Login or Create an account to set your gender preference.

Freehand Jump Squat

Exercise Data

Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps Other Muscles: Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings Equipment: Body Only Mechanics Type: Compound Level: Intermediate Sport: NoForce: Push
Your Rating: Login to rate
8.4

Out of 10

Excellent

Exercise Rating Read Freehand Jump Squat Reviews
SHARE Bookmark and Share

Freehand Jump Squat Images

Freehand Jump Squat
Click to enlarge
Freehand Jump Squat
Click to enlarge

Freehand Jump Squat Guide

Main Muscle: Quadriceps

  1. Cross your arms over your chest.
  2. With your head up and your back straight, position your feet at shoulder width.
  3. Keeping your back straight and chest up, squat down as you inhale until your upper thighs are parallel, or lower, to the floor.
  4. Now pressing mainly with the ball of your feet, jump straight up in the air as high as possible, using the thighs like springs. Exhale during this portion of the movement.
  5. When you touch the floor again, immediately squat down and jump again.
  6. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Caution: Do not perform this movement if you have any knee or back injuries due to the impact involved. Also, make certain that your landings are controlled and that you land with your two feet straight (toes touching the floor first). The wrong landing can result in a sprained ligament.

Variations: You can also perform this movement with a barbell resting on your shoulders or while holding dumbbells by your sides.

Alternative Exercises For Freehand Jump Squat

7.7

Out of 10

5.8

Out of 10

Tips and Reviews - Login to rate

Thank you for rating this exercise

of people found this tip helpful

Tip: Freehand Jump Squat

Exercise Rating
8/10

May 18, 2015 4:41 AM: Perfect for someone with no equipment.

comment
Please login to rate this tip.

of people found this review helpful

Review: Freehand Jump Squat

Exercise Rating
10/10

Mar 5, 2013 6:07 AM: No equipment necessary but works those muscles and gets the heart rate up too!

comment
Please login to rate this review.

of people found this review helpful

Review: Freehand Jump Squat

Exercise Rating
10/10

Oct 16, 2012 9:48 AM: I feel the burn!

comment
Please login to rate this review.

of people found this tip helpful

Tip: Freehand Jump Squat

Exercise Rating
9/10

Oct 9, 2012 9:49 AM: amazing! hell yeah!did these at home b4 hittin gym ; )

comment
Please login to rate this tip.

of people found this review helpful

Review: Freehand Jump Squat

Exercise Rating
1/10

Sep 24, 2012 9:56 AM: Far too embarrassed to try this at the gym.. I'd get so many evil glares.

comment
Please login to rate this review.

of people found this tip helpful

Tip: Freehand Jump Squat

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jul 16, 2012 9:49 PM: killer!!

comment
Please login to rate this tip.

of people found this review helpful

Review: Freehand Jump Squat

Exercise Rating
10/10

Apr 21, 2012 5:49 AM: definatly feel the burn with this one

comment
Please login to rate this review.

of people found this review helpful

Review: Freehand Jump Squat

Exercise Rating
4/10

Apr 5, 2012 11:49 AM: I indeed have a knee injury and cannot perform this exercise. What is the alternative?

comment
Please login to rate this review.

of people found this review helpful

Review: Freehand Jump Squat

Exercise Rating
10/10

Apr 1, 2012 8:56 PM: this works great

comment
Please login to rate this review.

of people found this review helpful

Review: Freehand Jump Squat

Exercise Rating
10/10

Mar 15, 2012 4:16 PM: just started doing this yesterday and i love it ! i can feel it work right away !

comment
Please login to rate this review.