Box Jumps September 15, 2014ExercisesSSD Stand upright in front of the box (or other object you intend on jumping onto) with feet directly under the hips and hands by your side. Keep your head and neck in a neutral position by not looking down. Lower yourself into the jumping position by bending the knees and hips. Keep your head up and back straight. With a swing of the arms, explosively jump out of the crouch position. For higher targets, it is important to bring the feet up higher in order to clear the edge. The first rule about landing is that the feet should both be all the way on the box, and the legs should absorb the impact. Sloppy box jumps are loud and seem uncoordinated. Land like a cat – soft, agile and in control. The second rule is that after you land, you stand up causing a complete opening of the knees and hips. Step down from the Box Jump only – no jumping backwards back off the box!