You’re an athlete. I’m pretty sure you don’t need to learn how to jump… At least I hope so. If you do…
- stand in front of the box, feet shoulder width apart.
- quickly dip down into a quarter squat, with your hips back, your heels on the ground and your hands down and back.
- explode up, straightening your hips, knees and ankles (AKA triple extension) and throwing up your arms to gain even more momentum.
Or, you know, try to jump onto a box in a way that feels right and you’ll probably do these things automatically.[/quote]
Thanks for the tip.
Do you box jump yourself?
Not always. Box jumps followed by squatting is a killer combination in theory, but my lifting shoes are a bit too big for my feet and I’m scared of tripping on the box edge. I think the tallest one I’ve used was 43" - those were actually two boxes stacked atop each other; the gym personnel would always tell me it looked risky and it was.
Make sure the object you’re using is stable and solid, if you can.
Also, don’t jump off, climb off. breaking a fall is very high impact for the joints, so do not do it if you don’t have to.