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Old 10-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
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How do you fail a box squat w/o spotters?

My usual method if I fail a heavy squat is just to fall down and back and let the pins on the power rack catch the bar.

I feel like this wouldn't be possible when box squatting due to the presence of the box in the path I'd be falling in.

How do people fail heavy box squats when they don't have a guy on either side of them spotting the bar?
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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Re: How do you fail a box squat w/o spotters?

I drop the bar onto the pins.

It is very loud, but it's the easiest and safest way IMO.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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Re: How do you fail a box squat w/o spotters?

I duck forward and let the pins take it. The pins shouldn't be much lower than your bottom point.
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