What are squat jumps?

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To perform squat jumps, athletes should stand with their feet shoulder width apart in an athletic stance. Arms should be held at the side with the elbows flex to 90 degrees. Lower the body to an approximate 90 degree bend in the knees, or to where the thighs are parallel to the ground. Immediately jump up raising the arms to help with vertical displacement. Athletes should not remain in the squat position for any extended period of time. The goal is to squat down and jump up as quickly as possible. Athletes should land on both feet, take a two second rest, and repeat. Athletes should try to avoid extending the knees too far in-front of the ankles to preserve the integrity of the knee joint. They should make sure to use the upper body to drive the lower body. They should also engage the core to maintain proper alignment and to protect the low back. Squat jumps can be performed for a given length of time or a specified number of repetitions.

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