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Forum: Exercises 11-16-2008, 04:33 AM
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Posted By Brian Degenaro
Re: What's a good max box jump?

For real life "functional" movement, the box jump is not important. When you're chasing someone, the time it takes to leap, to land on 2 feet, and to recover takes too long simply because you have to...
Forum: Exercises 11-11-2008, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Brian Degenaro
Re: What's a good max box jump?

Also, in parkour, you're going to be using your hands to help hurdle objects, which reduces the need to be able to jump onto something.
Forum: Exercises 11-07-2008, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Brian Degenaro
Re: What's a good max box jump?

I like to do multiple response box jumps for power/speed/plyos rather than just box jumps. The problem I have with max height box jumps is that you can't quite do it for multiple reps [fast]. It...
Forum: Exercises 11-07-2008, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Brian Degenaro
Re: What's a good max box jump?

Box jumping for height is more of a gimmick, a party trick. You only really do it to have a contest with friends. It does require some coordination and timing but no significant athletic ability.
Forum: Exercises 11-07-2008, 08:06 AM
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Posted By Brian Degenaro
Re: What's a good max box jump?

I'd think vertical jump would be a better standard and safer. Or even better a standing box jump landing straight-legged or near straight-legged. That's a better indicator of actual jumping ability....
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