Get your temperature rising with rotating squat jumps! This impressive exercise will make you sweat and put your thigh muscles to the test, so results are guaranteed. As a common exercise in your FizzUp workout program, it will help you go faster, jump higher and get stronger!
Before we tell you how this exercise will get you results and build your athletic skills, we need to cover the technical details of how to do rotating squat jumps correctly. The only way to work your muscles effectively and avoid getting into habits that slow down your results is to do this exercise the right way.
Starting position: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
Step 1: Bend your knees as you inhale and point your tailbone backward. When your thighs are parallel to the floor, exhale as you jump as high as you can while rotating your body at the same time.
Step 2: Be sure to land on the balls of your feet to absorb as much shock as you can by bending your knees. As you come down, point your tailbone backward again to get back into the position where your thighs are parallel to the floor. After that, you can continue by jumping up again to do another repetition.
“Your knees shouldn’t go past your toes.”: To make sure your leg and glute muscles are worked correctly, it’s important to keep your knees as stable as possible. They shouldn’t go beyond your toes.
“Use your entire foot to land”: When you start to land, absorb shock with the balls of your feet to protect your joints as much as possible. Next, make sure to continue your landing until your heel touches the floor before you jump again. Having a larger range of motion while doing the exercise guarantees better strength training in targeted areas and improved stability.
“Use your arms to give you momentum and keep you balanced”: To keep your balance as you squat and control your body’s rotation as you jump, remember to use your arms. They’ll give you the momentum you need to make turning your body easier and more natural.
The rotating jump squat is a worthwhile exercise in a lot of ways. First, it works well as part of a strength training or cardio workout. In fact, this exercise has different benefits, depending on how intensely and fast you do it.
As part of a Cal Burner Add-on and Full-Body Focus, whose goal is to maximize the intensity and speed of your repetitions, it’s highly effective for building cardiovascular endurance and explosiveness and improving your flexibility, speed, coordination and balance as you effectively work the muscles in your legs.
When doing it slowly as part of a strength training workout to pay close attention to muscle contraction and every step of the exercise, it’s great for strengthening, building and toning all of your leg muscles. In short, your quads, calves, hamstrings and glutes become stronger, more resistant and increase in size.
To go faster, jump higher and get stronger, the FizzUp workout program includes several exercises that enable you to develop each of these athletic skills. Here are three fun and original exercises that make perfect complements to rotating squat jumps.
Go faster with suicide drills: They involve doing a series of fast movements from side to side and sharp changes of direction. They’re perfect for increasing your speed and developing your coordination skills.
Jump higher with squat jumps: A simplified version of rotating jump squat, this exercise is also excellent for increasing your flexibility and explosiveness.
Get stronger with the side star plank: Core-strengthening exercises use isometric contraction. This type of static muscle load is the one that develops the most strength by working the deep muscles like the transverse abdominis.
To become a true athlete, whatever your goal and the athletic qualities you want to develop, it’s important to keep your Rhythm score up by working out regularly and to work your muscles in a complementary way. That’s why FizzUp fitness training includes over 200 exercises, from strength training to core strengthening to cardio, to give you fun, personalized and full-body workouts.