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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Box squats vs Pause squats...

    the functional carry over of these are quite similar. i feel the pause sqauts give me some added pop out of the whole. are box squats more beneficial in this area?? those that are proficient in the box squat, id love to hear why you do them and or favor them?
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    I haven't really done paused squats but I have thought about throwing them in the mix. IMO, the paused squats are more beneficial to raw squatting then box squats. I do box squats because I feel it helps me out of the hole when i'm in gear. I'm sure there is someone here that has done both that might be able to help you out a little bit more.
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    For a raw lifter I think Box squats have zero carry over to a full raw squat. Theere just too different. Pause squats however can be a good tool for a raw lifter.
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    I agree with these guys. I've done plenty of box squats for geared lifting, but I think the pause squats are much better for the raw lifter.

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    Scott,

    I think saying zero is going a bit far, but I agree that the carryover is less for a raw squat.


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    I never knew that about box squats. I will probably never suit up for squatting, however i am a football player and their athletic carryovers are very good, right?

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    Box squats are IDEAL for athletics. They focus on the posterior chain and are very easy on the knees.


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    how long should you pause for a pause squat?

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    Yeah, box squats have never done a ton for my raw free squat, but for my geared squat (even if i just put on a light pair of briefs) they help me more then anything ive found. It also is going to depend on how you box squat, when I box squat if I took the box away I would fall on my ass. Some people box squat and pretty much just touch and go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmen5681 View Post
    how long should you pause for a pause squat?
    We'll pause for about a second or so. Long enough to take all the movement out of the bar then explode back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    Scott,

    I think saying zero is going a bit far, but I agree that the carryover is less for a raw squat.

    Your right.............How about.............Almost zero ?

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