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Monday, December 23, 2013

CrossFit Games Standard Box Jumps are Effective

The most effective and efficient way of doing box jumps, is to start and finish each rep on top of the box. If you need to rest, take it while standing on top of the box, and not on the ground. The reason for this is simple. Jumping down and back up to the box in one swift movement utilizes the stretch cycle period, making it easier and more efficient to perform a rep. If you land on the ground, you have to re-generate power to get back on top of the box by bending you hips and pushing off the ground. Essentially, you are wasting more energy, the more time you rest on the ground.

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