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Old 07-22-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Milk Crates for Box Jumps

Does anyone use stacked milk crates for box jumps? If so, how do you hold them together and anchor them?

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Old 07-22-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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Re: Milk Crates for Box Jumps

I wouldn't. They are pretty unstable and light. Maybe if you could find 16 or so you could make a cube two or three thigh and twine them together and put a platform (plywood) on top. By the way, those aren't cheap and the cost to replace them gets past on to the consumer in the form of higher milk prices...

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Old 07-22-2008, 04:08 PM   #3
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Re: Milk Crates for Box Jumps

I had no luck with doubling up milk crates. It was also not good using an ab bench, etc. to jump. To ruff on the pads and stuff it was not meant for.

I got a 12", 18", and 24" from barbellsusa for about 225 delivered.
They are stackable for storage.

I recently got a 30" and 36" from muscledriverusa. The look exactly like the ones I have (red metal frame with black tops), but are a little different sized, so the MD 30" does not stack on the 24" barbellsusa one.

While we are on box jumps, I have done the 30, but not tried the 36 because I am not sure how to do it if you miss.
Any tips?
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:29 AM   #4
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Re: Milk Crates for Box Jumps

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but not tried the 36 because I am not sure how to do it if you miss.
Any tips?
Well, first wash the shin wounds with soap and water and stop the bleeding...
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:48 AM   #5
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Re: Milk Crates for Box Jumps

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I had no luck with doubling up milk crates. It was also not good using an ab bench, etc. to jump. To ruff on the pads and stuff it was not meant for.

I got a 12", 18", and 24" from barbellsusa for about 225 delivered.
They are stackable for storage.

I recently got a 30" and 36" from muscledriverusa. The look exactly like the ones I have (red metal frame with black tops), but are a little different sized, so the MD 30" does not stack on the 24" barbellsusa one.

While we are on box jumps, I have done the 30, but not tried the 36 because I am not sure how to do it if you miss.
Any tips?
Until the thought of missing is out of your head, leave it alone...you gotta know you can do stuff or else you won't. Same goes with heavy weights...any doubts will prevent you from succeeding.

Think of it this way, if you jump as high as you can and fully tuck atthe top, 36" isn't very high...so if your vertical isn't 36", go ahead and bend those legs
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:43 PM   #6
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Re: Milk Crates for Box Jumps

"Think of it this way, if you jump as high as you can and fully tuck atthe top, 36" isn't very high...so if your vertical isn't 36", go ahead and bend those legs"


Thank you for that advice. My vertical is not 36", so I had concerns about getting up on that size box. I'll see how much I gain keeping the legs tucked at the top.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:58 PM   #7
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Re: Milk Crates for Box Jumps

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Does anyone use stacked milk crates for box jumps? If so, how do you hold them together and anchor them?

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Don't do it... its a good way to destroy all the tendons and muscles in your ankles/calves should you break through the top of the milk crate!!

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Old 07-26-2008, 07:49 PM   #8
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Re: Milk Crates for Box Jumps

Thanks everyone...good advice. I will either make some for real or buy some!
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:59 PM   #9
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Re: Milk Crates for Box Jumps

I just use random things - 22" deck, higher wood barrier thingy, two concrete walls of different hights (happy to say I made the 39" wall recently!)

I actually like walls - the vertical side somehow makes it seem safer if I miss.
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