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Those are the reasons I was always told to do pause squats. I was told that chains/bands didn't carry over well to raw lifters, but the pause squat was akin to them for raw. Not terribly sure how "true" that was, but its what I was taught. This was probably mid to late 2000s.Like I said about pause squats, they could be a useful tool if you're teaching/learning positioning and tension in the hole and as Antti said, teaching/learning power out of it. However, one might argue that chains/bands/box squats could teach the same things.