Let me start out out by being perfectly clear about something here. I don't care if you are a jerk or your'e coming off like one as long as the replies are constructive towards bettering my squat technique. In case you guys hurt my feelings I'll just curl up and hug my teddy bear and I'll be just fine again.
The main reason for that particular squat form is that it comes recommended by several champion wrestlers that I know personally as well as many other prominent wrestlers and wrestling coaches as well. It's intended use is that it forces the wrestler / squatter to overcome a static position which closely resembles specific situations during a match. Like a stalemate where a shot has to be taken without the stretch reflex being present.
Koestrizer: You're right about the descent and it is something that I'm working on. When I step back towards the box I'm having some concerns about sitting short of it, hence the close proximity before sitting down. The lack of control is also due to this, partly at least due to my legs getting in contact with the box as I descent.
Unfortunately that bench is the lowest piece of equipment available to sit on, so that's not something I can change. It does however fit quite well in regards to taking shots etc. not sure if going deeper would be beneficial or not. Still can't change it though even if it would. but would it ?
I believe I answered the first part above but the reason I jump at the end is to prevent deacceleration and support acceleration throughout the entire movement.
Could this be done better with bands as you mention?
Well the entire reason for sitting on the box as stated above is to remove the S-Reflex but I'm purposely taking a few to many seconds sitting before initiating the ascend to remove any energy left. I'm not sure why I relax my hips etc. I think it's because I'm trying to move forward as I keep landing to far back. Besides that I don't know why or even that I am doing it, but it's something I'm going to look at asap. Thanks for pointing that out!
I haven't done them very long, so it's hard to say if there has been any real significant gains or it's just due to greasing the groove but in either case I went from a hard single of approximately 95kg's to a similar hard single of 125 under a month. On the mats however, I definitely feel more explosive when shooting in etc. which is why I'm not just about to give up the box just yet.
I appreciate the concern for my health and it is something I'm very aware of, hence the protective gear. I have to stress that I should probably have chosen another video where I'm not trying to test the waters of my strength. I believe the first rep is done with 110-115 ish kg's, close to my 1rm which is the one I perform at the end of the video with 125 i think. I don't usually go that heavy. For my working sets I'm somewhere between 90 and 95 kg's and that's without wraps or belt. Slightly better overall form, descent, ascend etc.
No worries, I forgive you, as do teddy.
As stated above I do have specific reasons, BUT, that doesn't mean an overhaul can't be beneficial.
Knee wraps I explained just above, but It's only due to the facts that I was testing the waters of my strength in that vid. I normally don't use them, as goes with the belt.
Yeah my feet is all over the place and I recoqnize it as something that needs to be addressed. The weight was pretty overwhelming at the end though and I do believe it's gets worse at the video progresses.
What I can extrapolate so far is two main issues that needs attending.
1: Work on the ascent for better control, feet placement, distance to box etc.
2: Hips tight.
Thanks for replying guys!
If nothing else, I'll post a new vid in the nearby future and hopefully it will look better.