Slalom Jumps

Beginner Level of Difficulty

Slalom jumps are an excellent lower body conditioning exercise.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Quadriceps

Quadriceps

The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

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Calves

Calves (calf muscles) influence the ankles and contribute to overall ankle strength. Strengthening your calf muscles will help your balance and performing movements such as running, walking and jumping.

Equipment Used


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Aerobic Steps

The aerobic step is an elevated platform used during exercise. The height of the step can be tailored to individual needs by inserting risers under the step. The aerobic step is most commonly used for various bodyweight, plyometric and dumbbell exercises.

Exercise Instructions


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Step 1

Stand at the side of the step.

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Step 2

Jump up on to the step and over to the other side keeping a soft bend in your knees.

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Step 3

Jump back up on to the step and back to the starting position.