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August 10, 2011 4:52 PM
Besides the obvious eating healthy and drinking water and all that, I heard that if you do 1000 jumping jacks every day (after a week, doing 7000) you'll lose a pound a week. The logic is that you burn 1 calorie for every 2 jumping jacks, so 7000 jumping jacks would equal 3500 calories. Is this true?
August 10, 2011 4:58 PM
I could definitely see that...I mean you are moving all of your body weight around and eating healthy... So I would go along with that one.
August 10, 2011 4:59 PM
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Besides the obvious eating healthy and drinking water and all that, I heard that if you do 1000 jumping jacks every day (after a week, doing 7000) you'll lose a pound a week. The logic is that you burn 1 calorie for every 2 jumping jacks, so 7000 jumping jacks would equal 3500 calories. Is this true?


Good luck keeping count...lol
August 10, 2011 5:00 PM
QUOTE:

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Besides the obvious eating healthy and drinking water and all that, I heard that if you do 1000 jumping jacks every day (after a week, doing 7000) you'll lose a pound a week. The logic is that you burn 1 calorie for every 2 jumping jacks, so 7000 jumping jacks would equal 3500 calories. Is this true?


Good luck keeping count...lol


haha!!
  6626720
August 10, 2011 5:01 PM
it is tough keeping count! I go in spurts of 25, and mark them on a small pad of paper I use for my exercise log. after 40 marks you are done for the day!
  3234287
August 10, 2011 5:01 PM
I believe that a healthy person can lose

a pound a week just by correct ; Food / H2O intake

and walking around the block 30 minutes a day!

just sayin'!
  6210397
August 10, 2011 5:01 PM
I'm sure you could do that. you're working your whole body and keeping your heart rate up, so that will def burn some calories (just like running, jump roping, and swimming) it's going to be hard on your legs though. and it def won't be easy to do!
August 10, 2011 5:05 PM
You would have killer calves by the end of it. I struggle just doing the 30 seconds worth on 30DS... I don't know how I'd get through 1000!!!!
August 10, 2011 5:05 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Besides the obvious eating healthy and drinking water and all that, I heard that if you do 1000 jumping jacks every day (after a week, doing 7000) you'll lose a pound a week. The logic is that you burn 1 calorie for every 2 jumping jacks, so 7000 jumping jacks would equal 3500 calories. Is this true?


Good luck keeping count...lol


LOL so true. This sounds interesting though and could easily be done throughout the day. :)
  2441303
August 10, 2011 5:06 PM
While it sounds like a great way to lose pounds, I somehow doubt that my downstairs neighbours are going to be overly thrilled by my 300 pound frame bouncing above their heads, lol
August 10, 2011 5:07 PM
GOOD QUESTION. WHY DONT YOU TRY IT AND GIVE US AN UPDATE? OR WHY DONT WE DO IT TOGETHER AND FIND OUT? IT MIGHT BE FUN.
  5857773
August 10, 2011 5:07 PM
get yourself a really good sports bra chica
August 10, 2011 5:10 PM
I guess it could work.....I might try it out and see!! I like experiments!!
  1153805
August 10, 2011 5:19 PM
In theory yes but remember that 80% success in fat loss is nutrition. If you did jumping jacks to a cadence of 80 bpm you can knock out 1000 jacks in 12.5 minutes - that's actually a great warm up or a nice workout if you are pressed for time. Best of luck and blog about your jumping jack progress.
August 10, 2011 5:47 PM
QUOTE:

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Besides the obvious eating healthy and drinking water and all that, I heard that if you do 1000 jumping jacks every day (after a week, doing 7000) you'll lose a pound a week. The logic is that you burn 1 calorie for every 2 jumping jacks, so 7000 jumping jacks would equal 3500 calories. Is this true?


Good luck keeping count...lol


Good luck period!!
August 10, 2011 5:49 PM
The arthritis in my shoulder yells after 15 of them! (actually before, but I don't listen right away!)
  7081805
August 10, 2011 5:52 PM
Very interesting....might have to give this a try!
August 10, 2011 6:00 PM
I just added jumping jacks to my routine doing 30 in 30 seconds four times. So after doing them I thought is there a right way to be doing jumping jacks I dont want injuries. Looked it up on line and read that you should only do them every other day. I think I'll keep doing them evey other day, because they really raised my heart rate.
October 17, 2011 4:42 PM
I heard/read the same thing, and I'm trying it. I figure what do I have to lose anyways?! Besides weight. If I hurt, I'll stop. But I do 10 sets of 100 thru-out the day, and mark it on my exercise journal on here. I do 1 per second, so it takes me less than 2 min at a time to do a set. I do those while I'm waiting on the microwave, during commercials, and, since i work basically alone and in casual attire, I do them at work, waiting on the copier, or just needing a break from the computer. This is only my 2nd week, and last week, I manage 1000 on the first day, and only 250, and 350 on the following days I was sooooo sore in the calf!
However, just in case it isn't accurate, I don't "eat back" those calories... Just sayin! :) Best of luck to you and I both! glasses
June 6, 2012 6:50 PM
I read the same thing on pinterest and decided to give it a try too! It's only my second day so I guess we'll see but don't do 1000 all at once. Do 10 sets of 100 throughout the day and it's not as bad as it sounds! But like the others said don't eat back the 500 calories you're losing and drink water and eat right as well. Good luck!! :)
June 6, 2012 6:52 PM
Sounds reasonable to me! It sounds similar to jumping rope for a workout.
  5515587
June 6, 2012 6:53 PM
Exercise does not burn calories at the same rate for everyone, so your premise is somewhat flawed.

And don't expect it to work without counting calories.

It's very simple: figure out how many calories you need to maintain your weight. To lose one pound a week, create a deficit of 500 calories per day. That can be done by eating less, exercising more, or a combination.
Edited by ElizabethRoad On June 6, 2012 6:55 PM
June 6, 2012 6:55 PM
Well...I am sure it is possible. But it sounds extremely boring to me. I would find other exercises to incorporate in with all those jumping jacks.
  21660140
June 6, 2012 6:57 PM
I would hate keeping track.lol. I do jumping jacks daily, but add in other things also.
  7072673
June 6, 2012 6:59 PM
I could not possible do 1000 JJ a day and be able to walk the next day... nor would I want to, how boring and tireding.. but I can see where you could lose weight doing it, since it gets your heart rate up, it's basically a cardio option.

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