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bald bull
09-12-2009, 04:07 PM
If i do not have acess to a box squat at my gym can i use a bench? I guess that would be parallel? If not any other suggestions then joining a different gym LOL.

isaku900
09-12-2009, 05:05 PM
benches are usually too high unless you're 6'4"+

if your gym has some of those aerobic stair step thingies, use those they're surprisingly strong.

if worse comes to worse u can stack plates.

Lones Green
09-12-2009, 05:29 PM
Make your own box!

And yes, a bench can work sometimes. There was a low one at my old gym I used sometimes

Brian Hopper
09-12-2009, 06:31 PM
I would either make one or find something around the gym that you can use.

Tom Mutaffis
09-12-2009, 08:00 PM
I use a bench most of the time; it is a bit high but does the job.

As others suggested the aerobic steps are pretty strong so you could always give those a shot if your gym has them.

bald bull
09-12-2009, 09:18 PM
how do u build up the step up platforms for a box squat?

Lones Green
09-13-2009, 08:37 AM
how do u build up the step up platforms for a box squat?

You really just have to get creative

I will say this though, as a young boy, I attempted deficit deads off a reebok stepbox and ending up blowing it out

barbell01
09-13-2009, 09:31 AM
buy some wood and then cut it and then nail it together

isaku900
09-13-2009, 09:53 AM
You really just have to get creative

I will say this though, as a young boy, I attempted deficit deads off a reebok stepbox and ending up blowing it out

if you stand in the middle yea, you'll blow the step up.

if you sit/stand on the end where the thing is supported you'll be ok.

as far as how high you can build them up...

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Brian C
09-13-2009, 01:22 PM
Most benches are 17", but on some you can lower the adjustable seat side a bit to about 15" which is just parallel for most. Thats what ive been using

barbell01
09-13-2009, 03:24 PM
just build a 10" box, a 4" box and a 2" box, then you can stack any combination of the three also you can add foam, mine are 24"x24" at those heights i mentioned (10,4,2)

Cricket_Fire
09-13-2009, 06:57 PM
Just make one stack of the aerobic platforms and top it with a plate (depending on the height/shape of the plates in your gym)

Hazerboy
09-13-2009, 08:15 PM
stack plates. moving around 45s is a good warmup anyways XD