Move of the Month: Speed Skater

Are you looking for a move that incorporates both cardio and strength? If so, then the speed skater, as demonstrated by the staff at Pinnacle Fitness, is the perfect move to work your inner and outer thighs, legs, core, shoulders, and upper back. Plus, the more reps you do, the more your heart gets a workout too!

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Step One: Stand centered

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Step Two: Step the left foot back and to the right, bending into the right leg. The left hand comes down toward the right foot while the right arm lifts up and back.

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Step Three: Jump off of the right leg, landing in the same half-squat position on the left, this time kicking the right leg behind and to the left while the right hand comes toward left foot and left arm reaches up and back.

Keep going side to side for 3 sets of 10-16 repetitions on each side. The wider you make your jumps, the harder you will challenge the cardio system and the body’s strength and balance. This exercise is good for working the fast twitch muscle fibers.