Burn Calories – Improve Your Balance & Coordination
Box Jumps aren’t just for CrossFit, include them in your workout routines and you will see improve in your agility, coordinate, accuracy and balance; plus you will be burning tons of calories and working your legs and core. Ryan has made the box jumps even more challenging by starting from a seated position and then performing 2 back to back jumps on to 2 different size boxes. Keep in mind Box Jumps are a plyometric explosive movement, it’s a good idea to do them early in your workout, after warming up and before strength training or cardio.
Do it Right:
Stand in front of a box in an athletic stance with feet hip distance apart, quickly drop down into a ¼ squat, fully extend your hips, swing your arms and push through your feet to jump up and land on the box. Pay particular attention to the landing. Land softly and gracefully absorbing the shock of the jump; almost ‘cat like.’ You should end in a squat position with your chest lifted. Hold that squat position for 2 to 3 seconds then stand up tall and step down off the box.
Thanks for the demo Ryan!