I have been training with mostly gear for the past few years and have started training raw the past few months. This is my heaviest weight I've used for raw squats and will try a single in a few weeks. Any advice on raw training is welcome.
Last edited by Captain_Crunch; 05-18-2009 at 04:15 PM.
****ing beast! Great effort, dude!
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strong posterior chain dude.
Wow. Very inspiring. Glad tomorrow is de lower day
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Just go straight to the 14" box. It'll take you a few weeks to get the hang of that low of a box. Trust me, your hips are going to be all over the place.
Going heavy off higher boxes (for raw lifters) only stresses your hips out earlier because of the much higher weight you are using.
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what type of mono setup is that?
No doubt very strong. I agree with Travis all the way. Also, watch that wide stance raw. You can really mess up your IT bands. I don't know how well box squats translate into full raw squats. Maybe someone with more experience on the subject can chime in.
Nice work man.
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Last edited by WillNoble; 05-17-2009 at 09:29 PM.
Other questions for raw box squatting:
1. Depth. How far below parallel should one aim?
2. Stance seems obvious, don't go very wide. Shoulderwidth or thereabouts, yes?
3. You mentioned using the box as a depth gauge. I'm assuming touch and go rather than truly sitting on the box? Why the difference? All I've read from Louie et al says breaking the eccentric/concentric is the reason for box squatting. Does this not apply when not wearing a squat suit?
4. Trying not to overthink here, but should the shins still be beyond vertical? I guess the question would more be how far back should a raw box squatter be sitting?
I appreciate any responses and thank everyone in advance.
why is going wide bad for raw lifters? I mean.... even in gear its gotta be bad, if in fact its messing up hips for raw. I mean...800 raw and 1200 geared, either way wide would mess them up, but why?
Last edited by Jesse Hernandez; 05-18-2009 at 12:26 AM.
Right. You can even throw on some very loose briefs for the hip protection, and they won't give you too much on your lifts.
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OK first off this guys is a beast! Since Travis and I have already come to the conclusion that we train different I am going to disagree with him.
As for the 16 straight to the 14 I don't see the harm in 16 to 15 then to 14. He stated he was going to do each height a couple weeks. Just like board work it will strengthen his hips at diffent stopping points.
As for the squating wide raw and hip strength. It will definately take is toll on your recovery time. I have been squatting wide raw the last 12 weeks and my hips are sore as hell. But nothing a good recovery plan can't take care of. For me I am doing it becuase at the end of 16 weeks when I start cheeting with equipment I don't want to have to change up my form.