Video Tutorial #147 Single Leg Hop


Single Leg Hop

The lateral lunge is a spring strengthening exercise because the body doesn’t leave the ground.

In the impact version, the single leg hop, the body leaves the ground as a hop or jump. That is the difference between spring strengthening and spring supercharging, the impact into the human spring mechanism.

excerpt from the book, ‘How I Got My Wiggle Back’, page 170

Single Leg  Hop

Stand with your feet about a shoulder-width apart.

Bend your knees before dropping into a squat while leaning in the direction you want to jump.

Explode out of the squat upward and to the side, swinging your arms upward as you do.

As you land make sure it’s on your midfoot and forefoot.

Don’t let the heel touch the ground until you come to a stop.

These exercises can graduate from lateral shuffle step to lateral shuffle run to lateral shuffle hop.

Each level offers more opportunity for improvement in balance, coordination and agility.

The exercise will help stabilize the foot and its arch complex.


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Dr. James Stoxen, D.C., owns and operates Team Doctors Treatment and Training Center. and Team Doctors Sports Medicine and Anti-aging Products. He has been the meet and team chiropractor at many national and world championships. He has been inducted into the prestigious National Hall of Fame, the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame and appointed to serve on the prestigious, Global Advisory Board of The International Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners. Dr. Stoxen is a sought after speaker, internationally having organized and /or given over 1000 live presentations around the world.(full bio)


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