[quote="SpugFab"][quote="veganjosh"]I'm building out a home gym right now, and am also dealing with trying to figure out what to do for jumps...
Maybe don't worry about jumping onto something and think about jumping up to something instead?
You could have one of those vertical leap indicators which mark the highest point your hand reached. Or you get those mats which time how long you are in the air and calculate how high you reached.
After all, jumping onto the box is a lot about the technique and flexibility of bringing your legs up under you to land on the box. When what you are really interested in is the explosive movement before that.
I don't know...there's something about the fear of smacking my shins on the edge of a box if I miss that tends to motivate me into getting an extra few inches of height
Plus, for me, training for cycling, having to go quickly from an explosive push into a crouch to get on the box is probably good.