Scissor Kick

Calisthenics / Beginner

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  • 21 reps
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  • 70 reps
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Average Sitewide Scissor Kick Reps

  • 18 reps
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  • 40 reps
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Average Male Scissor Kick Reps

  • 24 reps
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  • 70 reps
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How to do the Scissor Kick:

Muscles Worked

Obliques secondary Abs primary Muscles diagram

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The scissor kick is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the obliques ...more

The scissor kick is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the obliques.

The only scissor kick equipment that you really need is the following: exercise mat. There are however many different scissor kick variations that you can try out that may require different types of scissor kick equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper scissor kick form is easy with the step by step scissor kick instructions, scissor kick tips, and the instructional scissor kick technique video on this page. The scissor kick is a n/a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the scissor kick video, learn how to do the scissor kick, and then be sure and browse through the scissor kick workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Keep your arms stationary throughout.
  2. Keep your abdominals tight.

Variations

  1. Add ankle weights for a more intense workout.
  2. Slow down the kicking movement and hold the leg that is upward for a couple of counts before switching legs.
  3. Place your hands under your buttocks instead of keeping them at your side.

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation

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Tips

  1. Keep your arms stationary throughout.
  2. Keep your abdominals tight.

Variations

  1. Add ankle weights for a more intense workout.
  2. Slow down the kicking movement and hold the leg that is upward for a couple of counts before switching legs.
  3. Place your hands under your buttocks instead of keeping them at your side.

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation