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Old 02-23-2009, 07:43 AM   #11
Adam Gagliardi
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vid from last week
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM2MWLcMa_g
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:33 PM   #12
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Nice work.

I decided to record my session today.

I'm feeling great on the log. sloooow on the box squats - should I be pausing more? it's kind of a touch and go right now.

http://www.vimeo.com/3357200
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:17 AM   #13
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cool stuff---Jacob

re the box squats, that is more like a depth finder, which isnt a bad thing if your playing with different stances, than the way WS does them. to the best of my knowledge, you are to pause on the box, sit on it, and relax everything except your arch, then explode up, pushing the knees out, spreading the floor with the feet. If i remember ill try and find the quotes/ articles. regardless good training
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:19 AM   #14
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Thanks Adam

I was pausing more, but I was told I was staying on the box too long. This video probably isn't the best representation, as I felt incredibly slow on this particular day.

I'll post some next week from my next box squat session.

Looks like a great place to train you have there. You're up in Maryland, right? My gym is currently catering specifically to CF, but we're looking at a bigger box, and I'm hoping to bring in a good deal more equipment eventually (racks, bands, chains, SM stuff, etc..). I bet those strict overheads with chains would fit nicely into my programming before too long.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:35 AM   #15
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the gym is in rockville, MD...awesome place.
here's a quote from a LS article:
"First, there is only one way to box squat. `!Pure Power`!
had an article on ways to box squat, but there is only one proven
way: the Westside way. Here's how. First, push the glutes rearwardas far as possible. With a tight back arch to descend to the box.
Push your neck into your traps. Push your knees apart to maximally
activate the hips. When sitting on the box, the shins should be
straight up and down or even past perpendicular. This places all the work on the
hamstrings, glutes, hips, and low back. These are the precise muscle
groups that do a very large percent of the squat. After sitting
completely on the box, some glute and hip muscles are relaxed somewhat. Then
forcefully flex the abs, hips, and glutes and jump off the box.

To ascend correctly, push the traps into the bar first. This
will flex the back muscles, then the hips and glutes, and finally the
legs. If you push with the legs first, you will be in a good morning
position because the glutes will raise first, causing you to bend over.
Remember that where the head goes, the body will follow. Note: Always
push the feet out to the sides, not directly down."
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