- Full Body
- Hips & Buttocks
- Increases starting strength and power in hips and legs.
- Also increases starting strength and power in torso, shoulders and arms.
The vertical jump performed without a counter movement develops starting strength and power in the hips, legs, and torso. This is an excellent conditioning exercise. The vertical jump requires no equipment and can be performed anywhere. Stay in shape with bodyweight exercises.
- Stand with your feet at shoulder width, cross your arms and dip down.
- Hold still at the bottom of the dip for three seconds.
- Then jump straight up, reaching your hands up as high as possible.
- When you land, absorb the impact by bending your legs and dropping your hands.
- Not pausing at the bottom for at least 3 seconds.
- Letting the knees cave in during the landing.
- Landing too hard and abrupt (instead of bending the legs to absorb).