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Front Jabs Exercise

Front Jabs

Starting Position Stand tall with your back straight, abs engaged, shoulders relaxed, arms at your sides, elbows bent and feet hip-width apart OR staggered one in front of the other. Make fists with your hands and bring your hands up in front of your chin as if in "defense."

Action Breathe deeply as you punch one arm straight out in front of your shoulder (without locking the elbow), then pull that arm back in to the starting position. Repeat on same arm OR alternate arms with each jab (not pictured). After several repetitions with this arm, switch sides.

Special Instructions Every jab should have two phases: the punch itself and the retraction, where you pull the arm back in with as much effort as you took to punch it forward. Punch in line with your shoulder, not toward or across the midline of the body (which is a Cross Punch). Try to remain relaxed in your shoulders. Punch with greater force and/or speed to increase your overall intensity.

Exercise Categories: Beginner Cardio