I have to give credit where credit is due.  A lot of times, I am reading so many things, that even if I write them down (which I highly recommend doing for retention purposes), they slip my mind.  While browsing around and taking notes from Joe DeFranco’s website (, he highlighted the importance of the first step in athletics.  The first step is usually the key to who wins the battle, not the athlete that has the highest top end speed.  To get a faster first step, you must be stronger.  But how else does a first step start?  You are usually static (still) and you need to overcome this static position by an explosive movement.  Enter the box squat.  If done correctly it is a static overcome by dynamic exercise.  And it utilizes the muscles of the posterior chain greatly and you all know how I feel about them:)  Enjoy your snowy Friday….

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