Monday, December 27, 2010

Explosive Box Jumps Gives You More Speed And Power

Explosive box jumps is an exercise that will improve your speed and power. You will need enough body strength to do this exercise without injurying yourself. So, build your foundational strength first and then proceed to high speed exercises like the explosive box jump.

Speed strength, or how fast your muscles can produce force, is the key to improving your speed and power. Just getting stronger will not continually improve your speed and power. You must train your muscles to move faster with the correct motions.

Plyometric exercises, like explosive box jumps, help you to increase power. Traditional barbell and dumbbell strength exercises don't allow you to move at the speeds necessary to improve power. Strength training gives you the muscular and nervous system development needed to develop optimal power.

When you do box jumps, the platform needs to high enough to challenge you, but not too high. From an athletic stance, bend your hips and knees and swing your arms back to gather momentum.

Explosively jump onto the box and hold for a second. Step off the box. That's one repetition. Repeat for 6-8 repetitions.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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