Pre-jump from squat
A precursor to a jump-squat, preparing the trunk and lower extremity muscles for jumping.
- starting from a squat position, flexed at the hips and knees, weight evenly placed on both sides, loading through the rearfoot:forefoot is 50:50 or slightly more on the heels, and arms held in front of the body
- maintain appropriate loading through the feet (50:50 rearfoot:forefoot, or slightly more on the heels)
- Gently drive your body upwrds, as if you were getting ready to jump, but don’t actually fully leave the floor
- return to the start position
- repeat as needed