Re: Squat stands w/ spotter arms vs power rack
big issue with squat stands versus spotter arms for me would be that you wouldn't be able to do rack pulls on the spotter arms.
obviously the cage has more functionality too with the band pegs, pullup bar and the ability to go wide on your squats or deads.
im saving up my money for an R3.
i have squat stands now and im hate going heavy on my squats even with bumpers and stall mats.