Jump Squats

Target Muscles:

Quads, Hamstrings, Glutes (Butt)

How To:

  • Stand with feet about shoulder width apart, feet parallel, weight on heels, abs pulled in and good posture
  • Lower yourself down and back by bending your knees. Stick your butt out and keep a straight back
  • Lower yourself down until your upper thigh is parallel to the ground (almost as if you are about to sit on a chair)
  • Exhale and quickly explode up toward the ceiling, feet come off the ground
  • Land gently on balls of feet and go right back into a squat

Challenge yourself…increase the speed of each rep, increase the height of each jump, perform each rep with arms over your head

Important: Never let your knees extend past your toes. Keep a straight back . Don’t lean forward too much. Never land flat footed.

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