Zig Zag Hop. How-to, proper form and tips

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Zig Zag Hop is an Plyometric exercise where you jump with your feet together, in diagonal left and right.

Video demonstration

(excerpt from 'Zig Zag Hop'Leave site by LundtG)

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Set in the starting point, feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Jump forward, in diagonal to the left, using both legs.
  3. Right after landing, repeat the jump in diagonal to the right.
  4. Repeat until a given distance.

Hints & tips:

  • Jump as high and far as you can, without losing balance.


  • Explosive strength.
  • Jump capacity.

Counting & gamification:

  • Measure and count the covered distance or number of jumps.
  • Set a distance goal for a period, count the accumulated distance amongst all sessions in that period.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Primary muscles: Glutes, Quads, Calves

Secondary muscles: Hamstring

Muscle: Glutes

Muscle: Quads

Muscle: Calves

Category: Cardio

Category: Plyometrics