Box Jumps


Box Jumps
Box Jumps

Box Jumps Work

Muscle Group:

Abs & Core, Full Body, Hips and Buttocks, Legs


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Box jumps are a plyometric exercise used to create powerful legs. Box jumps are recommended only after a significant level of strength has been achieved with the legs. A common recommendation is to squat 1.5 times your body weight before beginning plometric exercises. Athletes in volleyball and basketball use box jumps to increase their vertical leap – an important component of their sports.

How to Do Box Jumps

  • Stand with your feet directly underneath you.
  • Make sure your feet are directly beneath you at all times
  • Jump up onto the box, landing with the feet directly underneath you
  • Immediately jump back down, landing with your feet directly underneath you
  • Repeat without pausing during the landing phases
  • Just tucking the legs instead of truly jumping
  • Hunching and not keeping the chest up

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