Originally Posted by Steven Low
Why do you do jump shrugs instead?
Basically the same thing.. except you can help your oly lifts with this too.
Jump shrugs are not the same as jump squat.
In jump shrugs, the lower surface of the articulating cartilage of the femur takes most of the shock during landing on extended knees.
That is not the case in jump squat, where the rear surface of the articulating cartilage of the femur absorbs the shock upon landing.
Jump shrugs could be more traumatic due to the heavier load and the constant use of extended knees in everyday life as well as in most of the phases of OL.