View Full Version : mechanics of the box squat

10-11-2012, 04:48 AM
hi all,
new lifter trying to nail down the fundamentals of the box squat. would appreciate some insight to the following questions:

1) is the 'spreading the floor' with the sides of your feet done throughout the entire movement?

2) the recurring phrase is "the box squat is essentially a leg curl" and one should more-or-less be "legcurling" themselves up from the bottom. provided your legs are quite a bit out in front of your knees and the weight is (obviously) behind you, i don't understand how this is physically possible.

3) what are the elements of getting out of the bottom position? i'm trying to engage my hamstrings as best i can but it always seems to turn into more of a standing leg press.

4) being 6'6", is it "normal" for folks of my height to have a bit more trouble with the squatting learning curve than people with normal height?

any guidance is appreciated :hello:

chris mason
10-11-2012, 11:48 AM
Watch this video for PERFECT box squat form. Mimic what Laura is doing and you will be golden.