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