How do people usually put box squats into their program?
The people in my gym have never really done them, so unfortunately I had no around me with experience.
Following my coach, he would have me squat heavy weights 3 x a week. I couldn't do that forever so I insisted taking Wednesdays to do my own thing. Also, my hamstrings are really weak or not flexible or something. I don't know -- they just suck. So I decided to try box squats and my schedule ended up like:
M: Heavy squats
W: Box squats
F: Heavy squats
I followed the advice in http://www.elitefts.com/documents/box-squat.htm, doing 10-12 sets of 50-60% max for 2 reps. Afterwards I would sometimes also do one set of full squats, something like 3-5 reps for 75% my max. Whatever felt good.
I thought it worked out pretty well. Gave me good time for recovery and I found my squats on Friday often had better form. Could be carry over from the box squats or just from resting. Either way, it worked out well.
But again, no one else in my gym does them, so I would love to hear from others' experiences and how they've used box squats in their training.