Box squat/regular squat numbers?

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  1. knucks

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    What do you guys box squat in comparison to your regular squats?

    I did 405x3x2, beltless. Below parallel, completely sat on the bench.

    My max squat was 455 2 weeks back, belted, though.

    Just curious.
     
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    I don't squat in gear so I don't really do box squats. Not a ton of carryover to raw squatting from what I've read most of the PL guys on here say. But the few times I've done them, I'd say I feel a little weaker compared to standard squat.
     
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    i dont squat in gear either.
     
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    haven't done either in months
     
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    They will be weaker (granted that you are squatting to the same depth as your free squat). I don't think they're completely useless for a non-competitive power lifters. My belief is that they build great hip strength and some explosiveness out of the hole. I think incorporating box squats here and there can be beneficial to your raw squat.
     
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    My box squat is roughly 85-90% of my regular squat.
     
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    if you squat narrow and rebound the bottom of your squats I would expect your box squat to be lower than your free squat. On the other hand, if you squat wide and slow with little utilisation of the stretch reflex then I would expect your box squat numbers to be higher.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    I wouldn't.
     
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    I parallel box squatted 315 but my max squat is only 275.

    Box squats feel much easier to me for some reason.
     
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    My box squat blows my free squat out of the water.
     
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    how high was the box?
     
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    If you squat low-bar, wide, I'd say that the box squat is a decent amount lower than your regular squat.

    I've hit a 480 high-box squat, and I'm sure I can do that same with 500, but that's not really here nor there and completely pointless IMO.
     
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    My box squat used to be way higher than free squat until I was shown that I was box squatting like a retard, aka sitting and rocking back on the box and shifting my hips and all that. Once I fixed my form...the 2 are about even.
     
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