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How to Do Jumping Squats for a Back Workout

Learn how to do jumping squats from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this home back workout for men video from Howcast.

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Hi guys, this is Max Tapper again for Howcast and what I'm gonna show you today is the jumping squat. Now obviously a regular squat is just up and down both legs on the floor. A jumping squat is now propelling yourself off the ground and back landing into a soft squat. All right now what that is basically is a plyometric.

It's a way of using your muscles' own elasticity to propel yourself back up. Now it overloads your muscles very highly so it's definitely something that'll increase your muscle mass and also increase your cardiovascular potential. So it's a really, really good thing to do but because it's very strenuous on the muscles please do not overdue it. Please do not do it consecutive days and do not think this is the only exercise you need to do for your legs.

I would use something like a normal squat or a lunge as your main muscular workout for your legs and your jumping squat as a peripheral exercise which helps with your conditioning your cardiovascular potential and also your leg mass.

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