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?
This is an older post that popped up into my feed, but it gave me an idea. If you’re still doing barbell squats, how about super-setting your two ideas. Squat with relatively heavy weights, then have them do plyometric jumps afterwards (with no bar). The previous set will pre-fatigue them, and then even squat jumps without weights will feel like their legs are like lead.