How to: Box Jump
Primary Muscles Used:Upper Legs, Glutes, Gluteals, Quads, Hamstrings
Equipment:Plyometric Soft Box
- With a plyometric soft box directly in front of you, plant both feet on the floor shoulder-width apart. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Looking straight ahead, bend at both the hips and knees, ensuring that your knees remain in line with your toes. Continue bending your knees until your upper legs are parallel with the floor. Ensure that your back remains within a 45- to 90-degrees to your hips. This is called squat position.
- Exhale. Propel your body upwards and forwards, drawing your knees into your chest, to land in squat position on top of the box. Ensure that you maintain ‘soft’ knees to prevent injury.
- Inhale. Push through your heels and extend your legs to find a standing position on top of the box.
- Exhale. Carefully step backwards off the box, one foot at a time, to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.