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    in place of box squats

    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.

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    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.

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    Make your own box!

    And yes, a bench can work sometimes. There was a low one at my old gym I used sometimes
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    I would either make one or find something around the gym that you can use.
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    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.
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    how do u build up the step up platforms for a box squat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bald bull View Post
    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
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    buy some wood and then cut it and then nail it together

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    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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    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
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    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)

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    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)
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    stack plates. moving around 45s is a good warmup anyways XD
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