Box Squats are Squats where you sit on a box and Squat back up. The box helps you break parallel consistently and prevents Squatting too low. Box squatting places greater load on the larger, major squatting muscles of the hips, glutes, and upper hamstrings and that increased lower-body power can transfer to strength gains. Box squatting is also safer for the knees because the perpendicular shin position reduces pressure on the patellar tendons. It’s a secret weapon because it remains a secret to most lifters and athletes.