How To Do Jump Squats

Jump Squats Exercise

Jump squats are a great leg exercise that is designed to hit your lower body while giving you a great cardiovascular workout at the same time.

Done properly, you’ll get your heart rate up so it can double as a way to add cardio into any strength training program or be paired with other cardio activities in effort to help you improve your fitness level and calorie burn.

Jump squats are also good for increasing your plyometric power.

Jump Squats How To

  • Start standing with the body upright and the knees slightly bent.
  • Begin to lower yourself down into the full squat position, bringing your bum as close to the floor as possible.  The hands may touch the floor in front of you at this time.
  • Once in that lowered position, press up and drive up off the floor, extending the legs as you do. Bound up as high as possible.
  • Immediately upon landing, move back into the bent knee position to complete the rep.

Form and Technique

Stay upright as you do this exercise, not leaning forward too much as you reach towards the floor in the bent position.

Watch that your knees move directly over your toes as you lower yourself down to the ground, especially upon landing out of the jump.

VariationsJump Lunges

Routine for Strength:  5 sets x AMRAP (30 secs rest between sets)

Routine for Muscle Gains:  5 sets x AMRAP (45-60 secs rest between sets)

Jump Squats