Yearlong (Ph X-A, W I)
1 Box Squat
Sets: 2-4 Reps: Work up to your 3RM
Place a box a few inches behind you and set up as you would for a normal squat, but take a wider than normal stance. Bend your hips back and lower your body until your butt touches the box (but don't rest on the box). Squeeze your glutes and extend your hips to return to the starting position. Perform several low-rep warm-up sets to slowly work up to your three-rep max (3RM), the heaviest weight you can lift for three perfect repetitions. Once you've found your 3RM, perform two to four sets with that weight or a load that's a little lighter.