I am deciding between these three benches:
Since the Powertec bench does not come with the leg attachment, I am leaning towards one of the other two. Any comments on comparing these benches would be appreciated.
those dont come with the barbell set do they?
None of them come with the barbell set.
I would look around for on ehtat has a squat rack built into it. I think the second one may have but cant tell. That is if you dont have one already have one
ive had good experience with the powertec, ive got a fantastic rack and bench from them, super heavy duty, good quality.
Before I would buy anything, I would check out the ads in Muscular Development and Muscle and Fitness mags. I priced everything that I would want to put in my basement once I have my own place, and it wasnt too bad. I can't remember the exact site! Just a thought!
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For now, I'll just get a wrap around rack, this style: http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/92565.html and use the bench I have with the barbell supports removed. I'll get the new bench later, or if I get enough money for my birthday, I'll get both in August. If not, I'll just get the wrap around rack in August, and get the bench in December.
Hey, that's a decent rack! I'm looking to put a few things in my basement (just bought a house), and a decent rack is first on the list. I'm gonna check locally here first (I live in York, PA, home of "York Barbell", just look at the plates in your gym).Originally Posted by Sampson777
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it looks like you could bench in that rack... just get a freestanding bench to save some money to mabye get some dumbells or somethingOriginally Posted by Sampson777
What do you think of this option:
It gives me the option of putting the car in the garage in case of a hail or snow storm.
http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/96031.html Would also be an option.
Along with http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/pro99990.html
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i think thats a better choice. that vertical rack looks pretty slick. ive never experienced one so idonno how sturdy it would be though?Originally Posted by Sampson777
Much better off with a rack and bench without barbell support IMO. If you get the rack then you won't really need the leg attachment which kind of gets in the way most of the time hwen you arent using it.
Think I'll get a cage.