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6 Reasons to do Box Jumps Every Day!

Box jumps are one of my favorite exercises of all time, and for good reason: they’re incredibly efficient, easy to scale for different fitness levels, and will get you sweaty and gasping for breath in no time! To do one, you’ll need some type of plyometric box or sturdy raised surface. You’ll jump up onto the box, landing with both feet, then straightening your legs at the top position. Then you’ll jump back down, and then immediately spring back up as quickly as you can. You can also step back down from the box rather than jumping down if you have knee problems or just feel more comfortable doing so. Choosing the height of your box will depend on your current fitness level, but most women will want to start with a 14-inch to 18-inch box, while most men will want to start with a 20-inch to 24-inch box. I typically use a 20-inch box. Start with three or four sets of 10 to 20 box jumps three to four times a week, or just add them to your regular high-intensity impact training (HIIT) workouts. Here are six reasons to love box jumps: To read more click here!