Plyo boxes are used in plyometric activities which are designed to increasing speed and power. It allows you to use your body weight to do exercises such as box jumps, squats, step-ups, push-ups and so on. Plyo box is considered one of the most versatile tools for bodyweight exercises that aim to improve your overall fitness level.
Gym Plus offers two types of plyometric jump boxes. One is a set of 4 square Plyo boxes and each box can also be purchased separately. The other one is a set of 3 octagonal plyometric jump boxes. Each box can be used separately or stack for different height needs.
The Gym Plus plyo boxes feature firm and durable high-density EPE interior foam. It will protect you from injury whilst remaining firm enough for all exercises. The surface is made of non-absorbent PU leather. The moisture-resistant technology makes the mat to be easily wiped and clean, and the large fastening straps ensure the boxes not slip when they are stacked.
If you are looking at improving your functional fitness level, plyo box will be a smart choice because you can get a full-body workout with this one piece of equipment.
What are the benefits of doing plyometric training?
Plyometric training has quite a few benefits include increasing your speed and power, helps to condition your body, improve endurance and burn calories. With a pylo box, you can do exercises from jumping squats to jumping push-ups, and adding some plyometric exercises to your daily fitness routine is a good way to start. These exercises push your muscles to the limit, and they especially work on quads, glutes, hamstrings, calves, core, and hip flexors.
If your plan is to do exercises at home, the benefits of plyometric boxes are that they are portable, easy to set up, and do not take much space. Different sizes of polo boxes can be stacked when it comes to storage. And when you need to set up the boxes, the velcro straps are designed to make sure the boxes stay in place so as to avoid injury.
How to do box jumps
Box jumps are the key exercise that you should perform with a polo box. While there are so many different types of jump box exercises, you could start with basic ones such as step-up, glue bridge, incline push-ups, tricep dips, toe taps, step-up step-down. And then when you feel more comfortable you could gradually increase the difficulty and try exercises like box jumps, box squat to jump, single-leg glute bridge, elevated single leg squat and decline dynamic plank, a single leg box jump, and so on.
If you are new to box jumps, it’s better to do some stretches, warm up your body and prepare yourself for the exercise. Always remember to choose a pylo box with a suitable height to start with. Boxes too low won’t help you achieve your goal, but boxes too high might cause injury. To protect your knees and to avoid injury, you should also use a soft landing on the whole foot and with your knees slightly bent.
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