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Old 10-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
Jason Gusler
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Safety Straps

I searched the forum but didn't find anything on this topic so my apologies if this has been covered. I workout out at home alone and for squats and bench I have an old impex squat stand, my concern is that I have no way to catch the bar if I miss a rep. This doesn't bother me too bad on squats because I have bumpers and can dump the bar; however, with the bench it would be nice to have some sort of back up in case my arms disagree with lifting the weight off my chest. I had thought about hanging webbing from the ceiling in two loops to catch the barbell but i'm not sure if my ceiling would like that. Does anyone have any idea or thoughts?? Cheap as possible please.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: Safety Straps

Rogue makes safety straps that fit their rigs. They aren't cheap - but they are quite effective.

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http://www.roguefitness.com/strap-safety-systems.php
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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Re: Safety Straps

I don't have a rack so I would have no way to attach those all I have is the squat stands
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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Re: Safety Straps

If you are benching without a spotter, DON'T put clips on the bar. If you have to bail, you can slide the weights off the bar to recover by tilting the bar to one side and the other. It is not the best practice and you will be severely negative in cool points, but your throat should still be intact.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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Re: Safety Straps

I made two open-frame boxes out of 2x4s. They are sized to about one to two inches lower than the bottom of the bumpers when I squat to parallel. The opening at the end is just large enough to catch the bumpers. Some people use folding saw horses that are height adjustable. They aren't very expensive and some are capable of holding up to 1,000 lbs. The only problem is placing them where you don't trip over the legs.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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Re: Safety Straps

Dumbbells.

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Old 10-05-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
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Re: Safety Straps

If you got a strong place to hang them, these work wonders:

http://www.southcarolinabarbell.com/...Straps-SPUD18/ (WFS)
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