- Main muscles worked: Upper Legs (quadriceps, hamstrings), glutes
- Other muscles: Abs, calves, hip flexors
- Exercise type: Bodyweight, plyometric
- Equipment: No equipment
The 180 jump squat is a plyometric variation of the traditional squat, and a step up from the already challenging jump squat. It’s a great exercise that builds muscle and strength in your glutes, quads, hips, and hamstrings.
This leg-toning move also burns a lot of calories, increases cardiovascular fitness, and improves mobility and balance. The 180 jump squat can help boost athletic performance by increasing explosive strength and how high you can jump.
Before you do this exercise ensure you can complete squats and jump squats with proper form.
Practice good form. Keep your chest up and look straight ahead. As you squat down ensure your knees remain in line with your toes and do not cave in or collapse out.
Variations: An easier version of this exercise is the jump squat. To make 180 squat jump more challenging touch the floor with one hand as you squat down.