Box Jumps

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Jul 2017
9:34pm, 13 Jul 2017
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idle_wilder
I have weekly personal training session once a week, with around half the session being strength-based (deadlifts, squats, etc), and the other half being power-based. We've just started to introduce box jumps, and I am struggling! I think a lot of it's in my head, and I find myself hesitating before each jump.

Does anyone have any tips for box jumps?!
Apr 2018
4:43pm, 23 Apr 2018
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GregP
SPR is your man if he's about. You have my sympathies though.

I'm a sporadic follower of the excellent NROL4L which advocates box jumps. I'm acutely conscious that if I mess them up it's a straight route to Injury Central.
Apr 2018
4:52pm, 23 Apr 2018
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Lizzie W
Start small
Apr 2018
5:06pm, 23 Apr 2018
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Brig
Yeah the hesitate thing is me too bit then when I do it I clear the height with room to spare
Apr 2018
5:23pm, 23 Apr 2018
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LazyDaisy
I'm going to watch this thread - box jumps are a big no-no for me mentally. I have far too vivid a picture of smacking my face on the box :-(
Apr 2018
5:27pm, 23 Apr 2018
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GregP
It's not the smacking my face I worry about - it's my shins. I think. Possibly.
Apr 2018
11:14am, 24 Apr 2018
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Curly45
Can you practice clearing the height with mini/micro hurdles? I know it doesnt land you on the box, but gives you confidence in the jump itself.

I dont do box jumps, but to do in the air tuck jumps (alongside backwards single leg jumps and all sorts of other plyos from Athletics 365):
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Apr 2018
11:19am, 24 Apr 2018
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Wriggling Snake
Start Small, you can even start with step ups first, and by small really small.
Apr 2018
11:19am, 24 Apr 2018
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HellsBells
My PT tried getting me to try gradually by stacking up the disc weights and adding another one each time - it worked at the time, then I didn't do any for months and need to start from scratch again
Apr 2018
1:06pm, 25 Apr 2018
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HellsBells
Well, I told Pt this morning that I needed to conquer box jumps.
We did the stacking plates thing as part of a circuit - I was fairly OK with 16 inches at the end.
I also made the mistake of telling him I need to be able to put socks on wet feet without sitting down - many, many single leg squats later.............

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