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    Jump squats for speed


    Are jump squats a good exercise for dynamic leg training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye427 View Post
    Are jump squats a good exercise for dynamic leg training?
    They can have their place in a training programme, if you are wanting plyomtrics and speed/power exercises and your training is designed for specific goals.

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    I think box jumps are a little safer and just as effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    I think box jumps are a little safer and just as effective.
    And you can "burst" more effectively.
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    I have done squat jumps before (using 40# DBs), and I noticed a big increase in my vertical jump. So, IMO, they are a good tool/exercise to build power.
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    box jumps and band squats would be better for speed development and power than jump squat. The band squat is basically the same you just dont leave the ground and you dont have the impact on the joints.
  

  
 

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