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Does any squat variations help strengthen the quads and help you jump higher?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

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In general squats will strengthen the quads.
There is more to increasing the vertical jump then just strengthening the muscle. To lift a weight the muscle develops force slowly ( over about 0.5 seconds ) but a jump is more about explosive force were force is developed rapidly. There are a number of training exercises in which this is practiced, because of injury risk should work with a coach.

In brief: Need a coach to help

In general squats will strengthen the quads.
There is more to increasing the vertical jump then just strengthening the muscle. To lift a weight the muscle develops force slowly ( over about 0.5 seconds ) but a jump is more about explosive force were force is developed rapidly. There are a number of training exercises in which this is practiced, because of injury risk should work with a coach.
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