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Old 07-24-2013, 02:46 AM   #1
Rob Bowes
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Jerk blocks

I have opted for squat stands and some form of jerk blocks as opposed to a power rack. I'm considering this design:

Is anyone aware of any cheaper alternatives to buying the timber and knocking it together. I'm looking at 600lb capacity.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
John Donovan
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Re: Jerk blocks

I'm currently building these blocks. I've had to build in stages due to cost(about $300) but these are very well designed and should stand up to anything I'll throw at it.
32/5'10"/233. 500m row-1:39/1000m row-3:53/2k row- 8:12/DL-495, FS-325, Back squat- 440, Press-205, Snatch-96kg, C&J-121Kg, 5k run- 27:30
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
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Re: Jerk blocks

The cost for materials in Colorado was about $550 dollars, so I am out again!!
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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Re: Jerk blocks

Originally Posted by Tim Trujillo View Post
The cost for materials in Colorado was about $550 dollars, so I am out again!!
Yeah, I agree with the cost issue. If you need to drop $600 to build those wooden ones, you might as well save another $100 and buy the nice metal ones from Pendlay.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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Re: Jerk blocks (WFS) these might do it... depends on what you're doing with the 600lbs!
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