Leap ups are excellent for increasing strength and endurance in your upper leg muscles. These are important for developing a strong base for your jumping ability. Some people also refer to these as rhythmic jump squats or knee tuck jumps.
To begin, prepare to bend down into a full squat position. Be sure to stretch out your legs a bit before doing this. Also, you should do some slow, full squat motions (without weight) before doing this exercise to get your knees ready. I’ve noticed that a lot of tall guys like me have problems with their knees, especially when they do squatting motions.
Once you’re good a warmed up, squat down and jump back up as high as you can. Repeat this movement in consecutive motions. This exercise is a bit tough at first so you might only get a few reps. Keep working at it, you’ll see some great benefits once you really get going with the leap ups.
Check out my man Kurt to see an example of leap ups.
Leap Ups Video