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Old 11-18-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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Squat belt + blocks

So I have a squat belt that I used when at a box.

Would usually just use plyo boxes to stand on and use the weight in between them.

Since I am at home and starting some lifting with my boys I'm looking for something they can stand on securely and do the same exercise well.

I'm thinking of maybe a cinder block or two or maybe buying two ballistic blocks. The blocks would provide plyo space for them too (no room in garage for plyo boxes)

Any other thoughts on some items that would work well and have a small footprint?

I like the rogue ballistic blocks because they stack and are usable for plyo also. Cinder blocks are cheap but painful if you miss a jump (and make a mess as they crumble). I also don't have a ton of tools to build some wooden platform
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:30 PM   #2
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So I have a squat belt that I used when at a box.

Would usually just use plyo boxes to stand on and use the weight in between them.

Since I am at home and starting some lifting with my boys I'm looking for something they can stand on securely and do the same exercise well.

I'm thinking of maybe a cinder block or two or maybe buying two ballistic blocks. The blocks would provide plyo space for them too (no room in garage for plyo boxes)

Any other thoughts on some items that would work well and have a small footprint?

I like the rogue ballistic blocks because they stack and are usable for plyo also. Cinder blocks are cheap but painful if you miss a jump (and make a mess as they crumble). I also don't have a ton of tools to build some wooden platform

i use this in my garage and we also have them at our gym (link SFW):

http://www.lowes.com/pd_28997-676-11...ductId=3133701

you can buy them in different heights and sizes and they are very stable. we have kids that jump on them and we have adults that stand on them for jumping pullups or step ups.
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:27 PM   #3
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Re: Squat belt + blocks

That's a great way to think outside the box

My concern would be with a 100lb child holding up to 90lbs (not sure how high he might go yet) standing on two of those and squatting.

The chance of one of them slipping seems high?

I do like the edges for being round for a box jump though. How heavy of a person have you had jumping onto one of these? Does it move a lot?
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That's a great way to think outside the box

My concern would be with a 100lb child holding up to 90lbs (not sure how high he might go yet) standing on two of those and squatting.

The chance of one of them slipping seems high?

I do like the edges for being round for a box jump though. How heavy of a person have you had jumping onto one of these? Does it move a lot?
i can do some tests for you in a couple of days if you want. i know that i sat on it with 275 on my back and it held up and i also know that my wife used it for box jumps and sh was about 160lbs at the time.
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