How to Do Lateral Hops Exercise Properly

 

How to do Lateral Hops

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This excellent exercise helps improve stability and strengthen your lower body. Quite helpful for athletes, basketballer’s, tennis players among others to do due to the quick lateral direction changes that are done in the sports.

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Main Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Calves

Other Muscles Worked

  • Core
  • Hamstrings

Lateral Hops Guide

  • Standing on a flat surface with legs together and knees slightly bent. 
  • Hop from left to right over an imaginary lateral line while facing forward.
  • Increase pace and distance as you progress and repeat the hops.
  • Ensure to land softly to avoid injuries or strains on your body.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Once you are more comfortable with the hops you can proceed to single leg lateral hops. This is basically lateral hops while balancing on one foot.
  • Ensure you have comfortable and stable shoes while performing this exercise to avoid ankle sprains and injury.
  • One can add light dumbbells to give more effect to the exercise.
  • Land on the balls of your feet as you jump to reduce the impact on your knees and ankles.

In today's article, I'll show you how to perform lateral hops exercise, which is perfect for strengthening your lower body and improving stability #lateral #hops #exercise #focusfitness

Benefits of Lateral Hops

Strengthens your lower body and helps improve your explosiveness.

Lateral hops will improve your stability.

You can perform this exercise anywhere because it doesn’t require any equipment.