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3 Mistakes Before the Bar is Unracked

When looking at the big 3 lifts (squat, bench, and deadlift), we need to look at how to perform them optimally to increase leverage and the poundage being used. At Showtime Strength & Performance, we run 2-3 powerlifting meets a year and usually are at another 6-10 meets a year. After watching many of the best lifters ever and watching first-time competitors, we have noticed some huge differences that lead to big pounds gained or lost in competition.

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Using the Box Squat for Athletes

The box squat has been made famous by Westside Barbell and Louie Simmons. There is still a fair amount of skepticism over the benefits of box squatting when compared to squatting without a box. At Showtime Strength & Performance, we will primarily use a box when squatting with our athletes. We have found this to be beneficial for both in-season and out-of-season athletes. It’s not a tool reserved only for competitive lifters and we actually think more people should primarily use the box. Lets take a further look at how to properly box squat, how not to box squat, the benefits and when to apply it to your setting.

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