The banded jump squat is an explosive bodyweight squat variation performed with a band around the thighs just above the knees. This increases muscle activation in the hips and glutes, while the squat targets the quads, hamstrings, and glutes. The banded jump squat can be performed for low reps as a power-focused exercise, or for higher reps to build muscle in the lower body, challenge conditioning, and burn fat.
Builds strength and develops explosiveness in the lower body
Good for those whose knees tend to collapse when they squat
Pushing against the band helps activate the hips and glutes