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.
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.
Make your own box!
And yes, a bench can work sometimes. There was a low one at my old gym I used sometimes
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.
how do u build up the step up platforms for a box squat?
buy some wood and then cut it and then nail it together
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)
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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