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Barbell Box Squat



  • Position the bar on a rack at upper chest height
  • Position a box at a comfortable distance from the rack to be able sit without stepping
  • Place the bar on the back of the shoulders
  • Grasp the bar at slightly wider than shoulder width
  • Stand with the feet at shoulder with
  • Point the toes out slightly


  • Sit backwards onto box by bending at the hip and knees
  • The knees should be kept at the same width
  • The shins should be at right angles to the floor or the knees roughly above the ankles


  • Whilst rocking the torso forward, keep the back straight whilst lifting the bar back to the starting position
Type: Strength
Duration: seconds per repitition
Rest Periods:


  • This exercise is for experienced power lifters only.
  • It is not recommended for those with back injuries


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