Grass Hoppers Exercise

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 09, 2011

Grass Hoppers Exercise

Grass hoppers exercise is a little known movement that strengthens the entire body. Not only does it strengthen the body but it’s really fun to do! Most people miss the point that exercise should be fun. Use this exercise in your routine when you need to spice it up!

How to do a Grass Hopper:

Get in a standard push-up position swing your right leg up in underneath you kicking your foot out. Then swing it back and bring it to the starting position. Then repeat on the opposite side.



Muscle group worked:

Grass hoppers works the entire body. It strengthens the upper chest and shoulders as well as works the legs.

Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance:  Grasshoppers exercise is one of those unique movements that can be done at high repetitions to build whole body strength. When you do the exercise at high repetitions it also becomes a cardio vascular workout.

Why Grass Hoppers works:

Grasshoppers exercise works so well because when your leg goes underneath you it shifts your body just slightly. And remember the importance of angular training. When your body shifts the angle at which your muscles work shifts. This means that different muscle fibers are recruited.

Tips: While performing grasshoppers make sure to rotate the body just slightly.

Important!: Breathe in and out slowly throughout this exercise.


Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

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