Milk Crates Las Cruces NM

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.

Sports Authority
(505) 344-9001
4720 Alexander Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(505) 881-8082
Winrock Mall, 2100 Louisiana Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Outdoor Adventures
(505) 521-1922
Missouri At Solano
Las Cruces, NM
 
Olhausen Pool Tables
(505) 524-4337
2255 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(505) 275-4990
1915 Juan Tabo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Sports Authority
(505) 473-3555
Santa Fe Place/Villa Linda Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Road, #1404
Santa Fe, NM
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Big 5 Sporting Goods
(505) 522-0555
3060 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 
Sportsman's Warehouse
(505) 556-8400
200 N Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
 
Gardenswartz Team Sales
(505) 526-4030
2211 N Main St
Las Cruces, NM
 
Pro Shop the
(505) 744-5767
1159 Hyde Ave
Truth or Consequence, NM
 

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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:

  1. A sturdy container to hold books for deadlifts.
  2. A low step for aerobics, step exercises or calve raises.
  3. 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:

Crate Jumping

  1. Stand on the right side of a milk crate.
  2. Jump up on it with your left leg.
  3. 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.

1-Legged Lunges

I guarantee this move will strengthen your entire lower body you'll feel it from your glutes all the way down to your ankles.

  1. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, I place my right toe up on my crate (Figure 01).
  2. I lower my torso in a lunge motion, bending my left knee at a right angle so that my torso is vertical to the floor (Figure 02).
  3. Remember to keep your abs tight, shoulders and hips squared and facing forward.
  4. I rise up by pushing hard through my left he...

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