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gmen5681
11-10-2010, 05:44 PM
Doing some warming up before DE box squats. watch the beginning of the last set i duff the jump twice from pussing out. gotta laugh at myself. not to shabby for a fat boy with some ankle problems, just had surgery 3 months ago on my right ankle.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCLnS2OtSQM

next time im gonna do them off of a box to try and keep my knees back, will probably have to lower the height though.

Brian Hopper
11-30-2010, 07:48 PM
That was pretty funny, but at least you got it!!!! how tall was that?

gmen5681
12-04-2010, 05:59 PM
i dont have a clue. maybe 40-45 inchs or something. dec 8 i have DE lower again, so im gonna give it another try, but this time sitting down and jumping from that position.

Travis Bell
12-04-2010, 08:18 PM
That looks closer to 30-32" but it could just be the video angle. 40-45" is a pretty tall box.

Just a couple of things that might help you, stand a little further back so you can fully swing your arms.

Second, don't lean so far forward. You want your legs to propel you upwards, not forwards. Make it just a little more fluid as well.

Good work though! Box jumps can really help for speed squats.

gmen5681
12-06-2010, 07:48 AM
yeah you are right, it probably is 30-32. i am going to give it another shot on wednesday to see if i can be a little better with it. that was my first time trying it. thanks for the advice travis.

Travis Bell
12-07-2010, 07:16 AM
No problem!

BilltheButcher
12-08-2010, 08:52 PM
Go watch Travis doing box jumps with 80 lbs DBs in his hands. Impressive stuff.

http://www.superior-athletics.com/videos.html

LanceGoyke
12-10-2010, 06:10 AM
This isn't exactly from a powerlifting perspective, but maybe try to descend quicker. I think you'll get more force development in the long run.

Additionally, that was pretty loud! Try to soften the landing and reduce the impact. If you don't really care about joint health, and I know some don't, then don't mind me.

That's a decent sized box for a big fellow! Haha.

gmen5681
12-10-2010, 07:51 PM
most of the noise is the boxes. but im sure im putting a lot of force into the landing, im no ninja. haha. that is a good idea about the fast descend i will use that within the next couple weeks when i do it again. as of right now im sticking with jumps from a seated position. ill get some videos next week if i remember the camera.

LanceGoyke
12-12-2010, 11:05 AM
Oh yeah? I was thinking it would be quieter because of the compression of the steps... a softer surface.

gmen5681
12-14-2010, 03:38 PM
they are hard plastic and they rattle like crazy

LanceGoyke
12-14-2010, 08:45 PM
Yes, but that opposed to hard metal adjustable boxes, like the ones from Elite? No worries, though.

WaNNaB3Bigg3r
12-15-2010, 03:32 AM
some nice jumps!