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5 Things You Need to Know About Jump Squats

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5 Things You Need to Know About Jump Squats
A group of people in a cardio class going down into a squat. Photo Credit KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Getty Images

A jump squat is excactly as it sounds. Start in a squat position, knees bent and thighs parallel to the floor. It helps to start with your arms folded out in front of you, for balance and stability. Jump up as high as you can toward the ceiling, and throw your hands up as though you are going to touch the ceiling. Some trainers suggest doing these as long as you can, stopping only when you can do no more. Work out the best system for yourself, whether all-or-nothing or in a series of low-volume reps.

A jump squat is excactly as it sounds. Start in a squat position, knees bent and thighs parallel to the floor. It helps to start with your arms folded out in front of you, for balance and stability. Jump up as high as you can toward the ceiling, and throw your hands up as though you are going to touch the ceiling. Some trainers suggest doing these as long as you can, stopping only when you can do no more. Work out the best system for yourself, whether all-or-nothing or in a series of low-volume reps.

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