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Old 02-03-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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Box Jumps?

I was wondering what is the correct form for box jumps? Is the goal simply to get your feet on top of the box and then back down or is a full opening of the hips on the top the correct form. Thanks
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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I was wondering what is the correct form for box jumps? Is the goal simply to get your feet on top of the box and then back down or is a full opening of the hips on the top the correct form. Thanks
Full hip extension (opening) but you don't have to land that way.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:20 PM   #3
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Full hip extension (opening) but you don't have to land that way.
Correct - and the hip extension can be standing on the box or as part of the jump off.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:39 AM   #4
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Correct - and the hip extension can be standing on the box or as part of the jump off.
That's arguable.

Consider the fact that people are putting up such a fuss with Fran times especially that last thruster where the athletes just put it up until they have straight arms.... but don't take it all the way overhead with the humerus in line with the ears.

I would focus on jumping with full hip extension (for posterior chain explosiveness) with arm swing (kind of like doing a vertical leap or broad jump) and then land on top of the box (as low as you want) but then getting all the way up to full hip extension at the top. Jumping off as your hip extension is optional.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:04 AM   #5
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Re: Box Jumps?

When I have looked at video clip where people do box jumps in WODs, they jump up on the box and back down, sometimes even walk back down, then wait a few seconds and do the next jump. I have learned to do box jumps in the opposite way, jump immediately after landing, if I need to rest a second or two I do that on top of the box. All this to make it a plyometric exercise.

What is recommended in CF box jump?
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:08 AM   #6
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When I have looked at video clip where people do box jumps in WODs, they jump up on the box and back down, sometimes even walk back down, then wait a few seconds and do the next jump. I have learned to do box jumps in the opposite way, jump immediately after landing, if I need to rest a second or two I do that on top of the box. All this to make it a plyometric exercise.

What is recommended in CF box jump?
Yeah, I do mine like that too. That makes it easier IMO once you get used to it.

Making it plyometric by taking advantage of the stretch-shorten cycle rebound off the ground right away... great for minimizing ground contact time which should help improve running as well.
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Yeah, I do mine like that too. That makes it easier IMO once you get used to it.

Making it plyometric by taking advantage of the stretch-shorten cycle rebound off the ground right away... great for minimizing ground contact time which should help improve running as well.
Good to hear that others do like that as well. I also experience that it is easier, but it gives you much more.

I have never thought about it being good for running, but it makes sense.

It is amazing with people who jump high. Here is a classic clip where the Swedish High jumper Stefan Holm is training. He is 180 cm tall and is jumping hurdles of that height.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=L28NyIquzIQ (wfs)
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Good luck Brian. Hope everything is going well for you.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:18 PM   #9
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It is amazing with people who jump high. Here is a classic clip where the Swedish High jumper Stefan Holm is training. He is 180 cm tall and is jumping hurdles of that height.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=L28NyIquzIQ (wfs)
That is ridiculous!! What a genetic freak!!!
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:51 AM   #10
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That is ridiculous!! What a genetic freak!!!
he trained for that...
he has trained for the high jump since the age of 3.
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