Build Explosive Strength: Workout I
Exercise 2 Box Squat
Sets: 2-4 Reps: Work Up to a 3 RM Rest: 45-60 Seconds
Set up a barbell on the supports of a squat rack and place a box a few feet behind you. The box should be low enough that your thighs are parallel to the fl oor when you sit on it. Step underneath the bar and grab it with your hands about 8 to 12 inches wider than shoulder width. Nudge the bar off the rack and stand with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart . Bend at your hips and sit back, lowering your hamstrings onto the box as far back as you can . Pause for a moment and then explosively stand back up. That's one rep.