Jump Squat – Dumbbell

  • HOW: Start with holding weights or objects in each hand positioned by your shoulders. You also have the option of wearing a backpack around your chest with weight in the backpack. Begin the exercise by squatting as low as you feel comfortable with, then transition into performing a jump followed by landing softly and transitioning into the next squat, repeat.
 
  • FEEL: This should feel like a full body workout that will get your heart rate up. You will also feel your glutes, quads, and calves working the most with the squat jumps.
 
  • COMPENSATION: All of the same rules apply with a general squat and a general jump and land. Focus on good mechanics and alignment, soft landings, keeping your chest up without excessively arching your back, and quality over speed.

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