Stand feet together, arms at sides.
Jump as far to the right as is possible, landing on only the right foot, squatting slightly.
Extend the left leg behind the right leg, hovering it low to the ground but not touching the floor.
Quickly push off with the right foot, leading with and landing on just the left leg, hovering the right foot behind the supporting leg without touching the ground.
Continue from left to right leg until you have completed desired 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.