The box jump is the staple of lower body power training.
When done correctly it enhances your ability to convert elastic potential energy into kinetic energy or movement.
Pay particular attention to my 5 cues.
- ECCENTRIC LOADING
- AMORTIZATION PHASE
- BE FAST
- LAND SOFT (heel to toe)
You can progress this exercise by making the box higher.
But keep in mind that you want to land in an almost straight-legged position – the purpose is to increase your vertical jump not your ability to flex your hips in the middle of a box jump.
You can also add in different planes of motion, which
I encourage you to do because golf requires athleticism in all 3 planes. Try landing with a single leg to increase the stability component.
NEVER ADD WEIGHT – don’t hold onto dumbbells or wear a weight vest.
Doing that will only make you slower.
Perform 3-5 sets of 4-6 reps with 3-5 minutes rest between sets.
In good health,