11.13.2013

beware box jumps ahead

I have a workout for you today. It's challenging, but in a good way. It also involves box jumps, which means you should be careful and don't do what I did on Monday night. 



Sadly this is not the first time my shins have taken a beating from box jumps. Now I will have matching scars on both shins. Nice life, Brooke.

Anyway, don't let me being a dummy scare you away from this workout and box jumps in general. Just make sure you focus on each jump, especially when you start to get tired. And contrary to what you think is helpful, don't look right at the box.


















//Here is what I want your push-press to look like. No need to get a crazy amount of weight on the bar. You can use just the bar which is 45lbs or often time gyms have smaller bars that weight less than 45lbs. You can also use dumbbells in place of a bar.

//Here are some tips for successful box jumps. Brooke take note.

//Here are tips on one of my favorite movements the kettlebell swing

Cheers to getting sweaty and not hurting yourself on box jumps! 

<3 BB

18 comments

Melissa Suggitt said...

i always see your workouts and say i'm going to do them. but then i don't. i'm the worst.

Kait said...

big fan of box jumps, i owned those things in college and received similar injuries to yours many-a-times. now i just need a box...

scars are just proof that you're living hard enough

9toFit said...

Wish I could say I've never fallen on box jumps before lol but I can't

-Elise @ 9toFit.com

Kalyn V said...

Ugh box jumps are the devil!

JumpingJE said...

Get it, girl!!! Love some push press!

Brad Snook said...

As always, respect the box jump.

Morgan said...

I did the same thing to my left leg when I did box jumps years ago for dance. Haven't done them since!!

Alexa said...

Now I'm afraid of them! Haha.

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i LUUUURRRVE box jumps! but because of my IT band/knee, i can't :(

actually today i found out it's my IT band (inflamed) and not my knee. so at least we've figured out what is causing the pain!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Melissa said...

Box jumps. They are the bane of my existence and the reason A) I can't wear a short wedding dress B) have to have surgery and C) have actual DENTS in my shin.

In other news, you're a badass.

Helene in Between said...

i'm straight up afraid of box jumps.

Christina S said...


I just came across your blog! I am now following!
I am looking forward to keeping up!

xo
Christina
www.ChristinaWhoblog.com

Lauren said...

Do you like, buy a box at the store? What does one jump on when not a crossfitter?

Kasey Lynne said...

that first picture made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

Shaylynn... a girl, a story, a blog said...

I will not be doing this, but thank you.

Jess said...

love them, the pain is a necessary evil I guess. it happens.

kailyn marie said...

nice shin brooke. <3

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

see, this is why I don't work out. Clearly you almost died. How selfish of you... did you not think of me at all when you decided to go all Evil Kanevil?! I mean, what would I do if your blog wasn't in my feed? WHAT WOULD I DO?!