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Old 09-03-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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For those with home gyms.... well just a bench and some weights, How do you add more weight to your bench without a spotter. I have one, but he is not really being consistent with coming to my house to train (he is whipped by the ball and chain) I need to get above what I am benching now but can't seem to get in a good work out because of the lack of a spotter. Going to a gym is out of the question. The only other alternative is a nautilus weight system. This however doesn't feel quite like a normal bench press because I am sitting up and pushing the weight out and not up. Same goes for the incline bench (my really weak point) I need some suggestions on how to get around my predicament.

Thank you gentlemen for any help with my problem.

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my bench has some safety bars....i just use them...

gotta know your limits too
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Probably not what you want to hear, just get a rack. You can then Bench, squat, shoulder press, rack pull.....in somewhat compleat safety.

I bought mine off of craigskist for like $50.00

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Thank you gentlemen, Pity if you could post some pics of your safety bars that would be awsome.
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There are lots of options, but first... do you own or rent?

The easiest may be to build some self spotting stands from lumber.
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You'll want something that is very strong. Something that can withstand the force of whatever weight you are using in a static situation as well as if you were to drop it (shit happen might as well be safe). It should be just as high as your chest when puffed up/arched back if you have to put the weight down you can exhale and unarch and get out from under the bar.

That would be my take on it.

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You could always have a welder make you something like this...
http://www6.mailordercentral.com/iro...sp?number=1227
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For now I rent, but I just got a new job that starts tomorrow so hopefully a house will be on the horizon. One that I can build a gym in (as already I told the wife).
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sits at chest level with i'm arched and ready to go...so i can set it down and slide out underneath it.

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thank you sir, now i just have to figure out a way to get that made.
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