The jump squat: Free weight barbell, smith machine, or dumbbells?

  • Schuna J
  • Christensen B
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The article describes the jump squat (JS), an exercise technique used to improve lower body power. It offers various JS loading tools, including free weight barbell, Smitch machine, and dumbbells. Free weight variations have been preferred than machine variations in improving acute performance measure. Safety considerations when incorporating the JS technique are discussed.

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  • Jump squat
  • Power
  • Vertical jump
  • Weight vest

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  • John M. Schuna

  • Bryan K. Christensen

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