Jump exercises are probably the most overlooked exercise by athletes. Plyometric boxes provide a great jump exercise that gives you improved cardio endurance, balance and leg strength. Plyometrics are a series of movements that increase speed, agility, and jumping, that enhance the performance of anyone! Plyometric boxes come in a variety of sizes to accommodate the goals and abilities of the athlete. For this product review we take a look at the different types of Plyoboxes on the market:
Wooden Plyometric Boxes
Wooden Plyoboxes are the least expensive and relatively easy to make. So easy to make, you can probably do it yourself at home. Making homemade plyometric boxes is a pretty simple project that anyone can do to reap the benefits of jumping and increasing their vertical.
The problem with the wooden plyoboxes are that they are the least durable and most dangerous. Wear and tear from usage can lead to splintered edges and craftsmanship also plays a role in terms of the box holding up excessive force and weight.
Stackable Metal Plyoboxes
Stackable Plyoboxes are the most common type of Plyoboxes in commercial use. They're easy to store, fairly durable and usually come in sets of 4-5 different sizes. The sizes usually start at 12" and increase in sequences of 6" per unit (18", 24", 30", 36", 42", etc.). Each box is constructed of 1” square steel tubing for the frame and the top platform is steel reinforced 1/4” aluminum covered with a rubber surface.
Heavy Duty Plyo Boxes
The heavy duty plyoboxes are the most durable available. Constructed from 11 gauge 2"x 2" steel frame with rubber boots to provide stability and protection on platform centers. The platform consists of a 3/4" wood top with 3/4" rubber. Top is fully framed for support. The sizes start at 12" and increase in sequences of 6" per unit (18", 24", 30", 36", 42", etc.)
More information on the ployoboxes and where to purchase this item can be found here.