Seated Box Jump

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Seated Box Jump

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on squat box facing elevated platform. Position lower legs vertical or ankles slightly forward of knees. Place arms down to sides.

Execution

Swing arms forward. On arm's back swing, begin to lean torso forward. Swing arms forward again, shift body weight onto feet, and jump off ground onto elevated platform. Land feet on top of elevated platform.

Comments

Ideally, knees could be behind ankles (further back than what is shown) when initially seated. In this position, greater stretch reflex can be created through hips (via hamstrings) once torso rocks forward, just before jump. However, other hip extensors can engage in stretch-shortening cycle in lieu of hamstrings' optimized involvement.
 
A plyo-platform, bench, stool, or chair can be used. Increase height of elevated platform as ability improves. Plyometric boxes or stacked mats may be used as elevated platform. Also see similar Box Squat Jump.

Classification

 Utility: Plyometric
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

Force (Articulation)

Dynamic

Static

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