Do you want to jump higher? Here’s how.

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Do you want to jump higher? Would a little more speed off the mark help your game?

There are some things you shouldn’t compromise on when it comes to developing your athleticism – squatting is one of them.

A strong squat will improve the strength and coordination of your hips, knees and ankles in the right way to generate maximal force. It’s the best exercise you can do for producing powerful sporting movements that involve the legs, such as jumping.

A skilled squat will also improve your balance, strengthen your core and reduce your risk of injury by taking unwanted stress off your lower back and knee joints.

Training the squat begins with mastering the technique.

Here are 3 exercises to get you started. Try and replicate the movement exactly how you see it in the video.

Monkey Squat

Goblet squat

In this video Chase is holding a light weight dumbbell, but it’s not essential. Grab a ball or any small object you’ve got available instead.

Overhead squat

Forget about using a bar for this one – simply start with a broomstick that’s lying around at home.

 

How many reps should I do?

It doesn’t matter. It is more important that you’re doing it in the first place.

However, remember when learning a new skill that doing small amounts of quality work frequently is much more effective than doing a lot of average work now and again.

We’d love to see how you go.

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