I’m fairly new to the West Side Methods and have some questions about a few concerns I’m running into. From my understanding, West Side guys tend to box squat consistently. I did this as well with chains for 4 weeks. My numbers improved by great numbers and I was happy with my performance and success on the program. The problem is that when I went back to free squats the following week, my hamstrings cramped so bad that I had to squat about 100lbs less than where I left off with my squat before I started the chain/box squat program.
What I’m wondering is should in this case use the chains/box as a lighter speed day and have an additional day of squatting without chains or bands that’s heavy so my hams and glutes aren’t becoming weak from a program and all the while improving on speed and stabilization. Very curious and would appreciate any feedback you can give me. Hope this was explained in a clear manner.