High Box Jump

The high box jump is a plyometric exercise that increases explosive power throughout the lower body, specifically the quads, glutes, and hamstrings.

Step by step instructions

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Exercise Steps 1

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Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart behind a high box. Squat down while simultaneously swinging the arms back in order to generate speed and power.

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Exercise Steps 2

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Explosively swing your arms forward and jump onto the box. Land lightly with your feet hip-width apart. Stand tall on top of the box. Then carefully step off the box.

Mistakes and Tips

  1. Do not attempt with a box that is too high.
  2. Do not land on your toes or your heels. Make sure to land on the mid-foot with a neutral spine and your chest up.
  3. Avoid landing too hard on the box. Land as softly as possible.

Advanced Variations