5 Great Benefits of Scissor Jumps

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Mar 15, 2018
Quick Bites

  • It comprises strength training and plyometric movement
  • It can help build muscular strength in the hamstrings and glutes
  • You can do plyometrics to train for several sports

Scissor jumps is an endurance plyometric (jump training) technique. The move comprises strength training and plyometric movement to build muscular strength in the quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes.

Steps to Perform Scissor Jumps

  • Starting in a lunge position; put your right leg forward and your left leg extended behind you and toes on the floor. Bend your right knee and dip your left knee toward the floor
  • Your arms should be straight out in front of you or out to the sides
  • Gently jump up and switch legs in midair, just like the motion of a scissor
  • Use your back left to give you a lift off the ground, and jump again
  • Jump continuously, without resting, 10 to 20 times
  • It is important to try and land softly to avoid injury

5 Benefits of Scissor Jumps

The workout can be used in several different ways. Take a look at the many benefits of the technique.

Builds Muscle

The body’s muscular system encompasses fast and slow twitch muscle fibres. The move increases strength and efficiency of the fast twitch fibres and contributes to greater involvement of muscles’ strongest fibres for strength gains.

Workout for Multiple Muscle Groups

It is a false impression that the technique specifically targets your core. Besides the core, your legs can get in a great shape from all the jumping and hopping. Glutes muscles also get the workout and get stronger with the workout.

Alternative to Strength-Training Workout

Scissor jumps is an excellent alternative to boost your muscle power, strength, balance, and agility. It can further be modified to make it a whole-body workout.

Improve Sports Performance

You can do plyometrics to train for several sports and games, including basketball, volleyball and tennis. It is best suited for sports and activities that require explosive movements.

No Fitness Equipment Needed

Exercise equipment can be expensive. Scissor jumps don't require any of the fitness equipment or tools.

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