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This is the most technically difficult of the exercise we’re looking at as part of this series, but, as with the others, achieves huge results if you put the effort in.
The Skater Jump
Another Northern Bootcamp staple, these are difficult to master but they achieve so much for your leg and core strength. They also boost your co-ordination, too.
Begin with your feet a bit further than shoulder width apart. Bend your knees and lean forward slightly with your arms at your side, keep your abdominal muscles tight and your back straight.
Keeping your chin up and your eyes forward, shift your weight to your left leg in preparation for the exercise.
Jump about 3 feet to the right, landing on your right leg. Your left leg should lift and come near your right ankle; however, it should not touch the ground.
Jump again, this time to the left and landing on the left foot. As before, bring your right leg near to your left ankle, but do not allow it to touch the floor.
Swing your arms to help maintain balance and increase the length of your jumps.
If at any point you feel strain or discomfort in your knees, hips or back, slow down your movement and try not bending over quite as far.