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August 23, 2005

EASY HOME EXERCISES: Jump Squats more…

This is an advanced exercise, great for toning, strengthening, and conditioning the legs by adding plyometrics. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Start with feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing slightly angled out
2. Make sure hips, knees and toes are aligned correctly throughout the range of motion
3. Hands are placed behind the head to make sure that the chest is up and shoulders are back throughout the range of motion
4. As you lower your center of gravity, the glutes push back (as if you were sitting down), bending at the hips and knees (knees in a 90-degree angle)
5. Make sure the knees don’t pass over the toes, and stay on your heels
6. Explode off your heels and jump towards the ceiling, landing softly back into the squatting position
7. Make sure to land softly by absorbing the pressure in your muscles and not your knees (Picture yourself as a spring)
8. Repeat for 12-15 reps

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at August 23, 2005 01:20 PM

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