Leaping Frog Exercise

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 11, 2011

This move will help you learn how to do a handstand and help you develop enough strength in your shoulder region.

How to do a Leaping Frog Exercise:

Place your hands on the ground about shoulder width apart. Position your feet so your knees will be at a 45 degree angle. Push off of the ground so that you are in the air and your arms are holding all of your weight. You should try to do it so you are in the air for at least a second or two. Land back on the ground and repeat.

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Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth:


Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance:


Why a Leaping Frog works:

Leaping Frog Exercise works well because your shoulders and arms are holding up all of your weight. It’s a great intermediary movement for handstands.


If you are a beginner it may be difficult to stay in the air longer. Keep trying. If you start to feel pain in your shoulder though, please stop.

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Breath slow and steadily throughout this exercise.

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  1. Chris

    Any tips to just getting started with these? I have very long arms and feel like I am not getting high enough with my legs in the air.

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