What is a good beginner level lower body plyometric exercise?

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Performing a Box Jump-Down with Stabilization is a good exercise to include as a plyometric exercise in a beginner level program. This exercise will help focus on proper landing mechanics as well as core activation and balance. Basically, you are going to teach your body how to properly decelerate and stabilize your own body weight. To perform this exercise, stand on top of a box with your feet pointed straight and shoulder-width apart. Draw-in your navel and squeeze your glutes. Next, using your arms, jump and land on the floor as softly as possible. Hold the landing, in a squat position, for roughly four seconds. Step back up onto the box and repeat six to ten times.
A good plyometric exercise to develop power for the lower body is a squat jump with stabilization.  To perform the squat jump with stabilization, stand with feet pointing straight ahead and shoulder-width apart. Next, jump up only as high as can be controlled and land as softly as possible. The emphasis is on the landing with this particular exercise and not the height of the jump. Hold the landing position for two to five seconds and repeat up to eight times.

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