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Making Boxes for Squats?

Am going build some boxes this weekend so I can start box squatting.

Anybody have suggestions on how to build these and dimensions?


I built 2 boxes. The first was 4 2’ 2x4’s on their side formed into a square. Then cut another to fit in the middle. Covered with a 1/2 in square of plywood.

The second was the same, except replace the 2x4’s with 2x8’s.

Then stack 2x2 mats on top as need be to reach whatever heights you need.

Where do you get 2x2 mats?

mattwray - thanks a bunch! Am going to get these done asap.

You can usually buy rubber mats from a local feed and tackle shop. Then just cut them to size.