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Old 09-20-2007, 08:56 AM   #11
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

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If you do anything with more than 405 pounds, you'll need iron plates as well. The 45 pound bumpers are pretty fat and will only fit about 4 per side. Unless you go with competition bumpers and those aren't cheap $$$$$$.
Ok great tip. I am now doing anything over 400 yet I am only DL'n 340 but I could see that goping over 400 in the next year.

Are there any good squat racks that have a pullup bar and dip bar on it? WOuld this be better to save space? Has anyone used them are they rock solid?
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:16 AM   #12
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

http://www.3dsxtreme.com/power_racks.asp WSF

Has a pullup bar and won't move when you kip if you put plates on the pins in the back.

Dips? That's what the rings are for!
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:17 AM   #13
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

Typically power racks have a pullup bar. The racks are usually 7' tall. at 6' 2" this was almost usuable. If you don't bolt or weight them down kipping can get interesting.

I saw someone recently laying wood across the "safety bars" of a power rack for dips. Better just to use rings exclusively for dips. Some racks do have dip attachments.
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:35 AM   #14
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

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http://www.3dsxtreme.com/power_racks.asp WSF

Has a pullup bar and won't move when you kip if you put plates on the pins in the back.

Dips? That's what the rings are for!

Good Point
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:09 PM   #15
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

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http://www.3dsxtreme.com/power_racks.asp WSF

Has a pullup bar and won't move when you kip if you put plates on the pins in the back.

Dips? That's what the rings are for!
Hey Leonid,

Have you ordered from 3dsxtreme.com before? I'm ready to order a power rack and its $259 shipped there, vs $299 shipped from newyorkbarbells.com. However, I emailed 3dsxtreme on Friday morning and haven't received a response. Their security certificate expired a few weeks ago as well. :-\

I emailed newyorkbarbells.com this morning and asked if they'd price-match, or at least ship a couple other smaller items for free along with the rack if I bought from them. I haven't received a response from them either.

hmm...
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:30 PM   #16
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Jeff, Anthony is right, I use 2 Bumper 45s per side, then fill in weight with iron 35's. My single in the DL is around 600, and it works fine. Although I have to use 2 big pairs of vise grips to hold the last weights on. Collars are to thick.
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:10 PM   #17
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

http://board.crossfit.com/attachment...2&d=1187523573
(Work/Family Safe.)

For under $1000, you can have everything CrossFit uses except a GHD and kettlebells.
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:51 PM   #18
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Jeff, Anthony is right, I use 2 Bumper 45s per side, then fill in weight with iron 35's. My single in the DL is around 600, and it works fine. Although I have to use 2 big pairs of vise grips to hold the last weights on. Collars are to thick.
Vise grips great idea, though I am still a ways from 600.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:52 PM   #19
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Adam, It works great, although I forgot to say that I put a peice of old inner tude around the bar to keep from gouging it.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:14 PM   #20
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Re: Cost for Home Gym?

Still a fan of making rings for $15 than shelling out $80...
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