Build Explosive Power with this Box Jump Workout (+ Tips)
There are plenty of ways to add variety to box jump workouts and go beyond just jumping up onto something with both feet. We’ll show you some exercises to make your workouts more interesting and improve your balance and coordination:
Design your own box jump workout
How you plan your box jump workout is totally up to you. It could look like this:
- Variation 1 – Tabata Interval Training: 45 second workout, 15 second break. You can make workout periods longer according to your own fitness and motivation level.
- Variation 2 – Repetition based: Choose 4 or 5 exercises and start with 6 reps per exercise. Repeat the set three times.
- Variation 3 – Integrate individual box jump exercises into your regular workout: Do between 8 and 12 reps.
1. Lateral Hop
2. Lateral Twist Hop
Stand next to the box and turn 90° when you jump. You should land on the box facing forward.
3. Lateral Shuffle
4. Rocket Jumps
Step up on the box with one leg and pull the other knee up with a hop. Repeat.
5. Lateral Step-up to Core Twist
6. Step-up to reverse Lunge