How to do a jump squat and why you should

A jump squat is a great way to build muscle and get your heart rate up.

Jump squats are a plyometric version of normal squats and are slightly more advanced.

They are a high-intensity exercise that can help you build strength and burn calories without any equipment – perfect for when you don’t have access to a gym – while travelling or when you’re doing an at home workout

To do a jump squat correctly, you have to be able to do a squat correctly. You can find our how to do a squat tutorial here.

For a quick at-home workout, do a squat, jump squat and a push up. Do each exercise 12 times and repeat for four sets. Super simple.

Muscle groups targeted: Quads, hamstrings, calves, glutes and core.

Jump squat: Step by step instructions

  1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, toes turned slightly out.
  2. Get tension in your core and push the scapula down. Arms in front of your chest.
  3. Hinge the hips to 45 degrees and lower down into a squat. As you squat down, keep the weight in your heels and your chest up.
  4. Squeeze your glutes and drive hard through your legs and heels as you launch up into a jump.
  5. Land softly and use the momentum to go into your next squat. Jump up and land.

Video: How to do a jump squat

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