Asked coach to take a look at my back squat form. For the 5 x 5 program I’m doing, the weights are increasing and I wanted to make sure my form was good before I went much farther.
Here is the first video he made. As I thought – not going down low enough.
Coach is an awesome strength/power lifting coach. When he makes a suggestion, I take it. But I didn’t the first time he told me to do box squats month ago. I hate box squats. I did things my way and didn’t fix the form. So now, I’m sort of stuck. I have to do what he says. Not only am I doing box squats, I’m also supposed to hold the bar a little lower on my shoulders. When I did that this first time, it hurt and felt awkward. The weight here is light for me, but the movement was clumsy and weird. Did I mention that I hate box squats? Hope you enjoy the ‘coaching’ I get as well.
Hahahaha! See that little glare I flashed him at the end? That’s because I hate box squats.
Did them again today. It went better. You’re not supposed to be able to move as much weight with a box squat as with a free squat. My free squat has been 155 pounds for the last couple weeks. Today, I couldn’t do 135 pounds more than twice with the stupid box. It’s all good. Sure, I’ll be three weeks behind in my Madcow. I’ll catch up.
I used to hate front squats. When Coach substituted front squats for leg presses during my contest prep last August, I grumbled, but did them. They did exactly what they were supposed to do – grow the quad sweep. I’m sure I’ll learn to like box squats once they start working their magic.