The Box Squat, seemingly innocuous, is relatively easy to learn, highly effective at increasing your overall strength, and can leave you with less muscle soreness than regular squats. Louie Simmons posted an article on Elite FTS about this fantastic lift and here are some key points from it.
Place your feet on the ground with toes forward, screw your heels into the ground so the toes move out slightly and maintain tension in your glutes
Keep tension in your hamstrings and your weight on your heels
Push your knees out so they are directly over your ankles
Push your shoulders (traps) into the bar
Pause slightly on the box
Rock forward to stand back up
Allow your knees to come forward during the squat
Relax while pausing on the box
Box Squat 5×3
1 Minute Work, 1 Minute Rest
Sandbag to Shoulder
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