It seems as though at least 2x a week, Eddie has us jumping on boxes in his ZONE 360 boot camp workouts. As much as we may hate them, box jumps are an incredible training technique to torch calories, melt fat, improve endurance and help us develop a stronger, leaner physique.
Box jumps are a common exercise in cross training workouts because they offer so many benefits at one time, some of which we listed above. The primary muscles worked in jumping are the quadriceps (front part of your thigh), but box jumping also engages your core muscles as well as your arms as you use them to propel yourself up.
Overall, box jumping increases your strength and develops muscle tone. This exercise is very demanding on the metabolic system making it a great for maximizing fat loss. Athletes have a lot to gain from box jumps. This is a great conditioning tool for any athlete that will improve your vertical jump, speed, explosive power, endurance and coordination.
Box jumping can burn 800 to 1,000 calories an hour (compare that to 200 to 300 calories burned per hour while walking). And since high intensity exercises such as box jumps stimulate changes in mitochondria (where fuel is converted into energy), your body will burn fat before carbohydrates— good news for anyone trying to lose weight.
About ZONE 360 Boot Camp in Monmouth County
ZONE 360 boot camp is a cross training fitness program developed by fitness expert Eddie Albert. Eddie is a CrossFit athlete in Monmouth County NJ with more than 25 years in the fitness business. A former body builder and Mr. New Jersey title holder, Eddie is a sought out fitness coach for one-on-one personal training and his high intensity boot camp program.
ZONE 360 boot camp is based on Eddie’s passion for traditional strength training and modern CrossFit style cross-training. He developed a program that can be scaled for any fitness level and one that would bring his love of both sports together.