Just like the name implies, plyo boxes are used in plyometric activities, which first lengthen and then shrink your muscles in order to help improve muscle tension. The goal of plyometric exercises is to increase power, strength, and stability by performing exercises with explosive movement, where muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time. It’s important to note that plyometric exercises should not be done daily or in excess. Your muscle fibers need time to recover and not become strained. And equally important is the need to follow proper form when working with plyo boxes.
A plyo box is a box or platform used to perform these plyometric exercises and is an ideal addition to your workout equipment, particularly if you are short on space. Our selection of plyo boxes at Portland Fitness are the perfect training tool for explosive jumps and speed training. Constructed of heavy-duty steel and reinforced plywood, these plyo boxes feature a scratch-proof finish and nonslip rubber surface and are built to withstand years of use by athletes of all sizes.
Once you incorporate plyo boxes into your workouts, you’ll see noticeable results in your hamstrings, quads, glutes, calves, hip flexors, and core. In fact, the variety of exercises you’re able to perform on a plyo box is limited only by your imagination. Our selection of plyo boxes, and wood and metal jump boxes in Portland includes a sturdy three-in-one version that adjusts to 20”, 24”, or 30”, which allows you to choose how high you want to jump. We also carry a variety of stackable sizes that can easily be stored in tight spaces. Perfect for increasing your vertical jumping ability, increasing cardio endurance, and improving overall leg strength and health, these must-have training tools are sturdy and safe, with a wide base with angled legs made to prevent tipping. However you use them, our plyo boxes at Portland Fitness make a great addition to your workout regimen.