The lateral box jump combines the lateral jump and the box jump into one exercise. This time, instead of jumping laterally over a small object, you will jump laterally up onto a tall box.

lateral box jump

Step 1: Start out just like in the box jump, but this time you will have the box or ledge to your left (instead of directly in front of you.)

lateral box jump

Step 2: Using the same form as you would in a lateral jump, jump up and to the left, landing on top of the box. The idea is to jump just high enough to make it onto the box.

lateral box jump

Step 3: Step down off the box.


I recommend doing a set jumping to your left, then a set jumping to your right. However, you could also alternate by stepping down onto the opposite side after each rep.

Lateral Box Jump video:

See more exercise guides in The Plyometrics Exercise Collection.

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