet by raising your legs. Land lightly and bleed off
the energy as you go back to starting position.
How to work up to it: Jumping is the best way as are adbominal
Ramping it up: This means doing more of them. Aim for 30 seconds and
then go up to a full minute. If you really are hardcore, you can grab some light
handweights. I would not exceed 10 lbs. Remember you are asking your body to do a deltoid
raise while airborne in this case.
Do's and don'ts:Make sure you land well and watch your balance. People tend
to migrate backwards with these if they aren't careful. Be aware of this so you don't fall off
the mat or land on something unpleasant.
Comments:Another great full body exercise.