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The 1 step box jump is very sports specific as many sporting movements are performed using the 1 step jump. As such this is an excellent jumping exercise to include when training for just about any sport.
Also as the landing forces are reduced by virtue of the elevated landing height you can generally perform a higher number of reps. The medicine ball adds a small amount of weight and reduces the ability to use your arms which forces your legs to do more work.
The 1 step box jump with a medicine ball is performed by simply holding the medicine ball in your hands and jumping onto a box. When the box height is no longer challenging jump onto a higher box.
Some good alternatives to 1 Step Box Jumps with a Medicine Ball are:
1 Step Box Jump - The one step box jump is a more spots useful version of the regular standing box jump
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