Hi, I'm Holly Del Rosso, and this is, "Do Squats Make You Jump Higher?" My answer is, yes, squats do make you jump higher. It's a basic functional movement, and it should be incorporated into your jumping program because you're using the same muscles when you squat as when you jump. To get you exploding off the ground in your next jump, I'm going to teach you single-leg squats. Bring one leg out in front of you, drop your leg down as low as you can, and come back up. If this is too challenging, I have a great modification for you beginners. Heel on the ground, same thing: Come down, to stand. You want your shoulders back, core engaged. You want to be pushing off your foot on this leg on your heel. For best results of this exercise, perform three sets of 10 reps, three times a week. Our next variation is a box squat. You can do this with your own body weight, or you can pick up a body bar or a barbell with weights on it. You want the bar right behind your shoulders, hands are going to be a little bit wider, feet hip width apart. You're going to sit back on your heels, tap the box, and come up. Tap the box, engage your glutes, squeeze your glutes when you come up. This is one of the key moves in power training, and to get you some height on that jump. For best results, do this three sets of 10 reps, three times a week.