Explosive power is fundamental in all sports. With 50% of our muscle mass being contained in the lower half of our bodies, there’s no better area to advance this power. Couple that with the cardio vascular element of TRX jump squats and you’ve got an exercise that’s pretty hard to beat.
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hi TRX traveler Adam here this series is all about the basics of TRX we’re going to focus on proper form and good technique and just run through the fundamentals and simple exercises covering the main muscle groups let’s get to it in this video we’re going to focus on the TRX jump squat this is a really great exercise number one for building power in your legs and number two for cardiovascular the TRX we use we use it for stability you might be questioning well why don’t you just do normal jump squats like this the reason being is with the TRX we can actually jump back and out then use the TRX as a semi circle so as we jump back and out we put more emphasis on the cords and we can really squeeze the glutes to fire ourselves back as opposed to jumping forward which you can slash for some more emphasis on the hamstrings and the quads and lessor sorry on the hamstring the glutes and lessor on natural quads with these jumping squats we really want to put a lot of emphasis on the quads and really work those so as always a little bit of instability this is a jumping exercise you’re going to feel a lot of core work coming as well especially when you’re landing and you’re holding yourself up as you come up to begin get the TRX and comfortable and in the safe position sorry make sure it’s attached they can take your bodyweight grab the TRX make sure the length of them is quite long because you need a good distance to create an arc you want your feet nice and wide because we really want to be targeting our inner and outer quads see some nice and wide there and especially for London so you can really get deep now the idea is to explode up right off your tiptoes here engaging your calves as well but as you come down is to slow the descent rate so try not to jump straight down try and slow yourself down as you come down it is quite difficult to do at first and it naturally you just want to jump and jump and jump but if you really put a little bit more thought into in that mind to muscle connection and really think about the exercise you’ll get a lot more fun in the long run so with these you can just go for it get a nice solid grip and jump explode up run down and up and up and up and right up and down and that’s it it looks simple and it kind of is which is use a TRX is a really good balance I’m not kind of jumping all over the place there and landing in different awkward positions because I’ve got that for balance and I’m pulling back on it I’m keeping a nice consistent jump and that consistency translates through into the consistent muscle youth as opposed to being in London in different awkward positions give it a go I love to tie these in with one leg pistol squats which you’ll find I’ve also done some videos on because they read and burn out the muscles and if you do one leg pistol squat one leg pistol squat and straight into jump squats it’s one hell of a leg workout and a real cardiovascular one I’m already a little bit out of breath just from for them check out the rest of my TRX begin a series videos they cover a full range of all the muscle groups covering just a simple basics of TRX and how you get a really good workout for them subscribe to my channel I’m always posting about fitness that you can do without the need of a gym and had to perform TRX exercises with correct technique and get the best out of them thanks for watching