I headed over to The Ludus, owned by Mark Valenti to learn the box squat. It’d had been a long time since I had last back squatted. Like a year and a half ago long time. My previous PR was 265lbs.
We started todays session with an empty bar, and to say it was a struggle was is an under statement. I’ve spent so much time focusing on a solid olympic lifting squat. Hitting ass to ankles and bouncing out of the bottom. To take a wide stance and send the butt back was counter initiative to everything my body wanted to do.
I honestly thought it was going to be a lost cause by the end of the fist set of 5. The more sets I got in, the easier it became. I had to stop fighting what I was used to and put my faith into the system. Sure enough….. shit worked!
I hit a 70lbs PR hitting a 315lbs box squat, and it landed me on The Ludus leader board. And me being slightly competitive and greedy – I already have my sights on the top of the board and with 20 more lbs I’ll be there. (see lift below)