Jumping Squats
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Athlete begins with heels under hips, and their toes slightly out. Athlete squats down by keeping their chest up, moving their hips back, and lowering their body until their hip crease is lower than their knee crease. Athlete raises themselves back to standing using their momentum to jump a few inches off of the ground. Athlete lands softly in their original position going immediately into their next jumping squat.

How to Do a Jumping Squat

Stance: Body in air squat position with heels under hips and toes slightly out

  1. Chest up, move hips back, lowering body to hip crease below knee crease
  2. Return to standing with explosive movement up
  3. Use momentum of squat to jump off the ground
  4. Use momentum of squat to jump off the ground

Jumping Air Squats are great For

The Jumping Air Squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the hips, thighs, butt, hamstrings, and quads. The squat also strengthens ligaments, bones, and tendons throughout the lower body. Squats are a vital exercise for increasing the strength and size of your butts and legs, and adding a jump to the movement adds an athletic element to it that increases coordination, and ability to control the body.

Modification Options

Air Squats

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