How To Do A Jump Squat
The jump squat exercise builds muscles of the entire lower body, and core. It originally focuses the most are quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and glutes. Lower back, obliques, abs, and shins are also engaged in the performance of this exercise.
How To Do Jump Squats Right
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hands by your side, chest up, shoulders rolled back, chin up, and look ahead.
- Start by doing a regular squat, your knees should not overshoot your toes. Then engage your core and jump up explosively. Throw your hands down to generate force.
- When you land, lower your body back into the squat position to complete one rep. Bring your palms together. Land as quietly as possible, which requires control.
The Jump Squat Modifications
The jump squat works especially well, as it develops strength, improves explosiveness and agility, and can be a part of various types of workouts. The exercise strengthens the lower body and the core. It has many useful modifications and can be used by any fitness level exerciser. All squat modifications are effective in building up the strength of the lower body and the core.
Below I list some of the modifications for your inspiration:
- Sumo Squat
- Bodyweight Squat
- Dumbbell Front Squat
- Barbell Front Squat
- Sumo Squat Swing
- Resistance Band Thruster