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Old 04-25-2005, 09:57 AM   #1
David Wise
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Has anybody done box squats? You know, where you sit back onto a low box, then get up off the box again la westside barbell? Do they appear in the WOD at any time? what d'you think of them?
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:20 AM   #2
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david, i have never seen them in a WOD and i doubt that they will ever be in it. all of the squats done here are bottom to the bottom (as low as you can go). the box will limit the depth that you can get to, not allowing for a full range of motion.
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:29 AM   #3
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I agree with Tanner that B2B is the rule, but few people truly have that ability fully developed, and box squats are a good tool to take out of the toolbox once in a while. I found them helpful for my form, they loosen up my glutes and hams after a few reps with any or no weight - therefore they might be good as part of a warmup before Cindy or some other squatting workout.

Hope this helps.
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:17 AM   #4
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Fair enough I guess.
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Old 04-27-2005, 09:37 AM   #5
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A very useful tool for developing a variety of strengths in the squat. If you get a chance to learn them from a WSB guy, jump at it.

Just remember that you NEED qualified training partners who can keep you from cheating or getting out of the groove. I did them for three years in college and I don't think I ever got one right. It's a deceptively high-skill operation.
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