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    building squat rack

    guys check out my other thread: http://cybermessageboard.hypermart.n...pic.php?t=2620

    see if by hookin bolts or hooks i can make a squat rack and i really want to make a dip bar as well.

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    bump

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    Well just to let you know i would not suggest making a rack out of wood.
    There is a reason most equipment in the gym is made of steel because it can hold the load of the weight bearing down on it.
    I can see it being okay for a bar to do pull up's and chins. But if you want to make a rack, i dont think you are going to get what you are looking for using wood. If its money you are trying to save i understand your methods but steel is stronger in compression and tensional forces.
    Just do those excercises at the gym! Then you wont risk getting hurt
    Well good luck

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    im from vancouver where can i get a cheap rack squat or power

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    Sometimes you can find deals at Fitness Depot, but only when they have sales. There stuff will last a long time and im not sure how much a squat rack will run you though.
    Just browse around and im sure you'll find something you like.
    Ciao

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    there really expensive what are those hook bolts, question mark shaped, i can bold into a fallenge and try the weight on that??

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    similar setup to mine, looks like it worked for this guy:

    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=701660

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    How much do you value your life? I'd say more than $400.

    Go buy a proper rack, or risk the chance of having a serious accident (see reference to monetary value assignment).


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    Quote Originally Posted by ali23
    similar setup to mine, looks like it worked for this guy:

    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=701660
    At least that setup looks like it's anchored at the bottom AND the top. But, there's NO WAY it's safe to 800lbs. No way those pegs he has nailed into the beams are going to hold 800lbs safely. No way...

    I can almost guarantee that your rack is going to be falling apart very quickly if you are racking anything much more than 100lbs.

    I think that there are definately ways to make a safe squat rack out of wood. I'd look into a right-triangle type of design if it were me.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    My comment is a bit off topic, but maybe you should check craigslist for a use squat rack. I've seen squat racks go for $100. And they're similar to the ones you see at the gym too.

    just my .02

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