That’s why Akande always incorporates box jumps into his training. The exercise targets your lower-body fast-twitch muscles and makes you more athletic—improving your performance in the ring, on the court, and in the weight room.
In the video above, Akande demonstrates how to maximize your power and minimize your injury risk during a box jump. Follow his tips to build more power and stability from launch to landing.
When choosing a box, make sure you can comfortably clear it by 6 to 12 inches, recommends Akande. Start low, and gradually increase the height.