Lateral bounding is the side-to-side equivilent of the broad jump. It trains the explosiveness of our hips and legs and improves our ability to change directions quickly and retain speed.
1.) Stand on your right leg, left foot off the ground.
2.) Squat slightly with your right leg, then use your leg, hips and butt to explode laterally to your left
. Fully extend your ankle, knee and hip. The goal is maximum height and distance laterally.
3.) Land on your left leg, absorbing the impact to maintain balance.
4.) Hold for a count of three, and then repeat to the other side.