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Skips

In this video, you’ll discover a great cardiovascular exercise that will raise your heart rate while working your leg muscles.

Special Equipment: None

Level: Beginner

Reps: 30 seconds active, 15-second recovery for 3-4 rounds

This is a lower body exercise that focuses on your legs called Skips. To perform this exercise all you need is your body weight. This exercise can be performed on or off the treadmill. Begin by facing the swim current in a standing position. Initiate the movement by lifting one knee at a time in a ‘skipping-type’ pattern. Make sure to engage your arms on this exercise to assist in performing the movement. For beginners, start with a slow tempo and the Pace set at a low flow. The faster you go and the higher the flow from the swim current, the greater the demand on the working muscles. Perform this exercise for 30 seconds and recover for 15 to 20 seconds, or longer if needed. Perform a total of 3 to 4 rounds for optimal results.

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