If you're new to box jumps, start off nice and easy, practicing stepping onto the box at first and then moving up to jumping. At the beginning, choose a low box that's under 12 inches high. You could even stack a few plates and jump on those as you progress. As you become more comfortable, you can build up to an 18-inch box, a 20-inch box, and maybe even a 24-inch box, depending on your jumping abilities and how tall you are.
Step 1: Stand with your feet slightly wider than hips-width distance apart in front of a sturdy box.
Step 2: Bend your knees and swing your arms back.
Step 3: Jump onto the top of the box with both feet at the same time, swinging the arms forward to give you a little momentum.
Step 4: Once you land, stand up until your legs are straight and drive your hips forward.
Step 5: Step one foot at a time back to the floor or jump down softly with both feet.
Step 6: This counts as one rep.
Step 7: Complete three sets of 10 to 20 box jumps.
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