Pump Up Your Jumps

Exercise 1: Tuck Jump
Exercise 1: Tuck Jump
Exercise 1: Tuck Jump
Exercise 1: Tuck Jump
Exercise 2: Bounding For Distance
Exercise 2: Bounding For Distance
Exercise 2: Bounding For Distance
Exercise 3: Parallel Sissone
Exercise 3: Parallel Sissone
Exercise 3: Parallel Sissone

Exercise 1: Tuck Jump

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Start in a parallel relevé with your feet together. Lift your arms straight overhead, palms facing in.

Exercise 1: Tuck Jump

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Bend your arms, pulling them toward your chest, as you lower your heels and plié into a squat, keeping your knees over your ankles.

Exercise 1: Tuck Jump

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Immediately spring off the floor, pulling your knees to your chest.

Exercise 1: Tuck Jump

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Land in plié, then immediately straighten up and return to the starting position. Repeat the jumps for 20 seconds.

Exercise 2: Bounding For Distance

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Start at one end of the studio. Swing your right leg out in front of you as you bring your left arm forward and your right arm behind you.

Exercise 2: Bounding For Distance

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Bend your right knee and bring it to hip height, then take a giant leap off your left leg. Bend the left knee as your left leg rises behind you. Land on your right leg.

Exercise 2: Bounding For Distance

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Continue leaping and alternating legs as you run across the floor. Try to cover as much space with as few jumps as possible. Pump your arms like a runner throughout. Repeat six times back and forth across the floor.

Exercise 3: Parallel Sissone

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Stand with your feet together in parallel, holding your arms in first position. Plié.

Exercise 3: Parallel Sissone

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Push off the ground with both feet, kicking your right leg out to the side to propel your body to the left. Straighten both legs and point your toes.

Exercise 3: Parallel Sissone

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Quickly bring your legs back together and land in plié with feet together in parallel. Do five sissones to the left, then five to the right.

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