Beginner Plyo Jumps

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The beginner plyo jump is a lower body exercise that builds strength and explosive power in the legs and buttocks.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Quadriceps

Quadriceps

The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

Picture of Glutes

Glutes

Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

Equipment Used


Picture of Plyometric Box

Plyometric Box

Plyometric Boxes increase athletic ability concerning quick movements and explosiveness. They come in a variety of different heights (12"-48") and are usually made of metal or wood.

Exercise Instructions


beginner plyo jumps - step 1

Step 1

Stand in front of the box with your feet hip width and your hands by your side.

beginner plyo jumps - step 2

Step 2

Jump up on to the box and stand up tall.

beginner plyo jumps - step 3

Step 3

Step off the box and repeat.