Jump squats increase your explosive power, improve upper and lower body strength, and burn calories faster than regular squats. Explosive power gives you the ability to take off faster and move quicker, which athletes in football, tennis, and track and field strive for.
How do you do a jump squat?
Stand with feet shoulder width and knees slightly bent. Bend your knees and descend to a full squat position. Engage through the quads, glutes, and hamstrings and propel the body up and off the floor, extending through the legs. With the legs fully extended, the feet will be a few inches (or more) off the floor.
Are jump squats good for muscle?
Squat jumps come with so many benefits
building muscle and strength. boosting aerobic and cardiovascular fitness. improving mobility and balance. toning your butt, legs, and abs.
Which muscles do jump squats work?
The jump squat targets the glutes, quads, hips, and hamstrings while also increasing your heart rate. Because this variation puts more stress on your joints, it’s important to have healthy knees, hips, and ankles if you want to try this move. Stand up straight with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.