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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Box Squat ideas?

    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
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    Do Starting Strength or 5x5 like everyone suggested to you.

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    Use a chair, plyo boxe, or build one that's what I did
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    Quote Originally Posted by pricedtosell View Post
    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.

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    Something sturdy enough to support the weight and that allows you to squat to at least parallel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    Something sturdy enough to support the weight and that allows you to squat to at least parallel.
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    This is what I'm using in my garage:

    http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Ir...atalogId=10053

    I've seen 308s use these with a nice amount of weight on the bar so they should be plenty strong enough.
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    Go buy a crapload of milk to get a milk crate. Or just ask a local grocer if you can have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamBAG View Post
    This is what I'm using in my garage:

    http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Ir...atalogId=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".
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    thanks for the ideas guys, I am going to check in with the thing adam posted
    Bench Press 245x1
    Back Squat 225x3 (ATG)
    Dead lift 275x1
    Clean 185x2

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    Quote Originally Posted by pricedtosell View Post
    Do Starting Strength or 5x5 like everyone suggested to you.
    im not asking about routine help, im asking for box help.
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    Back Squat 225x3 (ATG)
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ermantroudt View Post
    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.
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    Back Squat 225x3 (ATG)
    Dead lift 275x1
    Clean 185x2

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    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.

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    Parker-that makes a 11.5 inch box

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    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.
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    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.

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