Split jacks are a basic warm-up exercise for the lower body. Split jacks will also improve hip mobility and core stability.
Step by step instructions
Stand tall with one foot forward in a lunge position and your arms at your sides.
Jump in the air and switch your feet to move the other leg forward, raising the opposite arm overhead as you jump. Return to starting position.
Mistakes and Tips
- Be sure to jump high enough to give yourself ample time to switch feet mid-air.
- Keep your chest up and avoid leaning too far forward during the exercise.
- Bend your knees as you land to soften the landing and prevent injury.