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Instructions

Preparation

Stand facing direction of intended path bent.

Execution

Take a leaping step forward with first leg and plant foot on floor. Bring second leg forward and kick knee high so that first leg leaves floor, allowing whole body to be thrown upward and forward. Plant foot of first leg on floor as second time while second leg still remains up with knee bent. Step forward with second leg and repeat sequence on opposite side. Continue bounding and hopping pattern, alternating between sides to desired point.

Comments

Arms move in sync with skip, particularly when knee is thrown upward, opposite arm lifts forward. Start with modest skips when beginning. Intensity is increased by bounding and hopping higher and further.

Classification

 Bearing:  Weight
 Impact:  High

Force (Articulation)

Dynamic

Static

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