First Place Economy Plyometric (Plyo) Boxes are made of durable steel - great quality at a great price!
Plyometrics refers to a type of exercise in which muscles exert maximum force for very short periods of time. Sometimes referred to as “jump training,” plyometrics are performed with the goal of increased speed and overall power.
Plyometrics are widely used by various types of athletes as well as martial artists. Many sports such as track and field, basketball and soccer make use of plyometric training to improve overall athletic performance.
This type of training has gained in popularity in recent years and is widely used in Cross Fit and home gyms everywhere.
The box jump
is one of the simplest and most effective plyo exercises that can be performed. This exercise recruits fast-twitch muscle fibers and can help build overall leg strength and power as part of an overall leg training program. In addition, box jumps also work the core and stabilizers making for an intense workout that burns a lot of energy.
To get the most from your plyometric workout and to avoid injury, one needs only a reliable set of boxes to jump on.
The First Place Economy Plyo Boxes are the solution. These plyo boxes feature:
Heavy Duty Steel Construction.
Unlike wood plyo boxes or boxes made from weaker materials, these heavy-duty steel boxes can tolerate the heaviest of loads without breaking or bending. Plyo boxes are constructed with 1.25” 14 gauge tubular steel for maximum strength and durability.
Non-Skid Rubber Landing Surface.
The First Place Economy Plyo Boxes also feature a non-skid rubber landing surface to help maintain grip on box landings and prevent injury. Rubber is a full 1/8” thick for strength and durability.
Lightweight and Mobile.
Despite their steel construction, these plyo boxes are very light weight and are designed to be easily stacked. One can conveniently take their plyometric workout outdoors, to the beach or to any location of their choosing quickly and safely.
The First Place Economy Plyo Boxes are available in multiple sizes depending on training goals, athlete size and fitness levels. The boxes may also be purchases as a set of four to perform progressively difficult plyometric training. Sizes available include:
- 12” height. 14”x14” top with 16”x16” base.
- 18” height. 16”x16” top with 20”x20” base.
- 24” height. 18”x18” top with 22”x22” base.
- 30” height. 20”x20” top with 25”x25” base.
Anti-Tip Design. As you can see, the base of the boxes is wider than the tops. This is because the legs are constructed with a full six degree outward angle in order to provide the boxes with additional stability and prevent tipping and potential injury.
The benefits of plyometric training are well-documented and numerous. This type of training can boost muscle strength and power, enhance central nervous system activity and burn tons of calories and fat.
Plyometric training can be very intense, and can be an excellent way to take one’s fitness to the next level. This type of training can break the monotony of a standard weight training or conditioning workout and may be used for sport-specific performance.