Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Training > Powerlifting & Strength Training
Mark Forums Read
Register Articles Members List Search Today's Posts

Notices

Powerlifting & Strength Training Topics related to powerlifting and strength training.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
Greu
Member
Brawn
Points: 764, Level: 14 Points: 764, Level: 14 Points: 764, Level: 14
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
Greu's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Scotland
Posts: 91
Training Exp: 1 year
Training Type: Lose Weight
Fav Exercise: Squat
Fav Supp: Beta Alanine
Reputation: 5060
Greu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributor
Default Critique my box squat

I tried doing box squats for the first time ever today.

Here's the video. Please critique my form or anything that you see wrong.

Noticed that this is a hard exercise. My question is: do I need to pause for 1 second at the bottom and not tense anymore or should I stay tensed the whole time?

Thank you!

__________________
Current: 107kg Squat, 82.5kg Bench, 130kg lDeadlift
Goal: 120kg Squat, 90kg Bench, 150kg Dead

If you let yourself influenced negatively by others then you're following the path to failure.
Greu is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
RobMoriRB
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 10,240, Level: 67 Points: 10,240, Level: 67 Points: 10,240, Level: 67
Activity: 60% Activity: 60% Activity: 60%
 
RobMoriRB's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: London, Ontario Canada
Posts: 4,079
Training Exp: 3
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squat
Fav Supp: Mutant Mass
Reputation: 131622
RobMoriRB is a master memberRobMoriRB is a master memberRobMoriRB is a master memberRobMoriRB is a master memberRobMoriRB is a master memberRobMoriRB is a master memberRobMoriRB is a master memberRobMoriRB is a master memberRobMoriRB is a master memberRobMoriRB is a master memberRobMoriRB is a master member
Default

Try to ease on the box, because what your doing by sitting on the box like that compresses the spin
__________________
MEET PR
Squat: 440
Bench: 301
Dead Lift: 501

GYM PR
Squat: 405
Bench: 285
Dead Lift: 475

Block Program:http://www.muscleandbrawn.com/forums...ad.php?t=17576
BLOG:http://theanimalmethod.wordpress.com/
RobMoriRB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 79,802
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2583792
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

You're folding forward quite a bit. This could be coming from an over-focus on sitting back.

Concentrate on staying a bit more upright.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:13 PM   #4
Fazc
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 14,403, Level: 77 Points: 14,403, Level: 77 Points: 14,403, Level: 77
Activity: 36% Activity: 36% Activity: 36%
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: U.K
Posts: 5,554
Training Exp: 12+ years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: Chicken
Reputation: 420568
Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!
Default

Just. Don't. Box. Squat.
Fazc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
Greu
Member
Brawn
Points: 764, Level: 14 Points: 764, Level: 14 Points: 764, Level: 14
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
Greu's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Scotland
Posts: 91
Training Exp: 1 year
Training Type: Lose Weight
Fav Exercise: Squat
Fav Supp: Beta Alanine
Reputation: 5060
Greu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributor
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fazc View Post
Just. Don't. Box. Squat.
Why? What's wrong with it?
__________________
Current: 107kg Squat, 82.5kg Bench, 130kg lDeadlift
Goal: 120kg Squat, 90kg Bench, 150kg Dead

If you let yourself influenced negatively by others then you're following the path to failure.
Greu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:15 PM   #6
Fazc
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 14,403, Level: 77 Points: 14,403, Level: 77 Points: 14,403, Level: 77
Activity: 36% Activity: 36% Activity: 36%
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: U.K
Posts: 5,554
Training Exp: 12+ years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: Chicken
Reputation: 420568
Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!
Default

Explain why you want to.
Fazc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:19 PM   #7
Greu
Member
Brawn
Points: 764, Level: 14 Points: 764, Level: 14 Points: 764, Level: 14
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
Greu's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Scotland
Posts: 91
Training Exp: 1 year
Training Type: Lose Weight
Fav Exercise: Squat
Fav Supp: Beta Alanine
Reputation: 5060
Greu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributor
Default

I don't have a particular reason, but considering that my normal squat isn't perfect I read that many swear by the box squat to improve squat form and explosiveness.
__________________
Current: 107kg Squat, 82.5kg Bench, 130kg lDeadlift
Goal: 120kg Squat, 90kg Bench, 150kg Dead

If you let yourself influenced negatively by others then you're following the path to failure.
Greu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:23 PM   #8
1morerep
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 5,041, Level: 45 Points: 5,041, Level: 45 Points: 5,041, Level: 45
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
1morerep's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,625
Reputation: 52264
1morerep is a lifting beast1morerep is a lifting beast1morerep is a lifting beast1morerep is a lifting beast1morerep is a lifting beast1morerep is a lifting beast1morerep is a lifting beast1morerep is a lifting beast1morerep is a lifting beast1morerep is a lifting beast1morerep is a lifting beast
Default

knees must be over hills (straight line). just go a little more back, stop all the momentum and start from "0". Back must be tight all the time. Ck Louie Simmons Box Squat Videos from the West Side Barbell Crew. They are the best...
__________________
555/400/515 (190)198 WT class (40-44)


540/385/515 (previous meet)



http://www.metalmilitia-va.com/

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go!!!


1MOREREP 2014
1morerep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #9
Fazc
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 14,403, Level: 77 Points: 14,403, Level: 77 Points: 14,403, Level: 77
Activity: 36% Activity: 36% Activity: 36%
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: U.K
Posts: 5,554
Training Exp: 12+ years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: Chicken
Reputation: 420568
Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!Fazc is one with Crom!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greu View Post
I don't have a particular reason, but considering that my normal squat isn't perfect I read that many swear by the box squat to improve squat form and explosiveness.
You get better at the normal squat by doing the normal squat.

We didn't have that thread on your squat form, just so you could go ahead and do box squats now did we?
Fazc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:26 PM   #10
Greu
Member
Brawn
Points: 764, Level: 14 Points: 764, Level: 14 Points: 764, Level: 14
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
Greu's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Scotland
Posts: 91
Training Exp: 1 year
Training Type: Lose Weight
Fav Exercise: Squat
Fav Supp: Beta Alanine
Reputation: 5060
Greu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributorGreu is a consistent contributor
Default

I know, just wanted to try it and see how it feels. Much more harder than the normal squat. While I can do 5+ reps with 80kg, I can only do 2 reps on the box.

Will stay with the normal squat.

Cheers for the help all!
__________________
Current: 107kg Squat, 82.5kg Bench, 130kg lDeadlift
Goal: 120kg Squat, 90kg Bench, 150kg Dead

If you let yourself influenced negatively by others then you're following the path to failure.
Greu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Critique my squat form please Greu Powerlifting & Strength Training 17 02-22-2013 01:44 PM
Critique my squat brahs Fuarrrrrrk Powerlifting & Strength Training 15 02-15-2013 01:30 AM
critique my A/B leefarley Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 2 10-28-2012 11:07 AM
Critique my squat form sleepingdog Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 12 07-06-2011 08:44 PM
critique NTO Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 5 11-03-2010 11:40 AM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.