How to Do a Box Jump by Wodstar

Wodstar demonstrates how to do a Box Jump. For our full library of movements, go to

The Box Jump

CrossFit Seminar Staff member Julie Foucher demonstrates the box jump. For more info on CrossFit's Trainer Courses: CrossFit® - Forging Elite Fitness® ( The CrossFit Games® - The Sport of Fitness™ The Fittest On Earth™

CrossFit Journal - Perfecting the Box Jump

By Kelly Starrett and Carl Paoli Box jumps are mainly about jumping onto a box. Simple, right? But like any CrossFit movement, you can always add a good dose of virtuosity for increased speed, efficiency and grace. Kelly Starrett and Carl Paoli explain exactly how to set up for efficient box jumps, and they say it all starts with foot position and body position. As all supple leopards know, great body position takes work, so Starrett offers up some mobility drills to get you ready to bounce. The experts also explain how the standard of landing on top of the box and opening the hips usually results in good positioning, while the landing on the ground is sometimes less than graceful. Often the knees go into bad positions on the ground landing, which creates what Starrett calls a "torque dump." To prevent this, Paoli recommends keeping the feet quite close together during ground contact. By preparing your joints and tissues properly and then using solid positioning during reps, your box-jump efficiency will improve instantly.

CrossFit - Efficiency Tips: Box Jumps with Matt Chan

Box Jump Variations

Originally uploaded September 8, 2011. CrossFit Exercise Demos: Box jump variations.