How to Do Lateral a Skips
The lateral a skips should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the lateral a skips.
Beginning Lateral a Skips
1. Bend your knees to squat straight down with your feet no more than hip-width apart. Maintain your balance by standing on your heels.
2. As you begin your jump, shift your weight from your heels to your toes and quickly push upward and sideways toward the other side of the line.
Lateral a Skips Movement
1. Squat deeply to absorb the stress of landing lightly.
2. Jump back and forth across the line, keeping your shoulders and hips square and facing front.
3. You can land on both feet at the same time and rebound with a short double-step, or land on one foot first and rebound with a short double-step.
4. Intervals of 30 to 60 seconds should be performed. Rest for 60 to 90 seconds after each set of a workout, then repeat for three sets. Alternatively, use them into a circuit workout plan.
Lateral a Skips Benefits
Lateral exercises not only increase strength, stability, and coordination, but they also assist reduce the risk of sports injuries by increasing overall hip, knee, and ankle joint stability and enhancing balance and proprioception throughout the body.