Lower body

Lateral Bounds Exercise

Benefits:

  • Challenges the body to work in a different plane of motion, making you more versatile.
  • Heart-starting, cardio-busting move burns pesky fat.
  • Improves balance and coordination.

How to do Lateral Bounds:

Starting Position: Stand on one leg. Raise your opposite leg, bending the knee to hip height.

Movement: Sink your hips back, explode off the standing leg and leap sideways. Use your arms to swing along with the jump.

Return: Land on your opposite foot, while bending the alternate knee. Switch sides.

Modification and Progression:

  • To simplify Lateral Bounds, step touch side to side.
  • To advance Lateral Bounds, extend your knee out as you land with the opposite foot. This will test your balance, as well as your core strength.

Movement Tips:

  • Be mindful of your ankles as you leap sideways.
  • Absorb the jump by landing on your toes, bending at your knees and hips.
  • Swinging your arms helps you with the movement, providing momentum and coordination. Use ’em.

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