High Box Jumps

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The high box jump is an intermediate lower body exercise. This is an explosive plyometric exercise that targets the glutes and quads.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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.

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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.

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


high box jumps - step 1

Step 1

Start in a standing position in from of the plyo box with your feet shoulder width apart.

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Step 2

Jump up on to the step and stand up at the top fully opening your hips.

high box jumps - step 3

Step 3

Step back down to the floor and repeat.