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Old 06-10-2008, 10:04 AM   #11
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Yeah, and plus you don't just want a squat rack you want an adjustable rack so you can do everything in it....that would get very expensive to design an weld...but just buying a "squat rack" and not a "power rack" is a waste of money, imo.

Here is a unit that would work for you....

http://www.gymcor.com/bocomuprsqra.html

74 inches high. As you can see you have adjustable safefty catches. The only drawback is that the "pins" are not adjustable but are just hooks set at pre-determined height. However that can be worked with since there are plenty of levels....

Be careful about the width though. I was just looking at one from newyork barbells and realized the thing is only 46 inches wide This one I linked above is 64 inches.

Here's another one that would work well:

http://bodybuildingequipment.ericsgy...rack/index.htm

Edit* NM about the width. I got out my measuring tape and realized that mine is 47 inches wide (from upright edge to edge). I was thinking it was much wider but the width of mine is perfectly fine and 64 inches is actually way too wide, duh. I think the width on that bodysolid unit is a misprint.

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:17 AM   #12
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So here is the one from NewYork barbells...

http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/pro93120.html

Cheaper than the other ones.

This is the updated version of the machine I have for hi/low pulley:

http://www.backtrainer.com/Lat-Machine.html

It's 82 inches high but as you can see you should be able to place it in between two beams (what I do). This is nicer than mine since it has no cable change technology and mine doesn't even have a foot plate for the low pulley work like this one does.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:30 PM   #13
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Thanks! I thought I needed a power rack but the half rack looks like it will do fine. With the half rack have you ever tried doing a 1 rep max and couldn't make it? I guess you rest the bar on the large safety bars and not the fixed posts?
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You might find some in your area with craigslist.com just look ubder sports equipment....thats where I found my rack for $40.00
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I had never thought about welding a cage!! I have a welder. As far as the abilities, just read on it, practice, get good enough to make good welds (note, good welds does not necessarily mean nice-looking welds!) Steel is pretty pricey, but you can make it out of scrap steel, and some patience. That, and add gussets where joints meet/welds are made. Anybody interested in buying a custom-made squat rack or bench ??

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Ya if you had a welder with big enough capacity, you made sure all your material was properly cleaned before welding, and you had good clean cut joints that butt up nice and had beveled edges then you'd be fine. Also, you'd have to know how to use the machine. lol

I only suggest making one if you are confident in your welding skills and I take no responsibilities to any injury to yourself whatsoever. lol Just to cover my ass.

But I agree with Joker, the best would be to find a used one if you could. The things never really wear out if they're in a home gym.

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Old 06-10-2008, 11:42 PM   #17
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Any of you guys know of any good squat stands? I am a wide-grip squatter and can't use a power rack because the damn frame extends to far out for me to place my hands for a wide grip.
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With the half rack have you ever tried doing a 1 rep max and couldn't make it? I guess you rest the bar on the large safety bars and not the fixed posts?
Usually you use the safety bars. You set them where you need them and you're good to go. There are very few things that you can't do...and those are things most people never heard of
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I think I finally found what I was looking for. Here is a link to the bodysolid power rack with lat bar & weight stack. It even comes with a pullup bar. Does anyone have this one or something similar? How is it for flat benching and incline benching?

http://www.bodysolid.com/images/Item/489HiRes-3.jpg
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looks nice...how much?
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