3. Squat Jumps
Why It Works: The simple squat jump works the hips, knees and ankles—the so-called triple flexion response that creates power in your jump—while also providing a cardio effect. If you can develop triple flexion, it will help with your running form.
How to Do It: Stand with feet just outside the shoulders and hands behind your head. Squat, keeping your knees behind your toes. After holding this position for two seconds, jump vertically. Pull your toes to your shins in midair to prepare for landing. Be sure to land softly, with the hips back and down. Consider measuring your reps by trying to jump to a target, like the backboard of a basketball hoop.
Prescription: 10 reps
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