You said you set it up a specific way so it looks okay based on that.
I’d prefer it a bit deeper, stance wider and you sitting back more getting the shins more vertical for a “box squat” but for the purpose you described it may work.
The only thing that’s completely off is you’re plopping on the box. Stay tight and don’t drop onto it. Sit on it. Eventually the plopping will blow a disc and just reinforces getting loose in a squat.[/quote]
I did consider that. You reckon it’d still carry over well to my DL doing it that way? I could strip the plate off the box so the height would be about 12" and set my feet in my normal squat stance. It would certainly be easier to stay tight that way.
If your squat goes up generally your deadlift goes up. If you want to build positional deadlift strength do it with deadlift variations. IMO.
Give this setup a go ( while staying tight ) and see how it works for you. It could be your secret weapon or it could suck.
That’s a good call. I’m not really looking for positional strength, I’ve done that and it didn’t do too much.
I’ll keep this setup simply because it feels so deadlift-like and stay as tight as I can.