Body-weight Jump Squat

This exercise increases explosive lower-body power and strength throughout the legs while also improving core stability.

Step by step instructions

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Exercise Steps 1

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Place your fingers on the back of your head and pull your elbows back so that they are in line with your body. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and descend into a squat position.

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Exercise Steps 2

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Brace core and explosively push hips upward, jumping as high as you can. Make sure you drive through your heels and not your toes. Upon landing, immediately squat down and jump again.

Mistakes and Tips

  1. Avoid leaning too far forward.
  2. Avoid placing too much weight on your toes.