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Old 02-04-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
Mark A James
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Garage Gym Store Squat Stands

http://www.theg2scart.com/Garage_Gym...nds_p/7005.htm (link work/family safe)

Does anyone have any experience with these? They are $200 and are adjustable from 40" to 67" in 3" increments. They are independent stands (no crossbar holding them together) so I'm not sure how stable they are. I'm looking for a good squat/bench stand and I'm tight on space/budget and these seem to be a decent option. However, they don't appear to have a plastic guard for the bar. If anyone has any comments, please let me know. Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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Re: Garage Gym Store Squat Stands

One of the local affiliates just ordered some of these.

http://bodybuildingequipment.ericsgy...line/index.htm YOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE. A little sturdier.. and $20 cheaper
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:31 AM   #3
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Re: Garage Gym Store Squat Stands

Hey - I don't have any experience with these, but you can build a squat rack for less than half of that...I just did in January. I used the search function and found these pictures: (search for "squat rack" in titles under advanced search)

http://picasaweb.google.com/caseydarwinstein/SquatRack# (w/f/s)

Mine has held up great so far and I did it by myself - didn't need a second pair of hands, although it would have been nice. I think the materials set me back about $90 or so...one box of 3" screws, some 2x4s, some 2x6s, and some lead pipe with fittings to hold the bar.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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Re: Garage Gym Store Squat Stands

That's awesome.. but.. if i tried to build that.. oh my.. that is like a 150 F'bomb project for sure.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:24 AM   #5
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Re: Garage Gym Store Squat Stands

Joe~

how did you secure it to the floor, if at all? Nice set up.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:20 AM   #6
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Re: Garage Gym Store Squat Stands

Floor is not secured at all on mine. I have it very secure on the back wall of the rack, and it has held everything together just fine. My garage is 13' tall as well, so I don't have it supported on the top either, but this was my reasoning of using mostly 2x6 instead of 2x4. All the pieces are either connected to the back wall or connected to a piece that is connected to the back wall...I didn't want anything to be free flowing out there.

It was a fun project for the January blues.

And again, I found those pics on here and just modeled mine after it...
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:59 PM   #7
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Re: Garage Gym Store Squat Stands

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One of the local affiliates just ordered some of these.

http://bodybuildingequipment.ericsgy...line/index.htm A little sturdier.. and $20 cheaper
I use this rack and it's pretty decent for the price. No safety bars, but if you're using bumpers, less of an issue since you can dump the bar.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:57 PM   #8
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Re: Garage Gym Store Squat Stands

Eric,

I shot water through my nose all over the computer monitor when when I read this. I will have to quote this and give you full credit.

"that is like a 150 F'bomb project for sure."

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Old 02-05-2009, 03:07 PM   #9
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Re: Garage Gym Store Squat Stands

Check this out. Best one on the planet.

http://texasstrengthsystems.com/IPFstylesquatstands.htmlYOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.

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Old 02-05-2009, 04:15 PM   #10
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Re: Garage Gym Store Squat Stands

I would be more sold if the company was professional enough to provide a clear picture
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