High Jump Exercise

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When jumping switching legs and arms switch as well. This engages the deltoids, triceps, biceps and the pectoralis major. The gluteus maximum is just one of three muscle that help straighten the hip joint and assists in shifting or switching of the legs during the jump. The hamstrings also help straighten the hips and assists with bending of the knee. The gastrocnemius, which is located at the behind the shin, also help with the bending of the knee and the soleus which is just located below the gastrocnemius helps flex the knee. When performing a squat, the muscles worked are quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus maximus, latissimus dorsi, internal oblique and abdominals. When performing the jump, the muscles worked/used includes the following, gastrocnemius, soleus, hamstrings, quadriceps and the gluteus maximus. This will develop lower body and core strength. In the world of sports this warmup could potentially increase acceleration and explosiveness.…show more content…
The quadriceps can be separated into rectus femoris, vastus lateralis and vastus medialis. The high knees will help improve flexibility on both the glute and quads. The continuous movement also increases heart rate, which can lead to potential increase in calories burned even though it is utilized as a warmup or a stretching exercise. The purpose of this exercise is to stretch the hip muscles and joints, improving mobility, flexibility and strength. This reduces the soreness in the hips after the exercise and can decrease the chance of injuries. The muscle involved in this exercise include the hip adductors, hamstrings and the gluteus maximus. The gluteus is needed to be stretched as they help to extend the hips and hamstrings provide support of the knee by taking a way some stress of it. Weak knees can increase the chance of a knee
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