Cardio Workout

Hi everybody!  Today’s workout is for your cardio!  This is great for dancers to do to help with your speed and jumping stamina.  There will be some abdominal work included to help you warm up and do the exercises correctly – but it will be lots of movement and you won’t sit still and do slow leg lowers at all!

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Workout video


  • 1-minute plank hold
  • 20 knee-grabs
  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 1-minute mountain climbers
  • 2-minute modified push-up and reach
  • 25 side plank lifts (each side)
  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 1-minute mountain climbers
  • 30-second plank hold
  • rag-doll yoga pose


  • The more you do this, the better you will get!  Try repeating this 1-3 times every week (maybe every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday or Tuesday and Thursday).  You will really see improvements in your stamina, core strength, and jumps.
  • Practice regular breathing, especially in poses like the plank or jumping exercises.  Holding your breath only makes it harder, and it prevents your muscles from getting enough oxygen.
  • The warm-up and cool-down is built into this workout, so don’t worry about doing those things before/after completion.
  • This is great to follow with some stretching or a barre/class at home.

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