Box jumps are a great way to train lower body power. Even though there is an extensive number of variations of this exercise it is usually seen early in an exercise program because it can easily be regressed, and teaches good landing mechanics and force absorption. Both of which will keep you healthy while on the field or in the gym.
Unfortunately, many of us are not able to achieve all of the benefits of the box jump because of a lack of proper technique. Often times this is due to three reasons: