LOW BOX JUMP

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The Box Jumps are powerful workout tools extremely popular among fitness professionals. They allow an explosive movement, outstanding for strengthening glutes, quads and calves, while improving balance and agility.

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The Box Jumps are powerful workout tools extremely popular among fitness professionals. They allow an explosive movement, outstanding for strengthening glutes, quads and calves, while improving balance and agility.
Box Jump Workout Benefits

During the upward phase of this movement, you’ll use your core, glutes, quads, hamstrings, calves, and even arms to propel yourself onto the box. When you land during box jump workouts, your quads will do most of the work. Make sure to stand up all the way when you get to the top of the box to get a full hip extension. The explosive force used in this move taps into your powerful fast-twitch muscle fibers.

If you’re new to box jump workouts—and especially if you’re a little nervous to attempt the move—build power by mastering plyometrics moves on the floor first. Jump squats, star jumps, split jumps, and tuck jumps will all help you develop the explosive strength needed to master the box jump. When you’re ready, try a low box or a stair step before you move to a taller one.

As you become more comfortable with the box jump, you can use taller boxes or try them wearing a weighted vest, or even make it a box jump burpee. Single-leg box jumps are another way to take this move up a notch. To make this move low impact, you can step onto the box, alternating which foot leads every rep.

5 Box Jump Workout Moves

Box jumps are far from the only thing you can do with a box; in fact, these platforms can make just about any move more heart-pumping or hard-core. Each rep forces your body to recruit more muscles to either catch air or sink lower into exercises like squats.

Power Pistol Squat
Targets: butt and legs

Stand facing box with elbows bent by sides. Step onto box with right foot so that it’s close to left edge with left leg slightly in front of you alongside box.
Slowly bend right knee 90 degrees, lowering left heel toward floor, tapping down if possible; extend arms forward to counterbalance. Return to standing and quickly step back to start.

Multilevel Push-Up
Targets: shoulders, chest, biceps, and abs

Start on floor in full plank position, left palm on floor, right palm atop box near left edge.
Do a push-up, lowering chest toward floor, then pressing up to start.
Walk hands and feet to right, placing right palm near right edge of box, left palm near left edge and stepping feet toward right.
Do a push-up atop box, then walk hands and feet to right again so that left palm is near right edge of box and right palm is on floor.
Do a push-up to complete 1 rep. Do 3 reps total.

Jackknife
Targets: shoulders, triceps, and abs

Sit on front edge of box, palms resting on box on either side of hips. Straighten arms and shift hips forward to just in front of seat with knees bent, heels on floor.
Bend elbows 90 degrees behind you, lowering hips toward floor as you bring left knee toward chest.
Straighten arms, lowering left leg to floor; switch sides and repeat to complete 1 rep.
Make it harder: Start with legs extended, heels on floor, and lift left leg parallel to floor.

Box Crunch
Targets: abs

Sit on box, arms by sides.
Balancing on butt and bringing arms slightly out to sides, palms up, lean torso back 45 degrees and extend legs forward so that body forms almost a straight line.
Crunch up, bringing knees in toward chest as you reach arms forward.
Return to reclining position and repeat. Make it easier: Keep palms flat on box.

Box Jump Burpee
Targets: arms, abs, butt, and legs

Stand behind box and squat, placing palms shoulder-width apart on floor in front of feet.
Jump feet back into full plank position.
Quickly jump both feet forward near hands. From squat position, jump onto box (step closer to box first if necessary).
Jump back down from box and repeat the box jump workout move from the beginning.

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