Increase Your Vertical Jump Height with a Plyo Box
We are all involved in plyometric movements every day. Some of them are at a low intensity and some are at a higher intensity. Just watch a child that is hoping, skipping and jumping around in the backyard. Those movements mimic what plyometric training is all about.
Whether you’re a “weekend warrior” just trying to improve your game or you’re a world-class athlete looking for an edge, a 3-in-1 Plyo Box will significantly boost the effectiveness of your workout. Plyometric box training is a great method of increasing athletic performance, but there are many misconceptions.
What is Plyometric Training?
Plyometric training is a phrase that is thrown around frequently without adequate explanation. A plyometric activity is characterized by the involvement of rapid lengthening of a muscle (eccentric phase) and is immediately followed by a rapid shortening of that muscle (concentric phase).
An example of these two phases combined is plyo box jumping in a quick manner. The time between jumping up and then jumping down should be ¼ second or less. A long delay between the two reduces the benefit at an exponential rate.
Advantages of a 3-in-1 Plyo Box
The 3-in-1 Plyo Box has several benefits. The obvious one is versatility, as you are purchasing 3 plyo boxes in one item. The standard configuration is a 20”-24”-30”, or you can choose the smaller version, which comes in a 12”-16”-18”. Simply rotate the box to the height that you need. It’s that simple.
Secondly, all 3-in-1 Plyo Boxes are constructed from either ¾” cabinet grade plywood or a very dense and firm foam. By design, both models remove the potential for shin scraping and ankle twisting that you might encounter with other styles of plyo boxes. This will provide peace of mind and remove hesitancy when training at your limit.
In addition, the foam plyo boxes engage additional stabilization muscles. And the landing is softer with less impact.
IRON COMPANY® has a large number of different plyo boxes available, including several featuring the 3-in-1 design. With a vast and comprehensive selection, you can be sure that IRON COMPANY can search out the very best solution for your application.
So where does the education come in? When teaming with IRON COMPANY, you’re dealing with people who are fitness enthusiasts. Our goal is to provide information that will empower your training and deliver peace of mind in the selection and purchase of a 3-in-1 Plyo Box.
Does Plyo Box training by itself build explosive power? Only when done correctly (protocol) and in conjunction with conventional weight training. This results in measurable improvement that can be directly linked to better performance. What about duration and reps? Ask IRON COMPANY what works best.
What if you’re just considering a 3-in-1 Plyo Box for general conditioning? For general fitness, jumping onto the box and then stepping down is recommend over jumping down, as this reduces joint stress and risk of injury.
Education is the bonus that IRON COMPANY provides at no expense to our clients. Success is more than just buying a plyo box. Knowing how to use it properly is essential.
So look no further than IRON COMPANY for the proper tool, the 3-in-1 Plyo Box, plus the correct education for a winning combination.
About the Author
John Sisk is a former US Marine and is passionate about helping others achieve success in the arena of fitness. As a fitness industry veteran of over 40-years, John has the experience, product knowledge, and perspective that are second to none. John was founder and president of Legend Fitness for 29 years before teaming up with IRON COMPANY in 2006. With over 147 manufacturing partners, John has the right tools, experience, and expertise to ensure you get the best products for your fitness application, whether it is for military, commercial, or personal use. This is more than a job; it is a lifetime commitment to helping people. When not at IRON COMPANY, John can be found leading a Bible Study in the inner city or hiking the Appalachian Trail. Contact John here.