#30DaysToStrongerKnees Day 24: Jack Out/Jack Squat

Adding jumps to simple movements can help you target fast twitch muscles and encourage stability with explosive motions. Always move at a slow and controlled pace, focusing on form, and keeping your core engaged to help maintain balance.

This exercise is a body weight only move. Think about all the jumping jacks you did in gym class- that’s similar to what the form would be here, just adding a squat. Start with your feet together, then jump wide into squat position. Stretching your glutes as you sit down and back and then firing your glutes to squeeze them back to the starting position.

Your goal is to add a jump to your squat while still maintaining impeccable form. Starting out, I would do 3 sets of 15-20 reps. You can use this movement as a warm-up for the entire challenge. This ensures that your glutes are firing and warmed up, ready for work. Moving forward you can use this as a warm-up for you workouts!

Make sure you post your video daily to the Balance In Motion Facebook Page or tag me in your Instagram or Twitter post using my handle and the hashtag #30DaysToStrongerKnees

If you’re uncomfortable posting a video, you can always post a motivational quote, picture, or something health and fitness related.Make sure to encourage others, and never, never judge! Again, this is a judgement free zone!

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