Tuck Jumps Introduction

The tuck jump is a beginner level exercise.

Before using them, you should have a solid understanding and form with the body weight squat.

It burns a significant amount of calories. Making it an excellent choice for beginners and people at more advanced fitness levels.

It is a calisthenic(body weight) and plyometric(jump) training exercise.

Since you do not require any equipment to carry out this exercise, you can do it at the gym or in the privacy of your home.

I like to use Jump Knee Tucks as a form of warm up. Before starting my leg lifting routine to get the blood pumping.

I also use them for some of my High-Intensity Interval Training. They are an excellent way to burn a lot of calories and add some variation into my training.

To prevent injury, you should do some light activity before using the explosive movements of this exercise.

Tuck Jumps How To

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  • Start in a standing position with your feet approximately shoulder width apart or slightly farther. Put your arms at your sides. Keep your chest out with you head looking forwards.
  • You are now in the starting position.
  • Bend your knees as you push your posterior back, descending into a quarter squat position. Reverse direction by jumping explosively, drive your body upwards. You can swing your arms to help create additional momentum.
  • While rising in the air, lift your knees as high as you can towards your chest.
  • As you descend, begin to extend your legs. When you land, allow your knees to bend to help absorb the impact of falling.

Tuck Jumps and CrossFit

Tuck jumps are getting used in most CrossFit gyms. They get implemented in an H.I.I.T form of training.

The main benefit to the jump tuck is the explosive leg strength that it will help you to develop. It can also aid in increasing your agility.

CrossFit boxes(centers) use this because it is simple and will burn a high amount of calories in a short duration.

  • Primary Muscles Worked:

  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Secondary Muscles Worked:

  • Calves
  • Abductors
  • Adductors

In Closing

Like many plyometric exercises, Jump Knee Tucks can help you to improve your athletic performance, and increase your mobility.

If you have not yet added any plyometrics into your routine, you should give them a try to see the advantages for yourself.

If you plan to use them in an H.I.I.T. routine check out our Free Online H.I.I.T Timer. No registration is required for you to use it and it only takes seconds to set up.

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