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Jump Squats

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back straight by looking up in the air

Jump Squats

This exercise targets your quadriceps and requires no equipment to perform. It also works your hamstrings and calves.

Muscle Group

Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings, Calves


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings, Calves

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: High

Exercise Category: Quadriceps

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and squat down, keeping your upper body straight. Do not lean forward and keep your knees over your ankles. Cross your arms away from your body, resting your palms face down on your forearms.

  1. 1 Exhale and jump 1-2 feet into the air, reaching your arms straight above your body towards the ceiling.
  2. 2Inhale as you land back into starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.