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Scissor Kick

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Human
muscles:Rectus AbdominisMuscle, ObliquesMuscle
synergists:QuadricepsMuscle
required:Doable Without Equipment And Weights
optional:Fitness Mat, Weight Cuffs
fitness level:Easy
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (10)
Starting PositionExecution - 1nd Step
Execution - 2rd Step

General And Specifics

Starting Position

  • lay your back on the floor or a mat
  • both legs are bent, they will remain bent during the exercise
  • the feet rest on the heels
  • rest the head on the floor, too and place the arms next to the body
  • you can put the hands below the bottom for a better stability and to avoid a hollow-back
  • pull the abs to the ground

Correct Execution

  • brace the abs and lift one leg to 30–40 degrees
  • lift the other one just a bit, so that it hovers across the floor
  • now, simultaneously switch the positions of the legs
  • lift one, lower the other one
  • do this several times

tips for the workout

  1. the higher your upper body is, the more challenging the exercise
  2. additionally, you can bring the legs closer to the floor to impede it
  3. if you have weight cuffs, you can use them as an additional weight