Barbell back squat to box

The barbell back squat to box is a popular version of a classic lower-body exercise that utilizes a box at the bottom position of the movement. This allows the lifter to customize the depth of the squat, as well as limit the stretch reflex at the bottom of the squat. The movement targets the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings. The squat to box can be performed for low reps to build strength or power, or for higher reps to build muscle.


  1. Allows for a customizable squat depth
  2. Encourages squatting rearward rather than downward, targeting the glutes
  3. Works well with accommodating resistance like bands and chains
  4. Effective substitute for back squats in any program

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