This week's Move of the Week is the Bosu Lateral Step with Quick Feet Scissor Hop. This is building off of a movement that we have been practicing on the bosu for a while now - The Bosu Lateral Hop.
Many of you have commented on how this movement really helps to demonstrate the importance of creating a connection with your back foot when in a split stance. Connection with the back foot is critically important to maintaining balance and stability, and with out it you'll feel off balance. Creating this stability will help you master different movements with greater ease.
In this movement we are taking the bosu lateral step to a new level by adding a quick feet motion in between each lateral "hop". As you change your foot position in the split stance position you are always rotating over the front leg.
This movement will help you improve your:
Here's your checklist:
1) Set up your split stance with your back leg on the side facing the bosu ball.
2) Drive off of your front foot to laterally hop towards the bosu ball, making contact with your back leg foot.
3) Push yourself off of the bosu ball landing in your starting split stance position being sure to engage the back foot by pulling it forward against the floor to create that balance and stability.
4) Do a quick switch step with both feet rotating over the front leg in both directions, ending in your original split stance position and then go into your next bosu hop.
5) Have fun!
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