How to Do a Scissor Power Switch

Learn how to do a scissor power switch from personal trainer Layla Luciano in this Howcast thighs workout video.

Transcript

Hey, I'm Layla, and this is how you do the Scissor Power Switch. We're going to start off in a lunge position. Whichever leg, one leg in front, one leg a little bit behind. Make sure you have space in between your legs here, so it's not one leg directly over the other. We're going to start off lunging all the way down, touching your toe with the opposite arm, and then we're going to spring all the way up with our legs straight, switch our legs in midair, and then come right back down to this position with the other leg in front.

All together, you touch that toe, then you're going to spring all the way up, switch those legs, and then take it right back down. Switch, switch, switch, just like that. This exercise is really good for the quads. As you spring all the way up, you're really powering from that thigh area, that quad area, working that quadricep muscle.

You can add these into your leg workout routine, do ten to 12 reps, or you can also do it for a timed interval, 30 seconds to a minute. Start off with 30 seconds if you're more of a beginner. Take it up to a minute if you're more advanced. You're going to feel your heart rate going right away. You're going to get out of breath right away, just like I already am.

Again, I'm going to show you from another angle. You're going to start off in that lunge position, you switch those legs, and then come right back down, just like that. And this is how you do the Scissor Power Switch.

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