Adding Plyometric boxes to your training regime will help to build speed and strength, and is especially useful for athletes looking to improve their performance in field of sport.
Jumping as high or as far as you can is fun and a great way to break any monotony that has crept into your workouts.
The box jump is a plyometric move that strengthens your main lower-body muscles – glutes, quads, calves and hamstrings. Box jumps will help make you faster, more powerful and springier than.
Plyometric boxes raise your heart rate and burn calories like nobody’s business!
Try the seated box jump!
If you’re doing box jumps to build your explosiveness, try adding the seated box jump variation to your training. Starting from a seated position removes the benefit of the momentum and power generated by squatting before the leap.
Set up a bench next to your box – we recommend starting with a box that’s the same height as the bench until you get used to the exercise. Sit down on the bench and swing your arms back behind you, then bring them through and jump onto the box. When you’re sitting facing the box for the first time this will feel like a very bizarre thing to attempt, but once you’re over the mental hurdle of your first jump you’ll quickly get a feel for it.