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Box Squat

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Coach's Tips

Let's practice sitting in the box slowly.

How to

Starting Position

1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and point your toes slightly outward. 2. Place a box or bench behind you and lower your posterior towards the box until your thighs are parallel to the ground. 3. Position your hands on the barbell, keeping your elbows tucked in and your head in a neutral position.

Proper Form

1. Take a deep breath in and brace your core. 2. Drive through your heels and extend your hips and knees to come back up to the starting position. 3. Exhale as you reach the top of the movement.

Breathing Technique

1. Take a deep breath in as you lower your posterior towards the box, then exhale as you reach the top of the movement.

Precautions

1. Make sure to keep your core engaged and your back in a neutral position throughout the entire movement. 2. Do not let your knees cave inwards as you lower your posterior towards the box. 3. Do not let your heels rise off the ground as you come back up to the starting position. 4. Make sure to keep your head in a neutral position throughout the entire movement.

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