Question of Strength?

I have to admit, I’ve always been a fan of Charles Poliquin’s writing. Maybe not always a fan of his interpersonal skills. I used to look forward to picking up Muscle Media 2000 to read Charles latest article. Charles recent tnation article is classic Poliquin. Charles always has an opinion and in this issue I have to agree.

I love the Hang Snatch and hate the Box Squat. Anytime you say you hate the Box squat you have to be ready for the Westside disciples to jump down your throat. Take a minute and click the link above and read.

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4 Responses to “Question of Strength?”

  1. That would possibly be thus amusing if Len afforded a tour on the institution for the freshmen the next year.

  2. I agree and disagree.

    I disagree with the bouncing off the box comment. If that’s the case, you’re not doing it correctly. To state the obvious, most/all exercises performed incorrectly are dangerous.

    I do agree that alternatives would carry less risk ‘in the event of’ form breaking down. Although, the most likely failure point on the box squat is getting off the box, not getting on it. I would also say that CP’s points emphasise the importance of training ‘shy of failure’, if you’re going to be doing box squats.

  3. I totally agree, Mike!

    Some people forget that powerlifting is a sport in and of itself and about moving maximum weight through minimum range of motion.

    One can’t argue with Westside results, but are they applicable to every strength / non strength athlete? Of course not.

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