The ELEVATE Jump is an exercise machine that builds explosive power and develops lower body muscle mass with two primary movements, the squat and the squat jump. It is uniquely designed to facilitate plyometric jumping exercises leveraging both linear bodyweight resistance and variable band resistance. The ELEVATE Jump produces both concentric and eccentric loading of the muscles allowing users to accelerate and decelerate quickly during a squat jump in a safe, controlled manner. It can accommodate all levels of fitness and supports the spine during traditional squat exercises. Users can comfortably control the descending and ascending phases of a squat or jump while also providing an opportunity for advanced variations.