Lateral Box Jumps are a great preseason exercise that Heather McPhie uses to work on her explosion in the moguls. Try this exercise at home to bash bumps better next time you're on the mountain. This exercise involves quick and explosive jumps while also adding the challenge of a change in direction. The goal is to maintain excellent body control while quickly jumping from side to side and up and down on the box. 

Heather Pre Season

Focus on jumping up to the box and then jumping down and landing on the far side.


Heather Pre Season

In a swift but controlled motion, repeat the same steps as above but back in the opposite direction.


Heather Pre Season

Concentrate on being as fast as you can on the ground and getting in as many reps as you can in 30 seconds.


Start with three sets at 30 seconds apiece for this exercise.

 

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 Band Walks with Grete Elliassen


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Back Extensions & DB Row with Grete Elliassen

 

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Weighted Box Squats with Heather McPhie


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 Overhead Medicine Ball Throws with Heather McPhie


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