Plyoboxes are rectangular wooden boxes, which are mostly used in plyometric training, i.e. jump training. They can now be found in almost every gym.
Plyometric training massively trains your jumping power, speed and endurance.
It is a reactive bounce training with dynamic movements in all directions: forward, backward, sideways and of course upwards.
As an important part of explosive strength training, it is particularly aimed at explosive strength. That is, the strength that a basketball player, for example, needs to make a dunk from a full sprint.
A workout with plyoboxes can therefore massively improve your sprinting and jumping power and is also ideally suited as part of your HIIT training.
For whom is a training with plyoboxes suitable?
With this kind of training it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a professional athlete. The training is beneficial for everyone. But especially competitive athletes who practice ball sports or track and field athletes who have to perform their movements continuously explosively, fast and with power can benefit.
What are the benefits of a workout with the Plyobox?
A workout with the Plyobox not only improves dynamic jump training and sprinting ability, but also your strength and endurance. Of course, it also burns a lot of calories that can help you lose weight.
Important: If you have problems with your feet or knee joints - have a check up with your doctor before you start training.
What is the main focus of plyometric training?
The training is mainly designed to train the lower muscle groups, for example legs&po. However, because plyometric training can vary a lot, it also trains the arms, shoulders and back muscles. Generally speaking, this type of training, with its many different variations, is a whole body workout.
A good side effect of training with plyoboxes is that you also train your tendons and ligaments, which makes you less prone to injuries in the long run.
Which workload is sufficient?
Plyometric training 2-3 times a week is optimal. Of course, this also depends on your training goals and how often you train in general per week. But you should not overdo it and keep in mind that your body needs at least 24 hours, if not 2-3 days off after such a training session to recover.
Soft - and standard plyo boxes
For those who do not like the training with a conventional wooden plyobox, there are so-called soft plyoboxes. The difference between the two boxes is that the former is much more robust and resistant than the softer and more gentle Soft Plyobox made of compressed foam.
Due to its structure, the softer version is naturally more gentle on the joints and therefore also presents a lower risk of injury.
In contrast to plyoboxes made of wood, the foam boxes are also somewhat easier to maintain, as they can only be cleaned by simply wiping them clean.
The yielding material of the Soft Plyobox will additionally increase the intensity of your training because you sink in slightly with every jump and have to use more force to "push" yourself away from the box.
Exercises for the plyometric training
Attention! Before training you should warm up very well to avoid injuries during the training!
Here is a video for you, which shows you the best 25 exercises for training with the plyobox: