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mike vinson 05-05-2014 08:44 AM

Pull Boxes
 
i saw pull boxes somewhere on the forums made out of 2x4's. they we're stacked like a log cabin? and screwed together. i just cant seem to find them again. im looking for the dimensions. as always, thanks guys.

Tim Squires 05-05-2014 09:25 AM

Re: Pull Boxes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mike vinson (Post 1229892)
i saw pull boxes somewhere on the forums made out of 2x4's. they we're stacked like a log cabin? and screwed together. i just cant seem to find them again. im looking for the dimensions. as always, thanks guys.

I used this instructional to make our blocks which double as jerk blocks. http://vimeo.com/m/45462756. You can see pictures in my link below.

Keith Miller 05-05-2014 10:58 AM

Re: Pull Boxes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mike vinson (Post 1229892)
i saw pull boxes somewhere on the forums made out of 2x4's. they we're stacked like a log cabin? and screwed together. i just cant seem to find them again. im looking for the dimensions. as always, thanks guys.

I made a pair this way, really easy and very solid boxes. You can make them whatever dimensions you want. Some people prefer smaller boxes to not get in the way when not in use, and other people like them bigger, such as jerk box size. As for height, make them for your height. What I did was load my bar with 10kg plates and hold it where I wanted the boxes to set the bar, then had my wife measure bottom of the plate to the ground. Took 1-2 in off due to error and then calculated how many layers of 2 x 4 I would need. I also put a 3/4" rubber matting on top. Mine are 16" wide by 21" long. Plenty big enough for pulling and lifts off boxes, but still small enough to get out of the way when not in use.

mike vinson 05-05-2014 12:27 PM

Re: Pull Boxes
 
thanks...these were maybe 4 boards high and you were able to stack them.

Neil Kanterman 05-05-2014 12:32 PM

Re: Pull Boxes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tim Squires (Post 1229895)
I used this instructional to make our blocks which double as jerk blocks. http://vimeo.com/m/45462756. You can see pictures in my link below.

Tim how many of each (3-layer and 5-layer) blocks did you make to get them high enough to act as jerk blocks?

Tim Squires 05-05-2014 12:44 PM

Re: Pull Boxes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil Kanterman (Post 1229911)
Tim how many of each (3-layer and 5-layer) blocks did you make to get them high enough to act as jerk blocks?

Two bigs and three smalls for me at 5'8. Have another pair of smalls that we can throw on for my 6'2 friend.

http://instagram.com/p/ddOfaoF503/

Neil Kanterman 05-05-2014 01:01 PM

Re: Pull Boxes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tim Squires (Post 1229912)
Two bigs and three smalls for me at 5'8. Have another pair of smalls that we can throw on for my 6'2 friend.

http://instagram.com/p/ddOfaoF503/

Awesome. What's that you have draped over the top?

Bryan Selent 05-05-2014 01:30 PM

Re: Pull Boxes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tim Squires (Post 1229912)
Two bigs and three smalls for me at 5'8. Have another pair of smalls that we can throw on for my 6'2 friend.

http://instagram.com/p/ddOfaoF503/

So those double as Jerk Blocks then? How much weight have you dropped on them?

mike vinson 05-05-2014 02:09 PM

Re: Pull Boxes
 
thanks tim...that was the video i was looking for.

Tim Squires 05-05-2014 02:54 PM

Re: Pull Boxes
 
The orange straps? I keep them together using tie downs. Works well.

I've dropped a set of 5 push jerks at 225 on them. Dropped a single 280 split jerk on it. Holds up well. There should be videos of them in use on my IG and FB pages.


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