Lateral Box Jump

Lateral Box Jump


This exercise involves jumping laterally onto a box or platform from a standing position. It helps to improve explosive power, agility, and coordination.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Lateral Box Jump Instructions

  1. Start by standing next to a box or platform that is about knee height.
  2. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent.
  3. Jump laterally onto the box with both feet, landing softly on the balls of your feet.
  4. As soon as you land, jump back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions or time.
  6. Make sure to keep your core engaged and your knees slightly bent throughout the exercise.
  7. As you become more comfortable with the movement, you can increase the height of the box or platform.

Lateral Box Jump Form & Visual

Lateral Box Jump

Lateral Box Jump Benefits

  • Improves explosive power and speed
  • Increases cardiovascular endurance
  • Strengthens lower body muscles, including glutes, quads, and calves
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals

Lateral Box Jump Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calf muscles
  • Abdominals (core stability)

Lateral Box Jump Variations & Alternatives

  • Single-leg Lateral Box Jump
  • Weighted Lateral Box Jump
  • Depth Lateral Box Jump
  • Lateral Box Shuffle
  • Lateral Box Jump with Medicine Ball