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Banded squat jumps sometimes serve as our go-to trainers warm-ups. If you are familiar with crossfit, you know it involves a great deal of power lifts. And most of these power lifts require you to focus a lot on your hips and their motion, locking and using your hips like a hinge. Banded squat jumps are a good way to strengthen your hips in preparation for proper heavy lifting. They also improve your overall plyometric power and are a good way to practice your vertical leap.
Banded squat jumps are best done when the bands are crossing over your chest, stretching from one foot to the opposite shoulder. In the video, you can see how our trainer ways down the bands and restricts himself with dumbbells. Also in the video, you can see that he keeps a strict form while jumping, bend his legs similar to the proper way a squat is executed.
Watch the video and see how banded squat jumps are done. Do you ever use banded squat jumps to improve your form before power lifting? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.