Most of you have either seen this happen or have felt the wrath of missing the jump. It hurts like nothing else and worse than that, can open up the window for nasty infections. There is a buzz out there about wearing shin protection while doing Box Jumps and I have seen a few people sporting hard plastic soccer guards. This is a BAD IDEA. If a jump is missed the plastic guard is going to allow the box to slide along the shin up closer to the Patella tendon before digging in. I don't think I need to tell you all what kind of a set back from training this would create.
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