Milk Crates Burlington VT
Back when I started working out I was a student with little money for food, let alone fancy fitness equipment. My very fist cardio workout consisted of a used Tae Bo VHS tape, old sweats and 2 water jugs filled with sand, which I used as hand-held weights. When I began resistance training I used a milk crate filled with a few phone books to perform deadlifts and the staircase to my basement did double-duty as a stepper and my calf raise station.
See, in reality you can get in a full workout at home without store-bought fitness equipment. All it takes is a little ingenuity. So, the next time you see a plywood box or a plastic milk crate at the side of the road, don't pass it by.
This curbside find could easily transpire into:
- A sturdy container to hold books for deadlifts.
- A low step for aerobics, step exercises or calve raises.
- A squat stool or weightlifting stool for seated bicep curls, triceps extensions, etc.
Over the years I've became more serious about working out, but I still use the same plastic storage crate in my workouts in the following ways:
- Stand on the right side of a milk crate.
- Jump up on it with your left leg.
- Jump down and jump onto the left side of the crate with your right leg.
Once this became too easy, I strapped on ankle weights. My workout lasts precisely 30 minutes. If you like, crate jump in front of your favorite ½-hour sitcom for motivation and to keep track of the time.
I guarantee this move will strengthen your entire lower body you'll feel it from your glutes all the way down to your ankles.