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.
If I was a personal injury attorney, I would say “yes” & no doubt, you’d be hearing from me soon & wouldn’t be happy! Needless to say, I’m with Karin, Harris & Sue on this. Simply have them add more weight to the bar until they’re challenged. The squat exercise is a very difficult & complex exercise to master even with your feet on the ground (I’m sure I’ll receive comments on that!). I rarely see them done correctly in the gyms. Please excuse my harshness, but that’s not the route I would go.