Learn How To Build Your Own Plyometrics Box For Working Out At Home

Buying fancy plyometrics exercise equipment online can cost a fortune, but this DIY box will save you a lot of money. It’s perfect if you want to get buff and save some cash.

Plyometrics is all about the intense working of various muscle groups in short intervals in time. Variations on squats, push-ups, planks and jumping are all types of workouts you can do with your own “plyo box”. This video from The Art of Manliness shows you how to build your own plyo box for cheap that won’t fall apart or topple over when you exercise with it. The whole thing is made out of basic plywood, and it can be rotated to give you three different heights to work with. Online, plyo boxes can go for hundreds of dollars, so this is a lot cheaper. Plus, you don’t have to go the gym. You can find the complete written instructions at the link below.

How to Make a 3-in-1 Plyometric Box [The Art of Manliness]


  • Some more tips that i’d like to add:

    1. Know the number of calories you need to grow bigger

    Your calorie needs depend on your age, gender, current weight and how active your lifestyle is. For the sake of simplicity, multiply your current weight in pounds to 20. If you weigh 130 pounds, that’s 130 x20 = 2600 calories daily. This might come as a shock if you’re not used to eating that much in a day.

    2. Exercise big muscle groups to jumpstart the muscle building process

    Studies show that training big muscle groups jumpstarts the muscle building process leading to faster and bigger muscle gains. Make sure you involve these muscle groups at least once a week. The largest muscle groups are the leg, back and chest muscles.

    3. Lift progressively

    As your muscles get used to the heavy load, you may need to shock it by constantly changing the weight you lift. If you used 100 pounds on your bench press during your first week of training, try to add 10 pounds for the second week. Add another 10 pounds on the following week and so on. The same goes for other body parts.

    Progressive lifting makes sure that your muscles don’t get complacent and stop growing. The additional weight tells your body to grow more muscle fibers to keep up with the load. Watch yourself get bigger and stronger every week.

    4. if you’re just starting out or are looking to try a new routine, then try a proven workout program. B e careful though there are a lot of cons out there a good site that has in depth reviews on a number of workout programs is http://workoutprogramreview.com/

    5. Alter your exercise routine

    If you’re working out three times a day training two body parts, try to spread it to six days working only on one body part per day. If you’re doing chest and biceps on Mondays and back and triceps on Wednesdays, make it chest and triceps then back and biceps. This puts more stress on the common muscle groups (biceps and triceps) forcing your body to grow more muscle fibers.

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