- The box jump targets all the muscles of the legs and also helps in weight loss
- Your core is also stronger when box jumping
- Anushka Sharma jumps the box to play the role of a bowler in Chakda Express
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is all set to play a fast bowler in the upcoming Netflix movie Chakda Express. It is a biopic inspired by the life of Indian record-breaking pacer Jhulan Goswami. Anushka is currently preparing to shoot for the film and before facing the camera, she is preparing to look like a fast bowler and achieve an athletic build. Since Anushka will be bowling in the movie, she has been seen doing box jumps in her latest video on Instagram.
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For a box jump, you’ll need a box or something to jump to a height of 12 to 36 inches. With the right technique, you have to jump in the box, get down and repeat the cycle. Here’s how to do a box jump.
– From standing, sit down to jump on the box with both feet.
– Raise your arms as you jump to gain speed.
– Jump up and down the back of the box, with gently bent knees.
– Set 2 to 3 of 8 to 12 repetitions.
Anushka is doing box jumps because it will help her create strength in her legs to jump, which will come in handy when bowling like a swing. This exercise is performed by athletes and sprinters who focus on fast, explosive movements and rely on the strength of their feet to make it happen.
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The box jump targets the four main muscle groups of the legquad, glutes, hamstrings and calves. So, this is the ideal workout for the feet. In addition, the box jump helps to reduce weight. You burn 800 to 1,000 calories per hour. You strengthen your core by using your own body weight. Box jumps increase endurance and improve your cardiovascular health. If you want more challenges, use ankle or wrist weights, sand bags or free weights.
Now that you know the benefits of box jumping, incorporate this exercise into your next leg day.