I’ve just got my copy of starting strength and have been reading a lot about perfecting my squat technique. For the last few months I have been box squatting and I really enjoy it.
I do it just as Dave Tate suggests, with my feet wide and my shins perpendicular to the ground, but this is different from that of the technique suggested when regular back squatting as defined by Mark Rippetoe in Starting Strength.
My question is would it be wrong to squat using conventional technique on to a box? By this I mean not sitting back so that my shins are perpendicular.
I am not a competitive powerlifter. I’m 18, 175 pounds, with a current squat max of 265 (up 35 pounds in the last month). I’m an athlete looking to get stronger.