What you are about to hear is going to make some of you think I’ve officially lost my mind. I am going to challenge you to do 1,000 jump squats. That’s not a typo. That’s 1,000 jump squats. I know that’s alot. It is, after all, called a challenge (that’s how we do at Burn Boot Camp)!
Many of you probably already incorporate squats into your work out routine. Jump squats are a plyometric exercise. Olympic athletes were the first to use plyometric exercises to build strength but eventually the rest of the world figured out their benefit too. Jump squats help you build explosive power. Don’t be scared by the sound of that. Plyometric exercises strengthen the muscles that support the knee. This actually reduces the risk of knee injuries.
Watch this video to see the proper way to execute a jump squat (and see that I am completely in my right mind!)