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2004/01/16 20:22:24 (permalink)

box squat question

I have to admit ive been stuck in my squat ways for a while now doing only front and back. ive decided to try the box option.

i have read and read articles on the westside site etc.

can someone explain how you actually sit back instead of squat down, do you let your hips and arse travel backwards until you touch the box, if thats the case doesnt it force you bend forward making you unstable
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    RE: box squat question 2004/01/16 20:46:59 (permalink)
    Your back does bend over much more in a powerlifting type squat like you mention. Squatting the way westside recommends uses the posterior chain much more. Stresses the hips, glutes, hamstrings, and low back.
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    RE: box squat question 2004/01/17 00:41:23 (permalink)
    Wide stance.
    Bum goes almost straight backwards until just before you are going to fall over, only then do the knees start to bend
    Knees should not travel forward at all and should be forced outward at all time.
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