The jammer arms machine is a versatile piece of fitness equipment that can be used to target multiple muscle groups in the body. The machine can perform one of the exercises, which is the split squat. The split squat is a lower-body exercise that targets the quads, hamstrings, and glutes primarily. The split squat is a unilateral exercise, meaning that it works one leg at a time, which can help to correct muscle imbalances and improve overall stability. In this guide, we will go through the step-by-step process of adjusting and using the jammer arms machine for the split squat exercise with proper form to help you get the most out of your workout.
How to perform Split Squats
- Adjust the jammer arms to a comfortable height that allows you to grasp the handles with your hands while standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and one foot about two to three feet in front of the other.
- Grasp the handles with a neutral grip, keeping your hands shoulder-width apart.
- Stand with your back straight and your core engaged.
- Inhale as you lower your body down towards the ground, bending both knees to about 90 degrees.
- Exhale and push through your front heel to stand back up, bringing the jammer to arm up with you.
- Repeat the movement for the desired number of repetitions before switching legs and repeating the exercise on the other side.
- Throughout the exercise, maintain proper form by keeping your back straight and your core engaged. Avoid letting your front knee collapse inward or leaning too far forward, as this can put stress on your joints.
- If the weight is too heavy or too light, adjust the resistance on the machine accordingly.