I’ve done some searching around the forums, and haven’t really found what I was looking for.
I don’t specifically train for powerlifting, but I’m trying to get my squat up.
I’ve run Smolov a few times in the past for free high-bar squats, and had great results. I’m considering doing the base mesocycle with box squats. I’ve recently been having a lot of trouble with my elbows, and it’s sometimes exacerbated by bouncing out of the hole when I squat high-bar–thought I have absolutely no pain box squatting.
Does anyone have any personal experience working box squats as the primary exercise for Smolov? Does anyone think it would be a terrible idea (for example, would destroy strength out of the hole for high-bar, doing more harm than good for my long term goals)?
I’m also considering using the front squat instead of the box squat.
I appreciate any input.