Get a high natural with the tuck jump
There are many ways to do tuck jump but I have been doing this method for many years and I really enjoy it. When was the last time you jumped as high as possible? Well for most of the people the answer is probably “long ago” or “what an odd question” Neighter are good enough, so it’s time to head for the skies with the tuck jumped. Tuck jump will increase the power of your lower body, as well as your agility, meaning you will definitely get better at jumping. They are also an effective way to raise your heart rate. And you ‘ll be burning calories in record time, all without having to leave your lounge room.
How to do it
Start by standing on your feet a little less than shoulder-width apart. Drop down a little into a quarter squat, then explode into the air. Keep your back straight throughout and tuck your knees-up towards your chest as mush as possible, before landing as softly as you can. On landing, you can either pause before jumping again or get straight into another jump. Tuck jumps are an excellent addition to an HIT circuit, as they’ll keep the heart pumping for whatever time period you have. It’s important to be warmed up before tuck jumping though, as could body won’t appreciate the explosive movements. Jumping as high as possible means care is required on landing to avoid placing your joint under too much stress. Don’t do tuck jumps on rock- hard or uneven surfaces, and stop if you feel pain in your knees or ankles.
Jump Variations & jump squat
The simplest way to make tuck jumps more challenging is to perform a squat before you explode off the ground. From standing lower into a squat until your thighs are parallel to the ground, or even lower than power up into the air. Land softly and go straight into another squat.
Jump lunges with tuck
The straight jump lunge is another great p exercise to consider, and combining it with the tuck jump games it a truly testing experience. The jump lunges with tuck is a great to strengthen all the muscles in your legs, along with your core- and to show off, because it is not easy. If you ‘ re struggling to make the switch before landing go back and master the jump lunge without a tuck. From standing, step forward into a lunge, lowering your body until both knees are bent at 90*. Then drive back up and jump, bringing your knees-up towards your chest. Swap the position of your legs on the way down to land in a lunge position with the opposite leg forwards.