Primary muscles: Calves
Secondary muscles: Legs, hips
Equipment: No equipment
SIDE TO SIDE HOPS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand straight with your hands by your sides and your feet hip-width apart.
2. Jump with both feet to the right and then to the left, in a quick, repetitive move.
3. Repeat until the set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your knees soft, maintain your back straight and breathe slowly. Bounce off the floor as fast as you can, face forward and, to maintain your heart rate up, keep a steady pace.
The side to side hops increases aerobic fitness, strengthens the heart and boosts your weight loss. This exercise improves your agility and power, and boosts your explosiveness and speed.
SETS AND REPS
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the side to side hops, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: