Primary muscles: Thighs, hips, glutes
Secondary muscles: Obliques, abs
Equipment: No equipment
FINGERTIP TO TOE JACKS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart and your hands by your sides.
2. Bend your right leg and lift your foot as high as you can.
3. Slightly rotate your torso to the right and try touching your right foot with your left hand.
4. Repeat on the opposite side and keep alternating sides until the set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep the movement smooth and steady and maintain a slow and deep breathing pattern. Open your chest, keep your back straight and face front.
The fingertip to toe jacks is a great bodyweight exercise that warms up the entire body and strengthens your thighs, hips and core muscles. Since your core needs to work hard to maintain stability and proper posture, this exercise can be part of a warm up routine or a core workout.
SETS AND REPS
Start slowly with 30-second to 1-minute sets and, as you gain strength, increase the height of the leg lift as well as the speed. Hop back and forth from leg to leg as fast as you can without losing form.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the fingertip to toe jacks, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: