What are Skater Jumps?
Skater Jumps are a great cardio exercise involving jumping in a pattern that shifts your body weight from side to side to create a skating stride. While it mainly increases leg power, it’s considered a full-body, dynamic workout as it also targets your gluteus medius and adductors of the hip joints. Since you switch off movement between both legs, it also helps offset imbalance and can even prevent lower-body injuries.
How do you do Skater Jumps?
Start standing with your legs hip-width apart. Bend one leg behind the supporting leg at a slight angle, while maintaining weight and balance on the supporting leg.
As you exhale, simultaneously swing your arms out and leap over to the opposite side.
Shift your weight and land with the opposite leg behind you. Be sure to land on the ball of your foot with your hips and knees bent slightly.
Repeat this side-to-side motion, transferring your weight each time. Continue to alternate the arms and legs as you shift side to side in the skating motion.
How do you modify Skater Jumps?
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What are the benefits of Skater Jumps?
Skater jumps is a great strength and agility exercise that can be used to warm up the body, elevate the heart rate and get the blood flow moving throughout the body.
It’s a great functional exercise to add in routine as it moves through an often underused plane of motion which will help support the infrastructure of the legs by supporting the knees.