Bungee cord exercise conditions, builds endurance



When it comes to fitness, using a bungee cord in your workout is the right kind of resistance.

Ron Johnson
, fitness consultant for the YWCA York and former NFL player, said the apparatus is typically used to train athletes, but he includes it in exercises with his clients, too.

In this video, he and his client Sonia Huntzinger demonstrate high knees while she’s attached to a cord. Johnson said to tilt your body forward and pump your arms as you raise your knees as high and as fast as you can for 30 seconds. By pumping your arms at the same time, you generate power in your upper and lower body, while working against the resistance.

Like sprinting, he said, it’s important to lean your body forward — you never want to run straight up and down or have your head back.

After 30 seconds, take a short break, and repeat four to six times to condition your body and build endurance.

“It looks easy, but at the end of 30 seconds, they’re pretty beat,” Johnson said. “They’re exhausted.”

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About Leigh Zaleski

I'm a health features reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News and healthy living blogger for No Sweat, York. Contact me with story ideas at lzaleski@ydr.com, 717-771-2101 or @leighzaleski on Twitter.
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