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Lateral Hop

Lateral Hop
Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Full Body
  • Hips & Buttocks
  • Legs
Purposes
  • Leg power
  • Hip power

Overview

The lateral hop is performed in an open area to develop lateral quickness and leg power. No equipment is needed to perform lateral hops. Beginners should develop a strong lower-body before attempting any plyometric exercise. Lateral hops will strengthen the thighs and reinforce proper movement patterns. Stability and balance are also improved.

Description

  • Keeping your feet directly underneath you, quickly hop sideways.
  • Hop quickly without pausing during the landing phases.
  • After several hops one way, quickly reverse direction.
  • Keep your chest up and maintain good posture throughout.

Mistakes

  • Hunching and not keeping the chest up

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