Broad jump

The broad jump is an explosive lower-body exercise. It is a common way to measure explosive hip and lower-body strength in athletes. The more explosive you are, the farther you'll be able to jump.


  1. Builds and demonstrates strength and power in the glutes, hamstrings, and quads
  2. Improves acceleration, balance, and coordination
  3. Common in training for track, running, or football
  4. Can be an effective "contrast" exercise paired with heavy deadlifts or squats to boost power
  5. Requires no equipment

Broad jump Images


Broad jump Instructions

Broad jump muscle diagram
  1. This drill is best done in sand or other soft landing surface. Ensure that you are able to measure distance. Stand in a partial squat stance with feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Utilizing a big arm swing and a countermovement of the legs, jump forward as far as you can.
  3. Attempt to land with your feet out in front you, reaching as far as possible with your legs.
  4. Measure the distance from your landing point to the starting point and track results.