View Full Version : DE Squats without a box

05-04-2006, 03:11 PM
Does anyone have tips on how to DE Squat without a box? That's all I ever used and my new commecial ****ty gym does not have boxes to squat on. It just seems like you can work more on explosive power/speed when you can explode off of a box.

05-04-2006, 03:15 PM
Build your own box.

05-04-2006, 03:54 PM
That's an idea, but since I am DE squatting tonight (or I am supposed to) I was looking for an alternative.

05-04-2006, 04:00 PM
Medicine ball? Nothing?

05-04-2006, 04:17 PM
They dont have stackable steps or plyo box's or anything?

05-04-2006, 04:17 PM
If you wanna go ghetto you could always just stack 100 lb plates or even 45's. Just be caurefull not to knock em over.

05-04-2006, 05:28 PM
Dude, there are bright red plyo boxes up front next to the trainers' desk. Grab one of those that are about the right height and squat away.

05-04-2006, 07:38 PM
Plyo boxes, aerobic steps, weight plates in a pinch. Basically what everyone else said.

Clifford Gillmore
05-05-2006, 04:58 AM
I used a stepper with a 45 under each side, that put me about 2" below.

05-05-2006, 05:06 PM
just use a pause at the bottom but yes, build a box pronto... Of course, based on your numbers you ddin't need anybody to tell you that.