We are a high school of approximately 500 students with close to 50% of our student body receiving free or reduced lunch.
Our track and field team prides themselves on being competitive and we want to stay competitive.
To do that, our student-athletes need to continually work on strength and conditioning. Our school community has a lot of team spirit and our coaches work very hard with our students.
Help me give the track and field team 30" and 36" Body Solid Plyo boxes.
The low strain of landing on the box enables more repetitions and exposure to coaching. With enough reps and time, coaches can help shape the synchronization of the legs and arms better in box jumps. While box jumps are remedial, the benefit is that athletes learn by doing. Box jumps are very useful tools when applied.
Box jumps force you to jump high enough that you're forced to use every single muscle in your legs (as well as your arms) to propel you up.
They'll make your legs strong. Jumping increases your strength and muscle tone, and builds both upper body and lower body strength.
Box jumps are a great way to train. Jump training (also know as plyometrics) are a part of every strength and conditioning coach's toolbox.
In strength and conditioning, we have vertical plyometrics and horizontal plyometrics. Horizontal plyometrics are important for sprinting and kicking. Vertical plyometrics involve jumping (or throwing) straight up into the air. Both types of plyometric are important for track and field. Box Jumps are a great next step after students have gotten great at Vertical Jumps and the Standing Long Jump.
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