The box jump has gained more and more publicity over the last decade.  But many new and veteran exercisers attempt to follow media and others alike….but be caution:

The National Strength and Conditioning Association suggests attempting lower-body plyometrics such as box jumps only after you are able to perform five repetitions of a squat using 60 percent of your own body weight in five seconds or less.

 

Doing plyometrics without adequate strength, balance, speed and correct technique can easily result in injury.

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