VIDEO: Are High Box Jumps A Good Idea?


If you troll around enough fitness websites or scroll through fitness focused Instagram feeds, changes are that you’ve seen someone attempting some ridiculously high box jumps. And while that’s a very cool looking demonstration of lower body power, it’s not the most practical training method if you’re trying to improve your hops.

Aside from some technique basics (I talked about a few keys in an old video here), there are a variety of methods to train explosiveness in jumping. That’s a topic for another day.

For today, check out the quick video posted above on the pros and cons of tall box jumps… and my older video below on how to get your foot and knee position right when training your more appropriate height box jumps.


Peter Roberts