The scissor jump is a great exercise to use if you’re trying to increase leg flexibility and strength. You can even use this movement as a warmup before your main workout.
To begin the scissor jump exercise, stand with one leg out in front of you and the other leg extended a bit behind you. Kneel down into a lunge position and follow this by jumping up into the air as high as you can. Before you land, switch your leg position and repeat the motion. Check out the video for a better idea of what to do.
Be sure to stretch your knee joints a bit before doing this so you don’t have any problems with pain. This is especially true if you’re tall like me.
Scissor Jump Video