View Full Version : Box jumps immediately after squats

Greg Szorc
05-30-2013, 11:26 AM
Back squat - 75% x 3 x 5; follow each set immediately with 3 box jumps

I noticed this done in a polish video of weightlifting training as well.

Why would someone do that?


Greg S.

Greg Everett
05-31-2013, 03:29 PM
I use it as a way to get the body recruiting more/higher-threshold motor units. You fatigue the legs with the squats, then force them to be explosive. I also find it helps lifters keep their speed up when doing heavy squats where the lift speed is often unavoidably slow.