Jumping squats are great for developing explosive power in the lower body, ideal for sports such as basketball.
A number of different foot positions can be used, either close - normal or wide stance, however always take off and land with two feet firmly on the floor. You may even decide to land with wide feet, and bring your feet closer in during the jumping phase, however this method is much harder.
Commence the movement having your legs bent to a position whereby you feel the effects of your body weight on your quadriceps, lowering your buttocks 8 - 14 inches down towards the floor.
Rather than smoothly rising back up to your starting position, explode upwards, taking both feet 4 - 10 inches off the floor.
On landing control the impact by absorbing your weight by smoothly bending your legs to your desired lowered position, landing on both feet, prior to repeating again for desired amount of reps.
Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.
Look in the Circuit Exercises area for some great ways for you to design your own circuit routine at home.
Remember to record how many repetitions and sets you can perform, so that you will so how your getting fitter and stronger in all areas. Download your free PDF Record Sheet
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