How to do Side Hops

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: High

Target Body Parts: calves, glutes, quadriceps


Start off in a standing position with your feet at hip width and your hands on your hips. Make sure you have space to jump out to each side of where you are standing.

Crouch down by bending your knees and hips, then jump sideways approximately a yard or as much as you can safely manage. As you land, bend your hips and knees again to absord your impact and prepare for your next sideways jump back in the other direction to return to your start position.

How to make Side Hops easier

Improve your side to side movement without the impact of jumping by trying our Side Sweep and Step Touch exercises.

How to make Side Hops more challenging

Once you are confident hopping on two feet progress to our Single Leg Hops and our Single Lateral Hops.

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