Originally Posted by GeezerDude
This is maybe slightly off topic from box squatting and paused squats, but is still the same principle. Has anybody tried squats with a dead start from the rack pins at a depth of parallel or just below? Are there any benefits to doing it this way instead of box or pause squats? I have only known of one guy who did it this way, but am not sure how much better or worse it would have been over the other styles.
Both me and my W/O partner do these on occasion. We dont "get under" the bar. We start like a regular squat, lower the bar to the safety rails, the go a little lower, that takes all the weight off you. Then tighten up and explode up. We both feel it helps with exploding out of the hole.
Its similar to a paused squat, except all the weight is off you for a second. That way you really do start from a dead stop.
I will say though, we do paused squats probably in a ratio of 5-1 over these...
Best Gym Lifts...Dosen't matter....they don't count!
Best Meet Lifts:
Squat = 325
Bench = 209
Dead = 368
Total = 902
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