Stackable Jerk Box Plans
These plans will guide you through a step-by-step process of how to build your own stackable jerk box. These boxes cost only $175 to build, where other plans suggest spending $300 or more.
What are jerk boxes?
Jerk boxes are a raised, stable platform that allow you to dump your weight from the overhead position, without cleaning the weight again to raise it to the rack position.
If you’re serious about training your lifts, you’ll need to break down olympic lifts to their component parts. It’s easy enough to train your cleans and snatches, since you pull the weight from the ground, but training jerks is another story.
You’re probably familiar with this scenario:
Your doing a 3-3-3-3-3 set of jerks from a squat rack, or maybe a 1-1-1-1-1-1-1, but as soon as you get to your goal weight, you need someone to assist you get the weight back on the rack.
Jerk boxes allow you to attempt multiple reps without cleaning the weight to the rack position. In short, they help you improve your jerk.
They can also double as a low squat rack that doesn’t require you to lower the weight into position. If you’re doing overhead squats, simply finish your set and drop the weight on the boxes.
As soon as I built these, I hit a personal record by 10lbs.
About the plans:
The goal of these plans was to build quality jerk boxes that would hold up and last years but not cost a hefty $300. These plans will guide you to a jerk box for approximately $175, which is half of what others estimate.
These plans were created to not only show that quality jerk boxes can be built on a budget, but to show you how.
The plans walk step by step through the process, with photos of the steps along the way. Using these plans you will build a 23″ x 40″ stackable jerk box.
How does this work? If I buy the plans, what happens?
When you click Add to Cart, and checkout, you’ll follow the steps to pay with paypal (you can pay with a credit card if you don’t have a paypal account). After that, you will be redirected to a thank you page, and will receive a download link in your email.
What if I don’t like the plans?
What’s the big difference in these plans and others?
Good question. Essentially, these plans call for longer pieces of lumber, which keeps the cost down. They also use 2x12s, which creates fewer stacks, and altogether less lumber and hardware. Additionally they call for less columns in the middle. These plans are based on a 4 column design, which, in our experience has held up and not broken down at all. The last difference is that the top is not made up of 4x4s, rather a plywood and 2×12 sandwich.
With these plans you’ll save money and time. We’ve done the planning and thinking to remove the guess-work. If you have any questions about the plans, send me an email. If you’re not sure, just look over the plans and photos after your purchase and if you don’t feel like they’ll work for you, no problem. Just let me know and I’ll refund your money.