When Box Jumps Go Bad

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Do you have a fitness fear? I do. And it has to do with box jumps. I remember being pretty nervous to attempt my first ever box jump. It took me several tries to get the confidence to jump. It didn’t seem possible that I could jump 18″ high. And when I did, boom! Made it just fine.

When it comes to workouts.. I lift, do circuits or cardio or something and everything usually goes pretty well.

That was.. up until yesterday.

Here’s my nice before picture:

Workout Wednesday: Box Jumps for BBX Challenge


BBX Challenge Week 5 Day 4

On Monday I started week 5 of Christmas Abbott’s Badass Body Challenge and I’ve been loving it so far. Even after yesterday, I’m still loving it. Most workouts are no longer than 30 minutes total – many are much less – and I’m always drenched in sweat when I’m finished. I was also really sore during the first 3 weeks but not so much anymore.

So on the menu for yesterday was a circuit involving box jumps. The sets were in the format of 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. There were other exercises too but that’s a lot of box jumps (55)! I was excited because I could make use of our DIY plyo boxes.

It’s been a long time since I have done box jumps. All was going really great until I got to the set of 5. I successfully completed 4 box jumps and totally flubbed the last one in the set. My left foot didn’t quite make it up to the top, it hit the edge instead and down I went. Shin gliding not-so-gracefully down the corner of my box. I haven’t felt that much pain in a long, long time.


Box Jumps Plyo Box


I didn’t wanna get too up close and personal because I know injury photos are disgusting but… I took one anyway. It’s much more disgusting in person. It hardly bled. The blood in the picture is about it, which I was so thankful for. I think the leggings I was wearing protected me some or it could’ve been a lot worse.

** Shoutout to the active leggings that Maurices carries. My skin ripped but my pants didn’t! **

Since I only had my 4-3-2-1 sets left I finished the workout (replacing box jumps with dumbbell step-ups). I attempted to do the after burn exercise but that was not happening.

I went upstairs to wash my wound, drown it in Neosporin and wrap it. Then I went back downstairs, laid on the floor to ice and elevate my leg for a good 20 minutes. I had a lot of time to think about how funny my slip probably looked. Within minutes my leg was throbbing. I don’t know if I’ve ever bruised a bone before but what I can tell you is that it hurts. A LOT. It does feel a little better today though. The worst pain was the 1-2 hours right after the fall.

I’m supposed to do a run/sprint workout today but that’s not happening. I think I’ll see how I’m feeling after work and then switch up the workouts if there’s something else I’m able to do.

I still like box jumps.

Completing 44 box jumps before the mishap wasn’t so bad. ;)

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I hope your workouts are going better for you this week!

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My name is Mindi and I'm an office manager and blogger living in Minnesota with my husband and our blended family of four children. Thank you for visiting Lifting Makes Me Happy! I fight depression and anxiety with healthy living and writing. I hope you are encouraged and motivated by the things I share here. I appreciate you stopping by!

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