MAKING THE CHANGE FITNESS

Box Jumps

Box Jumps

Primary muscle group(s): Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps

Secondary: Abs, Calves

Stand in front of a sturdy bench, box or other flat non slip surface.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
Bend your knees as if crouching or performing a squat.
In an explosive movement, push through your feet to jump up onto the landing area.
Make a soft landing by bending your knees as your feet touch down.
You should land on both feet simultaneously.
Step down and repeat.

Note: If you have difficulty landing in a balanced way, the platform may be too high.
A variation for advanced athletes is to jump down backwards from the box.
Only try this once you have mastered the basic form.

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