Beast Life: Box Squats

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What’s better than squats? MOAR FUCKING SQUATS! Box squats are great. They are even better than regular squats in some ways. You may even consider building your leg day around these instead of regular squats.
Box squats put more stress on your major squatting muscles: hips, glutes, and upper hams. This will cause your strength to sky rocket and yes, it will give you explosive gains on your dead lift. Box squats will basically force you to have perfect squat form, with less spinal stress. And the box helps you go lower than parallel, as the box acts as a safety catch for your butt. Now technically, you could use the box to train at or above parallel, but you won’t, because you’re not some sissy lil bitch. If you are, this article isn’t for you. Go see what Planet Fitness has to offer you. Because deeper squats mean more muscle activity. Pretty much everyone who squats over 1000 lbs claims box squats as their secret weapon.
Grab your box and squat rack. Like a normal squat, get under the bar, pinch your shoulders back, flex your back into an arch, but get a slightly wider stance than just outside your shoulders. With the bar on your shoulders, lower yourself, chest up, eyes to the ceiling, until your butt is fully resting on the box. This is key. There’s some gobblygook nerd shit about interrupting the contraction cycle and starting it again, but it’s important that when you lift up, you are starting from zero muscle tension in your legs. Lift up like normal.
And remember that  the important thing is to have fun! Actually, no. The important thing is to remember that your flesh is weak and sinful and must be purged in pain. Beast Life.

Donner Schwanze is a Traditional Christian with Traditional values. He has had a tough life and has worked hard for everything he has. As a Father and a Husband, Donner will do whatever it takes to defend his God, his nation, and his family.


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