View Full Version : box squats..

04-16-2009, 07:22 PM
anyone out there no how to build a box?...please tell if so...thanks.

04-17-2009, 06:42 AM
Just google it. Make a couple if you can. One below, at , and above parallel.

Lones Green
04-17-2009, 06:59 AM
Just google it. Make a couple if you can. One below, at , and above parallel.

Or just make a 12 in box and get 1 inch board or mats to adjust to different heights...a box will take a bit to make, no reason to make more than 1

04-17-2009, 09:05 AM
I made four that are about 5 3/4" high. Mine are duel purpose for pull boxes as well.
I used two 4x4 pieces 2 foot long and laid them this way: I I.
Then four 2 foot pieces of 2x4 laid perpendicular on top of that (Think two = signs on top of each other).
Then a piece of 3/4" plywood 2'x2' on top.
Now for the pull boxes, on two of these I put a piece of 1/2" x 1" along two opposite sides as the top of pulling boxes (so the weight doesn't roll off).
These are a little under 6 inches but I can use the two with the strips as 6 inch pulling boxes or put the other two under them and pull off of 12 inch boxes. Then for box squats I can stack two boxes and just use rubber mats to make up the space I need. I have four 2'x2' rubber mats 3/4" thick from the left over mat when I built my platform.
For this I used two 8 foot 4x4s, four 8 foot 2x4s, 4'x4' of 3/4" plywood and then for the strips on the pull boxes a 8 foot furring strip. Then rubber horse mats cut up, the same as used to build a home platform.

04-17-2009, 09:44 AM

04-17-2009, 09:58 AM




Pretty simple. I made mine look nice by adding some half inch foam to the top that I had left from the floor in my gym too.

Travis Bell
04-17-2009, 10:24 AM
Nice work Detard. Great lookin box

04-17-2009, 08:12 PM
you guys are the best..thanks a million. now i can squat proper.

04-22-2009, 04:40 PM
Nice box. And I don't normally say that to another man.

04-22-2009, 04:45 PM
As long as we are making box jokes...

I would love to have your box to squat down on.....

04-22-2009, 04:59 PM
Cause its a **** in a box-SNL song