Multiplanar hop with stabilization alternate leg
What is it and benefits?
Hop with Stabilization-Sagittal Plane is an intermediate exercise that increases stability and balance in the CORE and throughout the lower body.
Who should perform it?
- This exercise may be performed by healthy exercisers with excellent CORE stability, flexibility, and strength throughout the body.
- Any muscle tightness or weakness must be addressed prior to attempting this exercise.
- Stand with both feet hip-width apart.
- Suck in the tummy drawing the navel towards the spine.
- Keep the chest high, the shoulders rolled back, and hands on hips.
How to Do the Exercise:
- Balance on the left leg. Hop forward and land on the right foot.
- Balance here briefly (for 2-4 seconds), and then jump back to land on the left foot. You will now be back to the starting position.
- Balance briefly and repeat for desired number of repetitions. Then perform this exercise starting on the right side.
- Be certain to perform this exercise as long as good form and balance may be maintained throughout.
- Keep good form and alignment on each landing. If any pain or discomfort occurs in the knees and/or ankles, discontinue this exercise.
- To increase the intensity of this exercise, try upping the speed, jumping higher, and/or increasing the number of repetitions.
- To make this exercise even more challenging, perform this exercise hopping side-to-side or by rotating 180 degrees on each hop.
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