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Box Jumps

from Jodi Scott Trevizo

Directions
This is a basic jump onto a sturdy, elevated surface. If you do not have a box and have access to stairs, you can jump on the first step or even the second step if you want more of a challenge. If you have neither, you can substitute a tuck jump for this exercise. You can also either jump back down onto the floor, or you can step down for a less intense exercise.
Why it works
Jumps really push the muscles to burn calories for that burst of energy, plus, studies show that short bursts of energy build more muscle.
Target Muscles
Equipment