Stand with feet together, arms at sides.
Jump as far to the right side as possible, landing on only your right foot.
Extend left foot behind supporting right leg and tap the ground.
Directly after the left foot touches the ground, push off with the right foot, leading with and landing on just the left leg; now tap the right foot behind the body.
Repeat, jumping left to right until you have completed all repetitions.
Lateral Jumps are a great way to tone and strengthen the hips, butt, and thighs, as well as build support in the hip ankle, and knee joints. Because of the strengthening of the muscle through the knees and outer thighs, this exercise is great for injury prevention for runners and those who play sports such as soccer, football, basketball, skiing, snowboarding, speed skating, etc.