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StLRPh
05-01-2010, 05:26 PM
I've been saving up and am ready for my next purchase. I wanted to get some input from others.
I currently own:
Pendlay Econ Bar
Bumpers - 35s & 45s
Weights - about 300lbs
Plate loaded thick handled dumbells
Pillars of Power (for spotting)
Squat Rack
Capts of Crush grippers
Starter set of Iron Woody Bands
12in wide bench
30lb kettlebell
56lb kettlebell

Can't get a sled or prowler b/c the wife is adamantly opposed to me using either of those around the house :tuttut: I may get a tire and use that at some point.

What would be the next thing that you would recommend? I have about $500 right now.

Thoughts are:
GHD - http://www.theg2scart.com/Garage_Gym_GHD_p/g2ghd.htm
Texas Power bar
Free standing Pull-up/Dip station
Grappler
Board Vest
Power Cage - save up some more and get one mid-summer

Any other suggestions? What would you get?

Liftersize
05-01-2010, 07:59 PM
Get the GHR! Has seriously helped my squats

Murph1001
05-01-2010, 08:06 PM
I second the GHR.

Brian Hopper
05-01-2010, 09:25 PM
I would buy the GHR!!!

Clifford Gillmore
05-01-2010, 10:09 PM
I would be inclined to get a power-rack instead. You can still do GHRs with a few 2x4s sitting on the pins in a rack, adding resistance with bands. You can also do your dips/chins in the rack too. With the GHR your only buying only a few extra exercises, and at the level you are at now it might not be the wisest investment.

SELK
05-01-2010, 10:35 PM
power cage without a doubt. GHRs are ok, but there is just so much more you can do with a full cage. rack pulls, good mornings from pins, extra space to squat, reverse band deads, etc.

Clifford Gillmore
05-01-2010, 10:38 PM
I like it when you agree with me :)

Cmanuel
05-01-2010, 11:47 PM
Hey man, what about finding a welder in your area? I've got a friend that said he could weld up a rack for 500-600 for me this summer... just a thought.

SELK
05-02-2010, 02:43 AM
I like it when you agree with me :)

haha:evillaugh:


Hey man, what about finding a welder in your area? I've got a friend that said he could weld up a rack for 500-600 for me this summer... just a thought.

You can get a good rack, that has been tested as well as has a proven design for that kind of money or even less. I got my rack used for about $150 and ive squatted 855 a few times out of it with no problems. Its just a cheap bodysolid rack.

StLRPh
05-02-2010, 06:53 AM
Thanks for the input. There's one more local guy that I'm waiting on a quote from.

I had originally thought about using my neighbor for a cage but he said it would end up costing about the same locally as I could get ordering.

mastermonster
05-04-2010, 01:24 AM
The Power rack I bought is a Power-Tech and it's rated for 1500 lbs. It's 2 1/2 inch 11 gauge frame. Several internet companies have it for 475 dollars shipped unless it's went up in the last 2-3 months. I love this rack! I'd go with this rack if you have 500 to spend. Take a look at the pictures I have up of 'Monster Barbell' to see ours. We had a 'Poor Mans" monolift head made for it also.

StLRPh
05-04-2010, 06:57 AM
The Power rack I bought is a Power-Tech and it's rated for 1500 lbs. It's 2 1/2 inch 11 gauge frame. Several internet companies have it for 475 dollars shipped unless it's went up in the last 2-3 months. I love this rack! I'd go with this rack if you have 500 to spend. Take a look at the pictures I have up of 'Monster Barbell' to see ours. We had a 'Poor Mans" monolift head made for it also.

I've had my eye on this one for the last few days. Thanks for the info. I'll probably be ordering it in the next week or so.

Learning2Lift
05-04-2010, 10:08 AM
Save up and get Westside's new R3 rack. $800.

douglasoh5
05-04-2010, 01:36 PM
Def get a decent power rack. One of the elite or westside one. and I like a 45 hyper more than a ghr

ehubbard
05-04-2010, 02:56 PM
Def get a decent power rack. One of the elite or westside one. and I like a 45 hyper more than a ghr

^This

I have the 2x2 rack from Elite and I doubt I will ever have to buy another rack ever again. Only regret is not getting the band pegs. I got a used back extension on Craigslist for 80 bucks and I can do GHR's on it. They are more difficult to do on a back extension than a GHR.

StLRPh
05-15-2010, 04:56 PM
The Power rack I bought is a Power-Tech and it's rated for 1500 lbs. It's 2 1/2 inch 11 gauge frame. Several internet companies have it for 475 dollars shipped unless it's went up in the last 2-3 months. I love this rack! I'd go with this rack if you have 500 to spend. Take a look at the pictures I have up of 'Monster Barbell' to see ours. We had a 'Poor Mans" monolift head made for it also.

Bought this about 5 minutes ago. Found it for $449 shipped to my door. Thanks everyone for the input.