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Power Jumper Squat

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Best Use For Vertical Jumping

Adding the Lifeline Power Jumper to the squat is a great way for athletes without access to regular strength training bands to get some of the benefits of accommodating resistance into their training. The Power Jumper will allow you to increase the resistance at the top of the squat (the same range of motion as actually used in jumping), as well as improving your eccentric strength. It will also help teach you to squat more explosively as you need to put in the extra effort on the way up to overcome the increasing resistance of the Power Jumpers cords.

Technique Tips

The Power Jumper squat is performed in exactly the same manner as a regular squat. Simply slip the Power Jumper on, un- rack the bar, and squat. The bar sits nicely across the Power Jumper cords, even when you are wearing a Manta Ray.

Whilst you can use the Power Jumper with very heavy weights, more beneficial results are achieved using it with slightly lighter weights and trying to lift with a greater degree of explosive speed. For more information about correct squatting technique check out the Back Squat page.

Alternative Exercises

Some good alternatives to the Power Jumper squat are:

Safety Bar Squats

Back Squats

Back squat with bands

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