I haven't squatted in months owing to an assortment of ongoing injuries. More recently I've developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot, which has alterted my gait and caused some minor knee issue. As a result I want to stay away from oly squatting for the meantime.
I've never been a particularly good squatter (indeed I must confess I've only really been squatting properly for about 18 months now), and although oly squats induced great growth, at 6'3.5" they always felt very diffcult and I couldn't seem to rep more than 275lbs on a good day. So after not squatting in ages I tried box squats last night working up to 250lbs for a triple, and I just want to know if I'm doing them right.
The box was set up just bellow parrallel. My feet were just outside shoulder width, what I would call a medium stance. I deliberately sat back more than I would in an oly squat. When my bum reached the surface I would relax for a brief moment before standing up again, is this right?.
They didn't feel nearly as taxing as oly squats, and I understand this the idea, to not fatigue the CNS as much as regular squatting, right?
Is there a particular muscle group you guys feel these emphasise more than regular squats? Honestly I still feel it in my quads a lot, but that could be due to the fact I was wearing lifting shoes.
Whilst I work through my injuries I think I'll stick with these twice a week, along with pulls twice a week.