When feet make contact with the box, drop hands by your side and simultaneously extend at the hip. Before jumpingdown off the box, bend your knees again to brace your legs for impact with the floor. Jump backwards with soft knees to absorb the landing.
What are the dimensions of a Crossfit box jump?
Official dimensions: 50 x 60 x 75 cm (20 “, 24”, 32 “inches) Weight: 20 kg. Thickness of each panel: 2 cm.
How big should a box jump be?
Generally speaking, athletes who have natural qualities in power do better by jumping from lower boxes ( 12-24 inches ), while athletes with natural reactive strength do better from higher boxes (24-48 inches).
How high should a jump box be?
A great starting point for most athletes is around 18 to 30 inches. Of course the box height will vary somewhat depending on individual jumping ability. Younger athletes might need to drop down to 12-18 inches. While someone with a 36”+ vertical might want to go a bit higher than 30″.
Are PLYO boxes worth it?
Plyo jump boxes are extremely versatile and are one of the best tools to build strength while just using your bodyweight. And they’re not just for jumping on either. They can be used for a full range of upper and lower body strengthening exercises, as well as for cardio.
What kind of plywood do you use for a plyometric box?
While you only need one sheet of plywood to make a plyo box, you’ve got to decide what sort of plywood you’re going to use. At the low end of the cost range, you can get by with ¾” thick BC softwood plywood. While that may not give you the best appearance or the smoothest surface, it will give you a good price.
What can I use instead of a PLYO box?
Plyo box substitution: A bench, some stairs, a couch, etc. Do it: Elevated push ups can be done on just about any raised surface—use your couch, a chair, a bench… the list is endless.