The Box Jump is an explosive squat pattern that builds strength, power, balance and coordination.
Stand in front of a plyo box or step. Swing the arms back and rapidly drop into the squat – as soon as you hit the bottom of the squat, quickly swing the arms arm and extend the hips as you jump onto the box. Land into a squat with control. Step down and repeat.
Jumping is a fundamental human movement that can be progressed once a standing jump has been mastered. Use of a box challenges the movement by adding a horizontal and vertical component. To land safely, a good level of ankle mobility and hamstring flexibility is required.
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