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Will jumping up to a box help my skating jumps?

A box jump-up is an exercise that can help improve skating jumps. It is a plyometric training exercise that can enhance performance and skills by teaching the body how to reduce and produce forces. With proper form and technique, a box jump-up can be a great exercise for a beginner or professional athlete. The box height should begin low, and progressions should only be made when perfect form exists continuously. To execute a box jump-up, stand behind the box, lower the body into a squat position, jump, and land softly on top of the box in a slight squat position. The knees, feet, and head should remain straight ahead. Spinal alignment should be maintained throughout, with the abdominals engaged.

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