Scissor kicks are a good workout for lower Abs and inner thighs. Here is how it is generally done:

  • Lay flat on your back with hands on your side and legs extended
  • Press your lower back firmly into the mat and slightly tuck your pelvis. Draw your belly button in toward your spine. Maintain this position throughout the exercise.
  • Lift your legs up about an inch from the floor
  • Move your legs in a vertical plane to create the scissoring action. As your right leg lifts up, your left leg lowers to hover above the mat. Keep your legs as straight as possible.

Here is how you will do scissor kicks if you are a mom and you want to make it fun for your toddler: scissor real

  • Lay flat on your back with hands on your side and legs extended
  • Press your lower back firmly into the mat and slightly tuck your pelvis. Draw your belly button in toward your spine. Maintain this position throughout the exercise.
  • Lift your legs up about an inch from the floor
  • Move your legs in a vertical plane to create the scissoring action. Lift your right leg, while your left leg hovers above the mat, and your toddler can give you a five at the bottom of your feet (make sure you are not wearing shoes and your feet are clean 🙂). Lower right leg to hover and lift the left leg and repeat. Keep your legs as straight as possible

scissor toddler

You can also do the supper modified version, the way my daughter did in this video.

Note: doing this supper modified version does not really work your abs, but it is still fun.

Do as many as you can.

Watch and enjoy this video to see how we did it.

Stay happy and healthy

Roya

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