- “You’re not jumping that high, you are just flexing at the hip”
o Terrible argument
o Being able to succeed at jumping onto a high box is still athletic, its accomplishing a task
o Someone who can jump onto a high box even if they bring their knees up can still probably jump higher than the person who doesn’t.
- Drives greater intent than lower box jumps even when the goal is to land with straight legs
o I would be willing to guess we produce greater impulses and outputs with high box jumps than low box jumps even when both box heights are maxed out.
- Get high intensity jumping reps without the landing impact (Can also do depth drops with them at a higher height that you get without a box.)
- They are fun, more exciting à greater adherence à Greater improvement
See this short video on the topic!