- FOOT POSITION; many people say you need to be at “10 and 2 O’ Clock” for squats – this is BS. Everyone squats differently, so don’t sweat it. If I asked you to leap as high as you can, where would you plant your feet? That’s exactly where you should stand for a squat, because it is your ‘power stance’.
- PERFORM THE REP; Sitting down and back, then explode out of the hole, creating some air-time at the top of the rep.
- LANDING; Land like a cat (toes first, then roll back onto the rest of your foot). If you land flat-footed, you’ll feel an unnecessary hard impact.
- TECHNIQUE TIP #1; Notice how I perform a slight pause after reach rep? I do this to avoid bouncing into the next rep and using momentum to help.
- TECHNIQUE TIP #1; I can get very low on these, but don’t panic if you can’t. If you can reach parallel depth, that’s good enough! Jump squats rely heavily on the quads, so the top half is actually the most important part of the rep on these (if anything, it’s actually SAFER on this exercise because it prevents you from landing awkwardly or bouncing from the bottom of the rep).
MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:
- Legs (Quads, Glutes)