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How to Jumpstart Your Workout Routine with Exercise Swaps

How to Jumpstart Your Workout Routine with Exercise Swaps

It’s a known fact that the body is resistant to change at the onset of any exercise. Moreover, after some days doing the same workout, the body parts involved get used to the exercises, and the drill becomes stale. There is usually need to modify or swap the workout routines for them to retain their relevance and to realize definition without causing an increase in the muscle involved. Workouts that are done well and traded when one reaches a plateau, together with using Les Meilleurs Stéroïdes Injectables, can help with the definition of muscles and keep the body fit. Here are a few exercise swaps to revitalize your exercise routine:

Swapping Jumping Jacks for Rotational Jacks

Jumping jacks activate every muscle in the body, and thus make for an excellent workout. They are versatile and can be performed in almost all places. They serve as a useful warm-up, can be part of a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) drill, or used as a cardio exercise.

Rotational jacks revitalize the standard jumping jack by actually bringing in a twist. It is performed by standing with feet closed and hands on the chest being together. You then jump up and get on the ground in a squat position, feet apart and toes facing slightly outwards. The body is rotated waist-upwards; right hand made to face downwards and left one upwards. Jump–squat again, this time with the direction the palms are facing interchanged. Do these moves ten times to form a set.

Burpees in place of Push-ups

Push-ups are a great exercise that focuses on the butt muscles, quadriceps, the core and the entire trunk. They can be replaced by the Burpee – an equally valid workout. To perform a burpee, while squatting, take your feet backward to have the position of a high plank. Do a push-up. Move your feet inwards towards the hand. Jump up getting your hands over the head. Perform sets of 10, for one or two times.

Squat Jumps to replace Squats

Squat workouts imitate actual movements. They involve the lower part of the body, including the glutes, thigh muscles, and hamstrings. Also, squats help in joint flexibility. To do a squat jump, stand with your legs apart approximately your shoulder-width and your hands by your side, then go low, folding your knees until they form a right angle. Now swing your arms above your head, jumping as high as possible. Go down again back into the squat and repeat the exercise for at least two sets comprising of 10 jumps.

Substituting Jumping Rope for Calf Raises

Calf raises are exercises meant to strengthen lower legs muscles. They are done by leaning on a wall with the hands to gain balance, and raising heels few inches, above the edge of the footstep, to be on tiptoe. Remain in the position for a while, then go back to normal position to experience your calf muscles do a stretch.

Having said that, jump rope improves foot speed, the agility, and quickness of natural movement in many directions. To do it, you should have a rope that gets to your shoulder having been folded in half. Straighten your hands about one foot from your body, holding the rope handles in your hands. Use your hands and wrist to swing the rope above your head and jump over it, pushing it off with the sole of your feet and maintain the movement only in your ankles instead of the knees.



Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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