Best Plyometric Boxes
Rep 3 in 1 Wood Plyometric Box
The rep 3 in 1 Plyometric box comes in four sizes: 20” x 24” x 30”, 24” x 20” x 16”, 20” x 18” x 16” and 16” x 14” x 12”
The box itself has a smooth precision finish, courtesy of CNC machining, but it doesn’t come ready assembled, some assembly is required. However, the box comes with pre-drilled holes which make this assembly extremely quick. The 3 in 1 box comes with internal bracing which allows the user to have different jumping heights such as: 20”, 24” and 30”.
Once assembled, the box is very easy to use. Just push the box over onto one of its various sides to choose the jumping height you want. This is easy to do as the box only weights around 50lbs. The box itself is extremely sturdy and can support up to 400 lbs so using it for box jumps is a simple affair with minimum fuss.
J/fit Jump Boxes
Described as being indestructible, you can find these jump boxes in gyms all around the world. These boxes come in sets of four and are stackable with a rubber, non-slip jump surface and heavy duty steel construction for durability. The corners of the boxes come with their own grips for a stable connection to the floor during use.
The four boxes come in sizes: 12”, 18”, 24” and 30”. These varying sizes make this particular set ideal for beginners and advanced plyometric practitioners. Although these boxes are described as being for plyometric work, they can also be used for other exercises such as box squats and they are certainly sturdy enough to handle large amounts of weight.
Bound 3 in 1 Wood Plyo Box
Similar in style to the Rep 3 in 1 box, the Bound 3 in 1 also comes made from plywood with a 3/4” thick body. The box is described as being built ‘like a tank’ and as ‘ideal for crossfit.’ The box comes in sizes various sizes ranging from 12 – 30”. Pre-drilled holes adorn the box and are there to aid in a quicker and more efficient assembly.
Like the previous boxes in this list, the Bound 3 in 1 has had it’s edges sanded down to prevent injury in the event of a missed jump, whilst the unique interlocking joints ensure that the box won’t implode under heavy weight. These small assurances are important when a missed jump or excess weight could result in injury. The box is said to handle up to 400 lbs so there won’t be many who will fall outside of this threshold.
Fuel Performance Adjustable Box
Doing away with the plywood style of box, the Fuel performance box comes in a black and blue heavy duty steel. More convenient than the wooden varieties, the Fuel Performance box includes a spring adjustment button(hence the term ‘adjustable box). This spring button allows the user to change the height of the box with a simple push of the button and a raising and lowering of the non-slip platform.
The landing platform comes in a sufficient 16” x 16” and as with the other boxes, features a non-slip material for injury prevention. The feet are non-marking too so this box can be used on various types of floors. The best part of this box is it’s convenience and indirectly, it’s space saving due to only being one adjustable platform.
Sunny Health Foam Fitness Box
A unique box on this list, this foam box does more than the others when it comes to injury prevention. The box is made of an ultra dense foam for comfort and flexibility and prevents shin scraping and injuries when missing a jump.
The box can be adjusted to three different heights: 20, 24 and 28” to cater to various user levels. Like the previous box, the Sunny Health foam box takes up less space than a more traditional plywood set due to it being one stand-alone product. To adjust the height of the box the user simply turns the box over onto it’s various sides to manipulate the height. The box is stable from any of these orientations. The landing platform is also resistant to moisture to prevent any condensation forming and increasing the likelihood of slipping.
Plyometric exercises are a great way to improve strength, explosiveness and strengthen the entire body. They have becoming increasingly popular in recent years in tandem with the popularity of crossfit style workouts. However, if explosiveness and lower body strength is something you feel that is lacking from your jiu jitsu game then a good, stable Plyometric box is a strong option, especially for those of us working out from home with limited space.