Scissor Jumps

Scissor Jumps


This exercise involves jumping from a standing position and landing in a lunge position with one leg forward and the other leg back, then jumping and switching the position of the legs. It is a plyometric exercise that helps to improve lower body strength, power, and agility.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Scissor Jumps Instructions

  1. Start in a standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Bend your knees and jump up as high as you can.
  3. While in the air, cross your right foot in front of your left foot and land on the ball of your left foot.
  4. Immediately jump again and switch your feet so that your left foot is in front of your right foot and land on the ball of your right foot.
  5. Continue jumping and switching your feet in a scissor-like motion.
  6. Try to keep your jumps as high as possible and your movements as quick as possible.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions or time.

Scissor Jumps Form & Visual

Scissor Jumps

Scissor Jumps Benefits

  • Strengthens the muscles in the arms, shoulders, and chest
  • Improves posture and balance
  • Increases cardiovascular endurance
  • Burns calories and aids in weight loss
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Scissor Jumps Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Calf muscles
  • Core muscles

Scissor Jumps Variations & Alternatives