The scissor kick is a great way to work your core. It is a good complement to the bicycle kick, since you are moving your legs in a different way.

scissor kick

Step 1: Lie on your back. Contract your abs and lift your head and shoulders and your legs off the ground. Hands can be placed under the small of your back for support.

scissor kick

Step 2: Spread legs apart.

scissor kick

Step 3: Bring legs together, left leg on top.

scissor kick

Step 4: Spread legs again, then bring them together. This time with the right leg on top.

Keep alternating. The movement looks just like a pair of scissors opening and closing.

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