Building home gym: found a cheap solution?

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    n99nyrwg New Member

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    http://www.homegymcentral.com/marcy_weight_bench_mwb_2001.html
    $200 (not fromt he place linked above)

    Upsides:
    -Let's me do pretty much all of the major workouts. Could do everything from the modified Bill Starrs routine with it. Squats, goodmornings, benches, shoulder press, etc.
    -It's cheap, so it's a good starter
    -It's small, so it easily fits in my basement (Most racks won't cause of low ceiling)

    Downsides:
    -It's cheap, it's not going to last me 10 years, but it should last at least 3 which will make it more than a good buy at $200.
    -No squat safety rail.

    So do you guys see anything else wrong with this? Besides that it's not a rack and it's not a gym membership.
     
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    you get what you pay for. I'd break that thing within a month
     
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    look on craigs list or something
     
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    I saw that link posted a few times before on this board. I couldn't find anything close to the price of the bench I found with the features it has. I also saw the bench in person and it's mostly all metal, so I think it will definitely last 3 years as long as I'm not an ass with it.

    Eventually I want to get a squat rack or power rack or something like that. But for now I think this will hold me off.

    *Also, someone needs to redo the newyorkbarbells site.
     
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    It looks pretty decent, but then I'd have to pay shipping and because of the way they do things I have no idea what that will be until after I've purchased it.......

    Also, for the squat part, the things that look like they are supposed to hold the bar don't look like they'll do very well.

    But does anyone have this bench and could give me their opinions on it?
     
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    go cheap now = go expensive later.
     
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    I agree, but that's basically what I'm planning on anyway. I don't have the room for a squat rack (ceiling is too low) right now. But in 2-3 years I probably will. So right now I just want something that will get me through this summer and maybe next.

    Thanks for all of the responses, I appreciate it.

    I really want to hear if anyone has that newyorkbarbells bench, that does seem a little better built.
     
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    how tall is your ceiling?
     
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