Thursday, April 11, 2013

J Is For...Jump Squats



THE jump squat is a fun exercise, yet it is so powerful and good for sculpting your legs and shaping your glutes according to Be Fit With Kristen. Head over to wikiHow and check out a great demonstration on how to do these little buggers correctly and in different ways like standing on one foot (say what?).  When I'm exercising at home I like to include these in my workout, along with mountain climbers, burpees, etc...it makes for a great and intense workout. 

YOU could also incorporate these into your running routine.  Run for 5-20 minutes then stop and perform 10 jump squats, follow that up with running another 5-20 minutes and perform 20 mountain climbers...keep repeating until you have reached your desired running time. This would be great to add into my interval training, come to think of it!

BLESSINGS and hugs to all who stopped by today. May your day be filled with rainbows and butterflies and some jump squats as well.


  1. Have you ever done a jump squat?
  2. Do you enjoy this type of exercise?
  3. Would you just rather watch someone else do it? 
  4. Who wants to post a video of themselves doing jump squats?  



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 "Limitations only exist if you let them" 


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17 comments:

  1. Good for those quads!! I would rather watch someone else do those while sippin' some red wine. j/k No seriously, those will really shape those quads and gluts right up. Have a great day! :)

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    1. lol, too funny! yes they are great for shaping both!

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  2. I try not to do jump squats on purpose. I do have a funny story, I was out front when I thought I heard a rattlesnake rattle, I made definite improvement in my vertical leap training...

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    1. lol, scary...I was once gardening when a snake (harmless) scared me half to death...boy did I move fast!

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  3. I've done jump squats before...they are tough but I love the workout I get from doing them!

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  4. Wow. Looks tough. Visiting you on A to Z, and I subscribed to you. What a great find.

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    1. It is tough but fun, thanks for the follow

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  5. Maybe if I was younger... I gravitate toward dance aerobics, yoga, and pilates.

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    1. those are great for you too, thanks so much for stopping by!

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  6. Way too much activity for this old Bear!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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    1. lol, maybe...I have never seen a bear jump squat or jump rope...lol

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  7. Great post- I run so will have to give the jump squat interval training a try! Good luck with the rest of the A-Z Challenge.
    Ebby

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    1. Try it, you might like it...and thanks so much for stopping by! Good luck to you as well!

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  8. Holy cow, I am tired just from watching your 5 seconds of jump squats :) Seriously, this is not one for me, I have an ankle problem.

    Thanks for checking out my AtoZ.
    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
    AtoZ #41

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    1. Crikey, I just showed this to my niece and she said, "I do these."

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    2. Lol, they are difficult for sure...and if you have a bad ankle you should not do them...thanks so much for stopping by, blessings!

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