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Position of the Week: Alternating Box Jump

Thursday 21 February 2013

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Spring is on it’s way, and so here at Spindle Towers we’ve roped in the buff Charlie Cohen to whip us into shape and teach us a new position every week. 

Alternating Box Jump
Why choose between cardio and resistance training when you can combine the two? Here’s a move to get the blood pumping AND the leg muscles working.

1. Set yourself up with a (stable!) low box or step.
2. Stand in a ‘lunge’ position with one foot on the edge of the box and the other foot on the floor.
3. Using your front foot to launch yourself and swinging your arms for momentum, jump as high as you can and switch legs, so you land with your opposite foot on the box.
4. Immediately repeat.

Jump for 20 seconds, then rest for 40 seconds. Repeat for 3-5 rounds.

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Illustration: Maria Cristina Boero Baroncelli