jump squats Muscles Worked

Jump squats are a lower body squat pattern plyometric exercise that primarily target the quadriceps. As the name presumes, they combine a regular squat with a jump, so they allow you to work on strength and power at the same time. This is a great exercise for working on jumping height which is important in many sports.

Diagram of primary and secondary muscles worked from Jump squats

Muscles Targeted

Primary Muscles

Quads Hamstrings Glutes

Secondary Muscles

Calves Abs

How to do Jump squats

Begin standing with the feet hip distance apart and hands in front of the shoulders with the arms bent and palms facing forward.

Squat down as you drop the hips down and back. Go down low until the hips are below the knees.

Then, explode up into a jump as high as you can while reaching both arms overhead toward the ceiling.

Once you descend from the jump, land back down into your squat with bent arms. Repeat for the desired repetitions.


Animation of how to do Jump squats