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Greg Szorc 05-30-2013 11:26 AM

Box jumps immediately after squats
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.

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