hi all, im new to this forum,
been training (properly) for about a year, more recently with the goal of improving my anaerobic performance (strength, speed and rate of force development (RFD)).
Basically i was wondering peoples opinion on box jumps, i have recently started to incorporate them into my workouts, with improving RFD in mind, my issue however is in my gym the only 'box' i can use is waist height, and so not very challenging. As i cant use a higher box i have been adding weight and doing one legged jumps. Although i am very conscious of the stress this can put on my knees (especially as a year ago i dislocated my patella in mma training leaving me paranoid of ending up in a cast again).
This leads to my question: would you guys recommend me continuing adding weight (uni or bilateral), or simply trying to jump as high as possible and just landing on the low box height (makes both seeing progression and having a goal an issue, plus alters the mechanics of the exercise).
A little extra info about me:
170 lbs (light i know, but will probably act in my favor as it will be less stressful on joints)
thanks in advance for any advice given