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Articles Tagged with Box Squat
Exercise Progression: The Barbell Squat

Exercise Progression: The Barbell Squat

The law of accommodation states that if an athlete wants to continue progressing in their training, the stimulus must change regularly. Athletes can achieve this in a few ways; by increasing the intensity and volume or by creating an exercise variation. It’s a simple concept and the most important law of training.

Tue Sep 13, 2022
Athletic Training Platform Conditioning

Athletic Training Platform Conditioning

As an athlete, one of the most beneficial traits you can improve is your conditioning. While this may seem obvious, many athletes train their conditioning to meet the baseline demands of their sport, leaving much room for improvement. 

Wed Aug 24, 2022
Proper Execution of a Box Squat

Proper Execution of a Box Squat

Over the years, Westside Barbell has utilized the box squat to create some of the strongest, most explosive squatters and deadlifters. Additionally, we have improved many athletes' strength, speed, and explosive power via the box squat. 

Fri May 20, 2022
Developing the Hips

Developing the Hips

The hips may be the most overlooked muscle group for improving sports performance. At Westside, we say the key to strength and speed is from the top of the lifting belt down to the bottom of the shorts.

Fri Mar 18, 2022
WSBB Blog: Max Effort Lower Main Exercise Selection for Beginners

WSBB Blog: Max Effort Lower Main Exercise Selection for Beginners

Max Effort Lower: selecting the right exercises for beginners.

Mon Feb 14, 2022
WSBB Blog: Box Squat Success

WSBB Blog: Box Squat Success

If you know Westside Barbell, then you know that we have been utilizing dynamic effort...

Sat Oct 30, 2021
WSBB Blog: Overcoming Common Sticking Points in the Squat

WSBB Blog: Overcoming Common Sticking Points in the Squat

Tags: Squat 101, Conjugate system, Deadlifts Squatting is one of the most familiar human movements...

Tue Jul 06, 2021
WSBB Blog: Advanced Box Squatting

WSBB Blog: Advanced Box Squatting

Tags: Squat 101, Chains and Bands, Conjugate Method Time to read: 2,5 min   Westside...

Tue Jun 22, 2021
WSBB Blog: Max Effort Lower Training for Strongman

WSBB Blog: Max Effort Lower Training for Strongman

Tags: Strongman, Shoulder Exercises, Strength Endurance   Time to Read: 3.5min As the Conjugate Method continues...

Sun Jun 13, 2021
How to Box Squat Correctly

How to Box Squat Correctly

How to Box Squat Correctly By: Louie Simmons   Tags: squat, box squat, legs  ...

Mon Jul 06, 2020
This Ole' Bar: MARRS Bar

This Ole' Bar: MARRS Bar

    A relatively new bar to the Westside Barbell arsenal, the MARRS bar is...

Fri Jun 19, 2020
Go Foam, or Go Home!

Go Foam, or Go Home!

    To visitors and onlookers at Westside, it seems the guys and gals are...

Mon Jun 08, 2020
This Ole' Bar: Bow Bar

This Ole' Bar: Bow Bar

    The Bow Bar (often called the Buffalo Bar) at Westside is the best...

Fri Jun 05, 2020
Simple Plan

Simple Plan

Dynamic Effort Lower Safety Bar Box Squat 5x5@50% 1RM-box = 1" below competition depth2" Deficit...

Sat Dec 07, 2019
Safety at the Bar

Safety at the Bar

The Safety Squat Bar is one of the most utilized bars at Westside. So much...

Mon Nov 11, 2019
More Often

More Often

FAQsQ: Does Westside use bands or chains more as accommodating resistance for dynamic effort squats?A:...

Thu Oct 17, 2019
Maximal Lower

Maximal Lower

Max Effort LowerBow Bar Box Squat 1RM-against band(s)-parallel boxBow Bar Box Squat 1xMax Reps-75% of...

Tue Apr 09, 2019
Leg Builder

Leg Builder

Dynamic Lower (Squat Builder Day)Box Squat 6x6@55% 1RM-straight boxATP March 4x2min-straight weight only-holding 50-75lb med...

Mon Apr 08, 2019
Straight Bar Back

Straight Bar Back

Max Effort Lower Retest1️⃣Straight Bar Box Squat 1RM-parallel box2️⃣Straight Bar Foam Box Squat 3x4-parallel box...

Sat Mar 23, 2019
How to Skyrocket your Squat

How to Skyrocket your Squat

 Sineaid Corley, a USA bobsled athlete, was training at Westside while trying to make the...

Thu Feb 21, 2019