Work Out Wednesday #16 – Box Jump Exercise
Box jumps are a fun exercise that target your all of your leg muscles as well as your core. You will be working your glutes, hamstrings, calves, quads, and abs as well as your low back. Box jumps are an engaging exercise that require a lot of focus otherwise you could get inured. Box jumps are fun to perform and you can work your way up from a low platform to a more impressive high platform or box.
Box jumps are an explosive movement that require balance and control as well. They are a terrific exercise for athletes to improve their strength, explosiveness, balance, agility, and control. Athletes can improve their vertical jump height as well by practicing box jumps. Box jumps are good for athletes participating in most every sport.
Applying Box Jumps to Physical Therapy
Box Jumps helps to:
- Prevent ACL injuries
- Rehab ACL injuries
- Build muscle and strength throughout your glutes, quadriceps, calves, and hips
- Increase leg power for athletes
- Help athletes improve functionally
- Increase flexibility, mobility, and strength throughout your entire lower body
How to do a box jump properly
In this video fitness expert Scott Herman shows us how to properly do a box jump.
Box jump workout for explosiveness
In this video you will learn a box jump workout for increasing explosiveness.
Jump training box jump workout for basketball
Specific box jump exercises for jumping higher. This is a great box jump workout for basketball players.
Plyometric cardio intense circuit box jump workout
This video teaches an intense 5 step plyometric circuit box jump workout that offers intense cardio to get your heart rate going. Master this workout and you will have some strong legs and terrific balance.
So there you have it, some great box jump workouts. If you are a physical therapist assistant working with athletes then you should be training them to do box jumps properly. This is a great exercise that requires a full body explosive movement and will improve strength, flexibility, mobility, and explosive power for athletes playing almost any sport.
Have you tried box jumps? Do you tell your therapy patients to do box jumps? If so, tell us about it in the comments below! 🙂