Great for Balance and Coordination
Lateral Hops on a step
This cardio move is tougher than it looks because the lateral movement not only challenges your balance but also your coordination as well. This is a great exercise to incorporate into an outside cardio workout, whether you are walking, jogging, running or biking. Use it as a high intensity cardio interval, stop every so often and use a curb as your step, do 10 to 20 lateral hops on each side and then continue with your cardio. Make it more challenging and use a park bench as your step. You will be amazed at how many more total calories you will burn.
Do it Right
- Begin standing in a neutral position to the left of a step w/ feet hips distance apart, knees soft, abdominals tight & chest lifted
- Using both feet quickly hop up on the step & then back down on the floor landing on your toes and absorbing the shock of each hop with the balls of your feet & your glutes
Demonstrated by: Tom Nagy