Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Equipment

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-23-2010, 01:32 PM   #1
Cassidy Drake
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 74
Default Building plyo boxes

Long ago I saw a great description on the CF forum. Alas I cant find it though, and am looking to build some boxes for our opening. Any of you have some good links?
Cassidy Drake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
Tyler Micheli
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 35
Default

Greg's jerk blocks could also function as plyo boxes.
http://www.cathletics.com/articles/i...ty&shortyID=52

Or the crossfit articles are below (google searched "plyo box construction")
http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf...plyo_boxes.pdf

Lincoln's original thread before he wrote the guide
http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=12749&page=1
Tyler Micheli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 04:59 AM   #3
Derek Simonds
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Deland, FL
Posts: 4,231
Default

Tyler beat me to it. I built two sets of plyo boxes off those plans and they are bullet proof. I used 1/2 inch plywood. The first set was those dimensions and the second set I scaled down to 16 inches tall.
__________________
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

http://westvolusiawellness.com/
Derek Simonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 11:25 AM   #4
Dave Van Skike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,738
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyler Micheli View Post
Greg's jerk blocks could also function as plyo boxes.
http://www.cathletics.com/articles/i...ty&shortyID=52

Or the crossfit articles are below (google searched "plyo box construction")
http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf...plyo_boxes.pdf

Lincoln's original thread before he wrote the guide
http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=12749&page=1
+1 on the blocks...

i built a slightly beefier version of Greg's blocks, they are also good for loading heavy stones/kegs/sandbags. jumping on, sitting and drinking on and do make a handy buffet table in a pinch.
__________________
Practical Strength
Dave Van Skike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 06:51 AM   #5
Mark Fenner
Member
 
Mark Fenner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 165
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Van Skike View Post
+1 on the blocks...

i built a slightly beefier version of Greg's blocks, they are also good for loading heavy stones/kegs/sandbags. jumping on, sitting and drinking on and do make a handy buffet table in a pinch.
How did you beef them up? Thicker wood and/or more cross supports?

Best,
Mark
Mark Fenner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator