Single Leg Lateral Hops

Exercise Instructions

Stand on your right leg and hop to the left as far as you can, then immediately repeat, this time back to the right.
Continue going back and forth for a set number of repetitions or a set time period, then switch legs and repeat. Hopping laterally and back is one repetition.

Exercise Purpose

These are a functional plyometric move that targets the butt, calves, quadriceps, hamstrings and hip flexors. They build strength and stability throughout the ankle complex, knee and hip joint. This is a must-have exercise for anyone involved in sports as it helps protect the ankles and knees by improving the body’s ability to regain and maintain balance. These also increase the speed in which an athlete can change directions while in motion. This is a particularly good conditioning tool for soccer, football, basketball, rugby, lacrosse, and field hockey.

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