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Parker 1995
02-01-2011, 06:14 PM
Hey guys Im doing Box squats in westside, and during football we did box squats with crates, but I dont have any so can you guys give me some ideas on what I can squat on. Thanks guys

pricedtosell
02-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Do Starting Strength or 5x5 like everyone suggested to you.

Bosshogg300
02-01-2011, 07:55 PM
Use a chair, plyo boxe, or build one that's what I did

Dan Fanelli
02-01-2011, 08:30 PM
Do Starting Strength or 5x5 like everyone suggested to you.

Regardless of what program he's using, i'd recommend using a box either way. Like the above poster said, build some boxes. It just needs to be stable and the correct height.

chris mason
02-01-2011, 08:34 PM
Something sturdy enough to support the weight and that allows you to squat to at least parallel.

Brian Hopper
02-01-2011, 08:43 PM
Something sturdy enough to support the weight and that allows you to squat to at least parallel.

What he said...

AdamBAG
02-02-2011, 09:10 AM
This is what I'm using in my garage:

http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Irrigation/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbqkr/R-202206749/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

I've seen 308s use these with a nice amount of weight on the bar so they should be plenty strong enough.

IronDiggy
02-02-2011, 09:33 AM
Go buy a crapload of milk to get a milk crate. Or just ask a local grocer if you can have one.

AdamBAG
02-02-2011, 09:58 AM
This is what I'm using in my garage:

http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Irrigation/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbqkr/R-202206749/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

I've seen 308s use these with a nice amount of weight on the bar so they should be plenty strong enough.

I meant to add that these are only $20 and you can stack one on the other to raise the box 1-2".

Parker 1995
02-02-2011, 10:09 AM
thanks for the ideas guys, I am going to check in with the thing adam posted

Parker 1995
02-02-2011, 10:10 AM
Do Starting Strength or 5x5 like everyone suggested to you.
im not asking about routine help, im asking for box help.

Ermantroudt
02-02-2011, 11:57 AM
We built ours out of 1/2 plywood and 4x4 posts

1. Five 10.5 inch 4x4 posts-Home Depot will cut them for you
2. Two 24x24 half-inch plywood squares
3. 20 2.5 inch Drywall Screws
4. Wood Glue

The plywood goes on the bottom and the top of the box
The 4x4 are vertical in a X pattern between the sheets of plywood (One in each corner and one in the middle)
Two screws per 4x4 per side and use wood glue between the plywood and the 4x4

Parker 1995
02-02-2011, 01:10 PM
We built ours out of 1/2 plywood and 4x4 posts

1. Five 10.5 inch 4x4 posts-Home Depot will cut them for you
2. Two 24x24 half-inch plywood squares
3. 20 2.5 inch Drywall Screws
4. Wood Glue

The plywood goes on the bottom and the top of the box
The 4x4 are vertical in a X pattern between the sheets of plywood (One in each corner and one in the middle)
Two screws per 4x4 per side and use wood glue between the plywood and the 4x4

Thanks dude, I will cross this by my dad.

gmen5681
02-02-2011, 01:19 PM
defintly just build some boxes. is way cheaper and looks better than an irrigation box. i built mine. if you do build them, do 3 of them. one at 9inches and 2 at 4inches. and then look for some horse stall mats. they are 1 inch thick. then you will literally have every size you could possible need. if you need blue prints PM me your email address and i can send them you way, i have some on my computer here.

Ermantroudt
02-02-2011, 03:50 PM
Parker-that makes a 11.5 inch box

BloodandThunder
02-03-2011, 09:31 AM
With good form, you should have no problems squatting off of plates. Bumpers are even better. If you're really detail anal, you can google the plates at home to find their thickness to know what height it's at.

killxswitch
02-03-2011, 10:22 AM
If you google it there are tons of squat box specs on the web.

http://tsampa.org/training/blog/archives/2005/08/

http://makeyourowngear.blogspot.com/

Many others out there.