I’m doing a modified version of Dave Tate’s 9 week Westside intro program. Today is Max Effort Squat day: Low Box Squats.
How much lower than parallel should I go, and how wide of a stance should I take for this max effort exercise?
In Dave’s 8 keys article, he mentions close stance low box squats (3" below parallel). How close is close stance? In Matt Hawkins westside routine template, he mentions Box Squats (wide stance) as a max-effort exercise, done anywhere from 6" above to 6" below parallel.
I’m concerned because I want to do wide stance (since I figure I can do more weight this way), but I don’t want to risk injuring my hip/groin by going too low. I’m pretty new to box squatting, since I’ve always been a medium-stance back squatter to parallel or rock bottom. Would appreciate any help.