safe to jump with bar on your back?
I would like to add just a little challenge to my class. We are doing squats with a bar on our shoulders and I want to know if it is safe to jump with the weight on your shoulders? If so, is there a limit to the weight? A limit to height and depth of the jump? Should we make sure the bar stays on our shoulders and does not rise off, even an inch?
I am with Harris on that. If you must, have people jump without any additional loading. There are enough exercises to provide a challenging workout.
However, as an educated professional I would suggest against such a move due to spinal cord injuries, death, or paralysis.
Well...I recommend that you omit this exercise from your list.
One person jumping with weight on the back is a huge task in and of itself (based on what Susan and others said).
Imagine several people jumping with weight on their back.
Each person has a different ROM and different 'squat abilities'.
Jumping without weights is less stressful on your members...and you!
(Paul's statement about lawsuits comes to mind).
Another recommendation...try burpees.
Good luck with your class!