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SEOINAGE
01-26-2010, 06:00 PM
Curious what height you guys are box squatting to, I have been using the smallest plyo box with a plate under it and a yoga mat on top for padding, putting it to I think 14 or less inches. Well I borrowed an old single ply suit and I recently got knee wraps, Haven't used both together yet, but the last inch or two getting down to that low box is brutal, so I grabbed the next plyo which feels great in the gear, but I think I might not be going low enough to count in most meets. It isn't like I have super short legs either, just curious what size your box is to use as a reference point. thanks.

NickAus
01-26-2010, 06:06 PM
At the moment I'm doing a lot of close stance work with a 15.5" box, this would be lower if I was wanting to work on my squat to hit legal depth with a wide stance.

I am doing this to build my quad strength and help my pulls which is a weakness.

ehopkins932
01-26-2010, 06:59 PM
12.5 is slightly below parallel for me but Im 5'7. That is the height I use for speed work...Id probably use a 6 or 9in box if I was to do then with a closer stance for quad work.

slashkills
01-26-2010, 07:00 PM
11" box... im short

SEOINAGE
01-26-2010, 07:05 PM
Much smaller answers than I was expecting, half the vids I see of powerlifters the box looks much higher than 12" more like 18-20.

SELK
01-26-2010, 07:26 PM
~16 inches. Its fairly close to depth, maybe .5 inch high. Ive seen the best carryover at this height.

Brian Hopper
01-26-2010, 07:49 PM
I think we have a 13inch box.

douglasoh5
01-26-2010, 08:01 PM
I use a 14" box

Pete22
01-26-2010, 08:07 PM
I use a 13" box (I'm 5'11").

NickAus
01-26-2010, 08:37 PM
Much smaller answers than I was expecting, half the vids I see of powerlifters the box looks much higher than 12" more like 18-20.

I agree!

douglasoh5
01-26-2010, 09:18 PM
Much smaller answers than I was expecting, half the vids I see of powerlifters the box looks much higher than 12" more like 18-20.

Id say most of the time ppl should use a 13-15 inch box depending on whats parralell for you...but alot of ppl during a circa max will use a higher box...as long as it isnt too crazy high its all good....over load the **** out of the squat if thats your goal

MarcusWild
01-26-2010, 10:07 PM
Anywhere from 12.5-15".

isaku900
01-26-2010, 10:07 PM
12-15"

depending on gear, movement and stance.

12.5" inches is below parallel for me, and I do most of my training around that height. 12-13.5" is probably where most of my ME work is, and some of my DE work.

Other DE is work is done between 14-15" inches, b/c that's where everyone else in my rotation is squatting and we're working on shorter rest periods so changing the height sometimes falls by the wayside.

SELK
01-26-2010, 10:39 PM
I didnt have a box so I started to use my bench (I am not sure if its the same height as most bench presses). Since switching over to a higher box I have gotten alot stronger in the squat, both to the (higher) box as well as in the free squat. It could have just been a weak point of mine but I don't really plan on switching to a lower box anytime soon, with how good multiply gear is, as long as my form is decent in the hole its coming a few inches up anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQEbIaFW_f0 this is the box

Lones Green
01-27-2010, 05:59 AM
a 14 inch box is below parallel for me, its what I normally train on.

NickAus
01-27-2010, 02:31 PM
Checked last night, parallel for me is right around 15".

Guido
01-27-2010, 02:35 PM
I use a 13" box (I'm 5'11").
Same here (5'9").

Logan
01-27-2010, 03:25 PM
I got a 10 inch box, I am quite tall.

NickAus
01-27-2010, 03:38 PM
I got a 10 inch box, I am quite tall.

Do you sit back on the box at all or are you just using it to gauge depth?

AdamBAG
01-27-2010, 03:56 PM
Approximately 15" at 6'1". This is for DE work in briefs. Full gear I usually don't use a box.

walker
01-27-2010, 04:53 PM
anywhere from 14-16 (i'm 6'4) depending on what gear i'm in, what other movements i'm doing that day, and how close i am to competition. but most of the time i use a 14 in. box with a small pad on it.