How do you execute a scissor kick?
Lie on your back with your arms down by your sides. Lift both of your legs a few inches off the ground and separate them slightly into a “V” shape. Engage your core and press your lower back into the floor. Keeping both legs straight, bring your legs together and cross your right leg over the left.
How long should I do scissor kicks?
Begin in the same starting position as the scissor kick, with your legs straight up toward the ceiling. Slowly lower them in a controlled manner squeezing your core until your feet are hovering about six inches above the mat. Hold this position for 30 seconds, and remember not to arch your back!
What’s the difference between scissor kicks and butterfly kicks?
Difficulty level: Scissor kicks are a slightly more advanced leg lift exercise than flutter kicks. Depending on your fitness level, consider using a resistance band or ankle weights during your scissor kick exercises for an additional challenge.