Pre Season Workout with Jen Hudak: Lateral Box Jumps
Lateral Box Jumps
Photo: Sally Francklyn
This exercise develops explosive power with an element of dynamic balance and body control. The lateral movement requires hip and core strength combined with a traditional jumping motion, where the athlete must maintain body control and equal balance of the feet.
To start: Find a low box or step. The key to this exercise is speed, so make sure the height is low enough that you can handle really quick repetitions.