Single leg hopping (Side to side)

Single leg hopping (Side to side)

What you should feel?? When performed correctly, you will feel a “burn” or fatigue build up in the muscles of the legs, hip and foot. Under the foot can in some people feel very fatigued but this is normal.


  • Start by standing on one leg
  • Then start to hop side to side focusing on a controlled landing
  • The distance and height you hop will determine the difficulty of the exercise
  • When landing, ensure that the knee does not angle inwards

Main muscles targeted:

  • All muscles of the leg and hips
  • Core for stability

Main benefits:

Single leg hopping of this height is predominantly used as a balance exercise to improve the proprioception and the balance ability of the leg (ankle, knee and hips). It can also be used as a functional exercise to strengthen muscles of the leg in a hopping action and progressively increased in intensity and height of the jump.