Dumbbell lateral hop

The dumbbell lateral hop is an explosive exercise that targets the muscles of the hips and legs. Adding dumbbells adds a challenge to the core, as well. Because balance can be a challenge, it is usually performed with relatively light weights, often as a component of fat-loss or athletic training.


  1. Strengthens the legs, hips, and core in the lateral plane
  2. Serious cardiovascular challenge and calorie burn
  3. Helps improve vertical jump

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Dumbbell lateral hop Instructions

Dumbbell lateral hop muscle diagram
  1. Begin this exercise by standing with your feet hip-width apart and holding light weight dumbbells down by your side. This will be your starting position.
  2. While holding on to the dumbbells, hop back and forth over an imaginary line for the desired number of repetitions.
  3. When you are done, lower the weight and place the dumbbells back on the floor.