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Front Box Squats


#1

been useing front box squats as max effort movment rather then back squats love the gains just hit a 455x1 off a parallel box the other day was wondering if others out there have used this movement and what your experience has been.


#2

Why in the "combat forum" and not in the "I hate punctuation" forum?

Anyway, I like front squats because I can get lower more easily and with better form as the reps go by.
So, no box for me.

-Stay strong, 500lbs is within reach!


#3

455 paralel front box squat? thats just sick.


#4

troll


#5

i train mma and switched at first due to back pain, then when i went back to back squats i felt i lost explosiveness and overall strength compared to when i was front squatting. after adding the box i feel as though i have more power in my takedowns and the box allows me to develope my explosiveness from a static position. i wish i had actually found this movement while playing football as i feel it would have developed excellent strength while blocking.


#6

I've found front-box squats help with my upper arch for back squats; though I have had better success with free front squats. I'm nowhere near 455 but hope to be someday!