There are two types of people in this world: those who love box jumps and those who despise them. If you’re in the latter group and box jumps are too harsh your knees — or you’re just afraid of missing the box — we completely understand.
Instead of doing box jumps, we’ve curated a list of moves that will still allow you to strengthen your legs and develop power. This is not a workout, so save your legs the pain and don’t do all the moves at once. Instead, add two to three moves to your full-body or lower-body workouts. If you have knee issues, you may want to skip the tuck jumps and squat jumps.
Check out our favorite box-jump alternatives ahead.