buying a home squat rack

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  1. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    remember it is just the rack. No lat attachment, weights. but as long as it's not built horribly cheap it looks like a good deal

     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    New York Barbell:
    1" Round Solid Steel Pins
    Distance between holes - 2"
    28 Holes with numbers for Adjustments
    Heavy Duty "J" Hooks
    Olympic Plate Holder
    CHINNING BAR ON FRONT
    Deep Knurled Front Chinning Bar
    White Powder Coated
    26" Distance between Posts
    SIZE: 48.5" X 42" X 82.5"H - 152 lbs.

    Sam's Club
    Wide "walk-in" design
    18 adjustment levels
    Upright pillars are a full 24" apart for free motion
    41" wide bar
    Heat tempered lift-offs and saber-style safety rods keep your workouts simple, safe and effective
    Assembled Dimensions: 81"H x 71"L x 66"W
    Barbells, weights, mat, lat attachment and sleeves sold separately
     
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    I have the one from new york barbells. It's served me well for a long time.
     
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    Racks are straight forward, its the benches that get tricky.


    EDIT: Unless you lift heavy, then its all tricky.
     
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    totally agree with you. my first bench was way too high and couldn't comfortably plant my feet. my second bench that i use now, the height is fine but the pad width is too narrow. and i think that's fuckin with my bench press.
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    I have this bench:
    http://newyorkbarbells.com/90655.html

    I just put it in the squat rack.
     
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    Most people don't get their feet back far enough from what i've seen at work. Another, is that they don't check the weigh limit of the bench. Most of the benches have a 300lb. total limit ( user weight plus lifted weight).

    Racks are the same except that the rack has to have the proper sized base for HEAVY lifting (over 300lb.) and the catches are going to be better for 300+ pound catches.

    CLIFFS: Make sure what you buy suits what you're lifting now and what you plan on lifting in the future. Otherwise, you'll end up buy new equipment.
     
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    How much does shipping cost on those, do ya remember? :eek3:

    And what are you doing with your rack/bench now? Gonna store it or try and sell it? just curious.
     
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    Looks good. I wasn't trashing on anyones equipment, i was just making sure that he was aware that most manufacturers don't have the weight limit required for a serious lifter.
     
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    free shipping.

    and I'm torn on what to do with my stuff since I'm moving. I mean it's not like it'll go bad just sitting there ya know? And if I sold it it'd have to be local because there is no way I'm shipping that shit.
     
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    oh I know don't worry.

    this equipment has worked extremely well for me.
     
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    Damn, thats sweet as hell about the free shipping.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Good advice! How can I found out how much this cheaper sam's club rack can hold? definitely something to look into.

     
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    You probably have to go to the manufacturers website. They go as low as 300 total pounds!

    A good way to tell is to check the warranty. If its lifetime, then its probably well outside your lifting level.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I just noticed the Sam's club one has 100 dollars shipping. Since you give thumbs up on the new york barbell I'll get that one for the same price :bowdown:

    thanks all, F&N = awesome help

     
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    Getting one shipped is probably a pain in the ass.
     
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    It isn't
     
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