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Old 02-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #20
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Come on now Fazc, who's got the attitude now?

Greu- Box squats were made popular by Westside. In fact, it's basically the only type of squatting they do, BUT, you have to remember that all of Westside's training is for geared lifters. When you squat in a multiply or canvas suit the suit takes almost all of the weight at the bottom, so you're essentially sitting down. That's why a geared squat is usually so much slower than a raw squat, because you have to load the suit. Wide stance, low bar, butt back squatting is all about loading the suit to get the most pop possible.

That's why for a geared squatter it doesn't get better than box squats. They can sit back, then explode up just like they have their gear on. But for a raw squatter, it's more about rebound from the bottom. I've learned that box squats just don't train the raw squat like they do for the geared squat. They could still be usefull, I think. High box squats (anything above parallel) are useful for overload, and sometimes it's nice to move heavier weights than you're used to, but the best thing for the raw squats is just to squat.
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