The Drop Squat Jump Exercise is a great way to build strength and power in your legs and increase their ability to store and release energy.
The Drop Squat Jump Exercise forms part of the Golf Strength and Endurance series of innovative and dynamic exercises that are designed to efficiently increase your stabilising strength – supporting proper body alignment, movement patterns, and energy transfer within the golf swing, and helping to prevent injuries.
- Start by standing in perfect posture, your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart, your arms in front of your body.
- Quickly drop into a squat by dropping your hips down and back as you throw your arms behind you. Your feet should leave the floor.
- Land and then immediately explode upwards through your lower body, pushing and fully extending your ankles, knees and hips simultaneously, as you throw your arms up in front of your body.
- As you land, drop into a squat by dropping your hips down and back as you throw your arms behind you.
- Hold the squat until you are stable, then return to a standing position by pushing through your hips.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Do not let your knees slide forwards past your toes, or collapse to the inside as you squat.
Keep your chest up, back flat, abdominal muscles engaged, and your shoulder blades pulled back and down.
You should feel it working your hips and legs.
As you develop your jumping and landing skills, you can gradually increase the exercise intensity and complexity by driving your knees towards your chest during the jumping phase.
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