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Foam for Box Squats


#1

Has anyone purchased this locally in your area?

I love elite, but I'm not spending 130 plus 70 for shipping on foam. Westside has some for cheaper but they have been out of stock for a while. Just curious if anyone had found some so I didn't have to do any legwork.

Thanks

Monopoly


#2

You might find some in a craft store or a
fabric shop.

If not, look for an upholstery shop. They
might sell you a piece.

Rick


#3

One more thought. If you can't find foam
thick enough to suit you, you can stack
them up and glue them together.

Rick


#4

Thanks Rick, that is just about where I am at. Found 2 local places, so I will be going shopping tomorrow. Thanks for the help.

Monopoly


#5

If I remember correctly, the foam they use in Westside's A LOT denser and harder to compress than "normal" foam.


#6

It is. we have some similar foam and it hardly gives when you stand on it.


#7

Just thought I would give an update here for anyone who cares.

I went to a local upholstery place and picked up a 6" square of the hardest, densest stuff they had. Was still softer than I wanted, but thought it was worth trying for only 30 bucks.

Very happy so far. For me, it has taken most of the shock and compression out of a normal box and it's harder to get off than just the box.

If anyone has wanted to try the foam, I would advise going this route. Can't beat it for the money.

Monopoly


#8

Then what's the point?


#9

Nice, I've been looking for some foam for box squats and my ghetto rigged hyperextenstion setup. I'll have to try that.


#10

The point is, with only 250lbs of bodyweight you don't want it to budge. Add another 600lbs of bar weight and it's going to sink.

Monopoly


#11

Oh yeah. Guess I'm a little slow on the up-take.