Primary muscles: Glutes, quads, hip flexors
Secondary muscles: Legs, abs, shoulders
Equipment: No equipment
SCISSOR SKIER INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand tall with your feet together, arms by your sides and your palms facing your hips.
2. Jump up, bring your right leg forward, your left leg back, and reach your left arm up and your right arm back.
3. Jump again and switch your legs and arms.
4. Continue switching until set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Land softly on the balls of your feet and keep your knees slightly bent. Engage your core muscles and glutes and keep your elbows loose and your arms extended during the entire exercise. Switch your legs and arms as quickly as possible and maintain a smooth and steady breathing pattern.
The scissor skier is a great full body exercise that strengthens the muscles, enhances aerobic fitness and promotes relaxation. This exercise helps to improve muscle endurance, increases the body’s metabolic rate and helps with weight loss.
SETS AND REPS
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the scissor skier, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: