Bench Hops / Box Jumps
- Place your hands on the edges of a stable box or bench. Bend at the waist and keep your core tight. Keeping your gaze towards the bench, put a slight bend in your knees.
- Explosively jump, launching your body to the opposite side of the bench. Land on both feet and check your form. Again, make sure your core is braced.
- Repeat the movement, gaining speed as you advance.
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Bench hops / box jumps is a gym work out exercise that targets hamstrings and quadriceps and also involves abs and calves and glutes & hip flexors. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Side / lateral shuffles / hops / skaters, barbell overhead squats and sumo / plié dumbbell squats are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as bench hops / box jumps. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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