Exercise of the Day: Ice Skaters

Ice skaters (speed skaters or lateral jumps) are a great power move to target and shape hips, inner and outer things, and get your heart pumping!

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As you hop from foot to foot, land soft.

You can go for speed, jump length, or stability. To work stability, try to stick each landing for 2-3 seconds before hopping back.  This will help to strengthen the muscles and ligaments around your joints.

If you are more of a beginner, start it as a stability exercise and stay in an upright position.

Need it more challenging? Work the levels, really get low, then add as much height to your jump as you can.

Also try reaching overhead, across your body, out to the side, or towards the floor to tweak the exercise.

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