Muscles worked: Primarily muscles of your front thigh (quadriceps), adductor muscles of the hip (brevis, longus, magnus, minimus, pectineus, gracilis, obturator externus), back of the leg muscles (soleus, gastrocnemius, hamstrings), booty (gluteus maximus/medius/minimus)
1. To set up, start standing to one side of the space you will use
2. If you are on the right side of the space, you will start with your left leg
3. Shift your weight so that you are standing on your right foot
4. Sink down into a little squat
5. Explode your left leg to left, jump slight up but mostly sideways as if you were jumping over a small fence
6. Land with your weight on your left leg, in a little squat and SLIGHTLY bent at the waist
7. Right leg will cross slightly behind you (almost like a curtsy lunge).
8. Repeat to the right. Jump to the right with right leg, landing softly in a small squat, left leg crossed slightly behind you
• To help propel yourself, as you jump, swing your arms in the same direction as your leg. Your arms will finish across your body and to the side, almost like the starting position of a sprinter.
• Focus on keeping your balance. Go slowly, there should be at least a 1-second pause when you've landed.
• Always land softly and sturdy, do not roll foot/leg outwards.
• Also ensure that you are engaging your core, with chest up. If you struggle with keeping your balance, likely you’ve not engaged your core (belly button to spine). You can also try reducing the width of your jump.