Scissor Kicks

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Abdominals
Secondary Muscle(s) None
Equipment Bodyweight
Emphasis Isolation
Type Pull

Scissor Kicks Instruction

  • Lie down on the floor with your arms at your sides and feet together.
  • Elevate your legs/feet off the ground and slightly raise your upper back off the ground to properly activate your core musculature. 
    • Low back is pinned against the floor.
  • Begin alternating your legs and raising them to roughly 45-degrees. This is a fluid, rhythmic motion.
  • Point your toes to your face to properly engage the your lower-half musculature.
  • Your feet and legs never touch the floor during the set.


  • Keep your neck in a neutral position throughout the exercise. 
  • Keep the tempo controlled. Don't rush through this exercise, it will negate the purpose.
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