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    alright work out at a commerical gym as good as i can do for a box squat.. Is this low enough? too me it seems like it would be more than below parrallel. My Squat max is 315-330 in that range....


    Im working on buying a power rack. i got enough weights at home and a good quality olympic bar. My goal is to transfer to a university rent out a one car garage and make a mini PL gym in there ! but anyways tell me if thats good enough for box squats for now..

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    Lol, we can't tell you if it's low enough. All you have to do is squat on to it and look to see where your hip joint is in relation to the top of your knee. I would be a little more worried about it falling to a side, supporting the weight, and it looks like the seat area is a little small. You want it big enough so your whole butt can fit on it, you don't want it so small that you might miss it or only sit half on it.

    Just try some with just body weight and make sure it's stable and big enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rckvl7 View Post
    Lol, we can't tell you if it's low enough. All you have to do is squat on to it and look to see where your hip joint is in relation to the top of your knee. I would be a little more worried about it falling to a side, supporting the weight, and it looks like the seat area is a little small. You want it big enough so your whole butt can fit on it, you don't want it so small that you might miss it or only sit half on it.

    Just try some with just body weight and make sure it's stable and big enough.
    i tried it i got 285 x 1 easily off it with no spot... im not a 308 so its not like my butt is that big haha...... but not even a guess if its low enough? i mean that thing has to be 2 feet of the ground at most.
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    Well most people will be below parallel with a 13"-14" box. But really, the best way it to just do a bodyweight squat on to it and see where you are. If you can't tell by holding one hand at the top of the knee and one at the hip joint, then just do it next to a mirror or take a video.
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    sit down on it like you were squatting and take a picture and post it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhyde View Post
    sit down on it like you were squatting and take a picture and post it.
    alright sounds good aim for knees higher then hips corrrect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    alright sounds good aim for knees higher then hips corrrect?
    Yes, you want your hip joint to drop below the top of your knee

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    o **** i get that by alot lol
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    google box squats and dave tate. He has some videos out there. Here is a link to a thread with a couple of them.

    The Box Squat Pt. 1&2 by Dave Tate
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    Box squats could be used as a great tool.

    If you have a client that is having trouble breaking properly, you could have him do box squats. Box squats causes your hips to break before your knees and while you want the break to be simultaneous, breaking at the hips is still better than breaking at the knees first.

    Anyway, are you doing high bar or low bar squats? I prefer high bar; it gives you a deeper range of motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingk0ng View Post
    Box squats could be used as a great tool.

    If you have a client that is having trouble breaking properly, you could have him do box squats. Box squats causes your hips to break before your knees and while you want the break to be simultaneous, breaking at the hips is still better than breaking at the knees first.

    Anyway, are you doing high bar or low bar squats? I prefer high bar; it gives you a deeper range of motion.
    im doing low bar.. just with a regular barbell. In the summer when im outta school and can work more hours i got a power rack im going to buy, along with 2 more 45s that will give me 500 in free weights with a bar and power rack... i also wanna get a saftey squat bar and a box and slowly create a home gym... hopefully i can get s tarted on that this summer.
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    Below, at and above parallel all have their place in squat training. I like to use the cardio steppers since they can be adjusted as far as height depending on how many blocks you use. I posted a pic in your bench height post a while back of what I'm talking about. Just straddle it and sit back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    Below, at and above parallel all have their place in squat training. I like to use the cardio steppers since they can be adjusted as far as height depending on how many blocks you use. I posted a pic in your bench height post a while back of what I'm talking about. Just straddle it and sit back.
    ahhh yea i use that for deadlifts but those damn things dont stack for some reason ?
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    Hitting just parallel is fine for those low bar squats, as it takes significant flexibility to go lower than parallel. But with high bar Olympic squats you need to go significantly lower than parallel to get a better stretch for the hamstrings. The hamstrings are not a concentric mover to a high bar squat and only has an element of stabilization.

    It's like this:
    Low Bar Squat:
    Primary- Glutes
    Secondary- Hamstrings

    High Bar Squat:
    Primary- Glutes
    Secondary- Quads

    I don't think neither is better than the other because both have great benefits.
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