Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the box jump exercise. You can also check out some more hamstring exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.
Instructions for Box Jump
To perform a set of box jump:
Stand in front of a box (height selected according to your level) with
your feet hip width apart.
Concentric (Upward) Motion
Start by bending at the hips and knees before explosively
extending your hips and legs to jump up and forward toward the box. The goal is to jump high enough
that the feet will clear the top of the box when the legs are almost completely extended.
Land on the box as softly as possible by absorbing the impact with your
legs. Pause upon landing to ensure that you have control of the motion and are not off
Eccentric (Lowering) Motion
Step down from the box under control. Remember to
breathe normally throughout the entire movement.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed the desired number
of box jump repetitions before resting.
This completes one set of box jump.