I agree with the above on box height etc and would stress the Sit back then DOWN on the box you are essetialy doing a touch and go. Unlock the hips you’ll lose that stretch reflex and get the benefit of the bow squat, working the starting strength. You’ll more than likely have to lower the load quite a bit.
Now with a new box that brings you to/below parallel the touch and go can be great for someone with no training partner. It can ingrain in your head the depth you MUST hit before firing/exploding but be sure to squat without it from time to time use vidoe or someone to tell you are hitting depth. There wont be a box to tell you to go at any meet.
Nice work and more to go as for us all,
Thanks Phill. Good point about practicing without a box. I’ve actually been scared to try it since I haven’t squatted without a box in a loooooong time.
I keep wondering if I’m going to get so used to having a box to tell me when to go up that I’ll either go up too soon, or fall on my ass.
The cheapest box I found online is $89 plus $20 shipping (ebay) and that’s pretty cheap compared to what I saw.
Does anyone have any wood making instructions on how to make one?
I know it sounds stupid to ask for, but I’m not much of a handyman when it comes to woodwork.
I’m thinking maybe even having an extra piece of wood on hinges to flip on top of the box and make it higher.