What are you trying to achieve?
Box jumps are an increasingly popular activity in gyms worldwide… They’re fun, empowering and can be done with friends or alone.
Most of all – they’re clearly ‘measurable,’ which means gym-goers often confuse jumping onto a higher box with making larger gains.
But there’s one question for box jumping newcomers need to ask themselves – what are you ultimately trying to achieve with this activity?
Jumping onto a higher box with major knee ‘bend’ is no better than jumping onto a lower box with straighter legs.
So what’s the solution? The goal should be on raising your CENTRE OF GRAVITY as high as possible – NOT on how high the box is.
Try it out for yourself next time you’re box jumping at ANU Sport – and improvement will follow.
This article was brought to you by ANU Sport’s affiliated personal trainer Adrian Faccioni (Fatch Fitness).
Adrian specialises in Core, Speed & Power development and can be contacted directly on 0417 290 854 for a gym consultation.
WHAT: Box Jumping
WHEN: During all facility open hours
WHERE: ANU Sport Gym
NOTE: Different gym apparatus work different muscles, so do your research on which machine best suits your training goals.
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