How to do Single Lateral Hops

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Difficulty: Hard

Impact Level: High

Target Body Parts: calves, hamstrings, quadriceps


Start in a standing postion with your feet at hip width and make sure you have space either side of you to jump sideways. Lift up your left foot behind you so you are standing on your right leg only. Place your hands on your hips to help you feel if your hips are level.

Then lift up on to the toes on your standing leg and flex your knee and ankle slightly so you can hop side to side on your standing leg for the required duration.
Then switch over to stand on your left leg and continue hopping side to side on that leg for the required duration.

How to make Single Lateral Hops easier

Single lateral (side to side) hopping puts a lot of force through your knees and ankles, so build up your strength and balance first with our Side Hops and Single Leg Hops.

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