The box jump is part of a progression to dynamic resistance exercises such as cleans, snatches, jerks, and thrusters. In the box jump, the athlete starts from a standing position and attempts to jump onto a platform (for example, a box, bench, or other stable surface).
Do not attempt box jumps onto a surface that is unstable or will not support your weight.
The box jump is considered a multi-joint activity in that the ankle, knees, hips, spine, and arms are all part of the movement.
Athletes should start with a low platform and become familiar with the movements before advancing to larger heights.
The athlete starts in a standing position facing the platform.