Today’s WOD Unilateral Push Press and Jump Squats SWOD 5×5 1 arm Push Press (60%,75%, 85%, 85%, 85% 1RM) WOD 1min each Wall Balls (20/14) KB Swings (53/35) Jump Squats Push Press (95/65) 1min Rest Lowest Round for Score Jump Squat Tips If you can jump and it doesn’t hurt, you’re safe to jump squat. However, once you begin loading the lift, the risk for injury is greatly amplified. Learning proper landing mechanics becomes top priority. Here’s the quick and dirty:
- Follow a normal squat pattern with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Once you reach squat depth, explode up.
- Upon landing, focus on keeping the chest up and track your hips back behind you.
- Absorb the impact – don’t try to take the blunt force. Make sure that your knees don’t cave in.
If there’s any knee deviation inside of the midline of the ankle, don’t continue. Get your glutes firing first.