Scissor Jump Squat

Learn how to perform a scissor jump squat perfectly with instructions and video by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Scissor Jump Squat

Exercise Families: Cardio

Equipment: Bodyweight

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand in good posture with your hands together, feet shoulder-width apart, chin level, chest held high, and your back naturally arched.

  2. Push your hips back and down while allowing your trunk to angle forward approximately 20 degrees. Tighten your glutes, quads, and hamstring while driving your feet through the ground to spring your body upward toward the sky.

  3. Separate your legs in the air by flexing one leg forward toward your chest while extending the opposite leg behind you. Land in a split squat position. You should be on the ball of your back foot, opposite leg forward, knees bent, with your chest high. 

  4. Alternating legs and repeat the scissor jump squat. Land softly in a downward-squat position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Stand up by pushing your feet through the floor, returning to the starting position. Repeat the movement for the specified amount of time or repetitions. 

  5. If scissor squat jumps are too challenging or cause joint-discomfort you can elevate your heart rate performing bike sprints, jumping jacks, or one of our other low-impact alternative exercises.

Alternative Exercises:

Lunge Jump  High Knees

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