Episode Eleven - Squat Jumps

As you all know, there should be a warm-up of 5-10 minutes prior to any training session. It is also advisable to start your training session with what we call an activation exercise. In other words it requires a jump or explosive movement that incorporates more than one muscle group. This also stimulates the brain to execute the movement. The squat jump is a simple but effective activation exercise to get your session going or to incorporate it as part of your circuit. As with the box jump, always aim to jump higher - decide beforehand if you are doing the exercise to develop muscle endurance or explosive power and adjust your repetitions and rest intervals accordingly.