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    Tribal Jumps?

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    Anybody know about these, do them, or otherwise know about them? I regularly get the urge to just jump up and down like a piston, and it's good leg work - or is it?


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    Knife, have you done box jumps? I do those 3 times a week. Hate them, but I do them and when I got into those and prowler push and pulls is when I got really strong and lean.

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    I've seen box jumps, but haven't tried them. Seems similar. But the straight, pogo-like hopping is awesome! Have you tried it? Just jumping up and down? It's awesome! You try jumping and I'll try box jumps today, K?


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    Lol..okay but it does not sound fun. Headed for the gym in ten minutes.

    ETA: Okay just googled and watched a you tube. It looks totally fun. So you mean up and down just like a pogo stick with your toes up straight legged right?

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    I recommend not letting heels touch down, just spring off the front of the foot. I don't know if it's because it's almost like sprinting or what, but I get a real rush out of it.

    How high of a box/ledge should I use, and how many reps/sets?


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    Yes the guy said spring off the balls of your feet and back down, but toes up as you are going up.

    I warm up on a two foot box and go up to 3 foot, but I have a very weak right leg because of a bad tib/fib fracture 2 years ago. Rod and pins still in. You could do higher boxes I am sure. I do 15-18 reps with a push/pull of the prowler down the corridor inbetween 3 sets with sledgehammer on a 600 lb tire thrown in for good measure. Love it. Gonna do pogo instead of box today though.

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    I do 15-18 reps with a push/pull of the prowler down the corridor inbetween 3 sets with sledgehammer on a 600 lb tire thrown in for good measure.
    I don't know what any of this means, whether it's literal or figurative, but I'm sure I can find a ledge to jump onto.


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    Oh yeah...you will have fun finding ledges. You'll get all excited and find higher and higher ledges. It is all just a sequence that I do at the gym when I am not lifting stuff. The prowler is a heavy iron sled that football players train with. I'm sure theirs is much bigger and heavier.

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    Okay back from pogo jumps. I really like it. Very different from box jumps which take a certain posture and take off like a squat. I like pogo because it is like a sprint. Only better.

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