We sat down a while ago with Adam Cristantello of NOVA Strength and Conditioning here in Rochester, NY and what he had to say really opened up our eyes to how effective box jumps can be in training power in an athlete.
Adam reminded us that when we look at the mechanics of the box jump, it is actually very similar to those same mechanics in olympic lifting movements such as the clean and snatch and even has ties to the bounding movements of the double under. Here's how Adam broke the movements down for us:
Box Jump Basic Mechanics:
- Triple Flexion -
- Triple Extension -
- The Landing on the Top of the Box -
- Jumping off the Box -
- The Catch on the Bottom -
Thanks again to Adam Cristantello of NOVA Strength and Conditioning here in Rochester, NY for spending the afternoon with us to bring some great information on the benefits of box jumps.
So the next time you get ready for box jumps, remember that not only are you increasing your overall work capacity, but you're also training the triple flexion and extension which can translate into better movement for olympic lifting. Keep the landings in that triple flexion state to save your joints.
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