8 things you need to know about PLYO Boxes

PLYO boxes are a great addition to your home or gym work out. The boxes are designed to increase speed and power in your workout and can be a great supplement to your normal strength training programme.

Working with a PLYO box is also referred to as plyometric activity whereby your muscles rapidly lengthen before immediately shrinking. This action causes an increase in muscle tension, which releases energy stored within the muscle and improves your jumping ability.

Are PLYO boxes easily accessible?

You can purchase durable PLYO boxes which offer stability and maximum safety from the Atreq website. Each box has a dual density impact absorbing foam inner designed to prevent users from injury. The anti-slip surface landing area increases grip while the heavy duty handles make it easier to move the PLYO box around.

What height PLYO Box should I get?

Most beginners are encouraged to start with a 16" box, or some men may wish to start with a 20 inch box. Once you feel comfortable and confident working with PLYO boxes, you can increase the height to 24 inch or 30 inch box as a standard height.

Are PLYO boxes good for weight loss? 

Yes, when used as part of a sensible exercise plan, PLYO boxes can help you to lose weight. Plyometric exercises are highly intense and utilise the entire body activating most muscle groups. Training with a PLYO box increases muscle power and body control, as well as increasing calorie burn and leading to greater fat loss.

Will PLYO boxes increase muscular strength?

Incorporating a PLYO box into your exercise routine helps you to develop the power to suddenly and quickly exert force. The increase of power and speed when using a PLYO box leads to an improved muscular strength in your upper and lower body. Repetitive landing causes your entire leg muscles to contract, helping to improve overall tone and definition.

Should I use a PLYO box every day?

Atreq recommends using the PLYO box 1-2 times per week. If you are a beginner, it is important to ease the PLYO box into your training and we would only recommend well conditioned athletes to use it more than this. You can use the PLYO box to perform high intensity, low volume workouts and you should ideally tie it in with existing weight training.

Which PLYO box should I buy?

Atreq has a selection of four different sized PLYO boxes so you should be able to find the right size to match your height and experience. Look for PLYO boxes offering maximum durability as this will improve your stability and safety when using the box. Boxes should also incorporate an impact absorbing foam inner designed to prevent users from injury.

How many PLYO boxes do I need?

You can work with any amount of PLYO boxes. It is recommended beginners start with a lower height, but as your experience builds you can add more PLYO boxes to your workout. Atreq PLYO boxes are designed to be connected together using hook and loop flaps which enable stacking, to create a variety of height combinations for the ultimate work-out.

Do PLYO boxes cause injury?

The only disadvantage of a PLYO box is the high risk of injury that can occur when training. Like any exercise, it is important that beginners start with light usage and low volume impact exercise then gradually progress as they gain more strength. Repetitive jumping and bounding can cause stress on the joints and should be avoided if you suffer from arthritis or joint issues, unless cleared by your GP.


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