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MixmasterNash
08-24-2006, 08:07 PM
I have ordered and just received this squat rack from NY barbell:
http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/93132.html

It appears to be decent quality and was quite stable with 225lbs on it. The kicker is that it is extremely cheap - $129 with free shipping (I think they tacked on an $8 handling fee) - and I got it in two days. It weights about 55lbs and is reasonably easy to move.

Pictures here. (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showpost.php?p=1466275&postcount=1358)

I'm sure that Ironmind and similar products are far better, but they are also 3x the price.

bigbadwolfe
08-24-2006, 09:23 PM
Do you train outside? I noticed the tarp over all your gear just wondering.
As for the rack very decent price looks fairly sturdy.
Wolfy!!!!

Sensei
08-25-2006, 06:05 AM
That looks awesome Mix. I'm very jealous.

Goodwinm
08-25-2006, 06:52 AM
Nice rack for the price man! Way to save money :D
mine cost £69.99 ($132) from Decathlon. Weighs about 80-100lbs id imagine.
And holds in the 200kg (440lb) range. Very strudy. Check this vid of me squatting to see what it looks like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEaymzpkZM0

manowar669
08-25-2006, 06:56 AM
I looked at those, but I'm holding out for a used cage. I want the safety "pins" so I can bench and do Mil Press without killing myself. And maybe a top bar to do pullups (although I can rig anything for that).

Goodwinm
08-25-2006, 06:58 AM
I looked at those, but I'm holding out for a used cage. I want the safety "pins" so I can bench and do Mil Press without killing myself. And maybe a top bar to do pullups (although I can rig anything for that).
I used my barbell on my squat rack for pullups. And for mil presses. Ive got spot catches aswell just incase i drop the weight.

MixmasterNash
08-25-2006, 08:33 AM
Yep, Wolfy, I train outside. I'm too lazy to train in the mornings so I suffer through the Carolina heat. The heat doesn't seem to negatively effect strength, but it definately kills endurance. I sweat enough to soak through a beach towel though.

Sensei - I've been jealous of your gym since day one.

mano - I, too, would like a proper power rack one day, but I don' have the space or money for one now. Plus this will serve dual purpose for olympic lifting once I build a platform and get bumpers.

Goodwinm - that squatting dump looked painful! My solution: saw horses. (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21617&d=1154731026) (They're adjustable, but at just the right height at the lowest position. The wood is screwed on and key for safety.)

Goodwinm
08-25-2006, 08:34 AM
good idea max!
and it was my pride that was hurt more :p lol.

Guido
08-25-2006, 09:00 AM
Goodwinm - that squatting dump looked painful! My solution: saw horses. (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21617&d=1154731026) (They're adjustable, but at just the right height at the lowest position. The wood is screwed on and key for safety.)Can saw horses hold enough weight???

MixmasterNash
08-25-2006, 10:59 AM
Can saw horses hold enough weight???
They are rated to 1200lbs each, which of course, is for a static load, evenly distributed. This is why the wood is so important -- if a weight is dropped, the soft wood will distribute the load.

But lowering 300-400lbs (ha! I wish) onto the two horses is well within my confidence of the horses' limits.

The only thing I'm worried about is lateral stability, but that seems okay.

manowar669
08-25-2006, 11:41 AM
My solution: saw horses. (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21617&d=1154731026) (They're adjustable, but at just the right height at the lowest position. The wood is screwed on and key for safety.)

Brilliant! I might just do what you have done, and it would save me time and $$$. I think I have those exact same saw horses, too! Now I just need a bench.

waynedang
08-25-2006, 03:19 PM
Guys look on e bay and do a local search for equip. People buy that stuff and then sell it for nothing!

Goodwinm
08-25-2006, 03:19 PM
Guys look on e bay and do a local search for equip. People buy that stuff and then sell it for nothing!
theres been hardly any squat racks on ebay when ive searched. but i have been on ebay uk and not USA cuz im not prepared to pay a 200 shipping charge lol.

waynedang
08-25-2006, 03:26 PM
yeah that would be a little high lol!!! They come and go but sometimes they are priced right if you drive to get it.