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Old 11-18-2007, 09:08 PM   #1
Kelly Brown
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Pull-up frame/squat rack for the "cozy" gym

As a new affiliate, we didn't have the cash to go big when we first moved out of our garage. We found a space that would work at 1000 sq ft. Now how do we have room to do everything?

Here's what we came up with for the pull-up frame. Its a variation on a bunch of the ones people have posted. We chose to bolt it to the wall for stability, and as you can see in the last photo, it will hold some weight.

Our space problem became a real issue when we tried to find a place to put squat racks. We had welded these little pegs on the front to give people a way to boost up to the higher bar if they needed it and then we realized that if we ground a little divot into it, we could use it to rack the bars for dead lifts, cleans, etc. Our next step will be to put another set of pegs at chest height to use for squats etc. Now we have 6 racks instead of 4, and we arent taking up any more precious floor space.

I put some photos on here, not sure how they will come out as I am a bit of a blog novice....
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:34 PM   #2
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Re: Pull-up frame/squat rack for the "cozy" gym

Nice setup, Kelly!
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:14 PM   #3
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Re: Pull-up frame/squat rack for the "cozy" gym

Very nice. Is that 2" square tubing on the verticals, and pipe or bar for the horizontals? I like the height of the two bars too - is it 9' and 8'?
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:48 PM   #4
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Re: Pull-up frame/squat rack for the "cozy" gym

i really like that idea a lot!
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:58 PM   #5
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Re: Pull-up frame/squat rack for the "cozy" gym

Ben

The verticals are 2" square tubing and the horizontals are as follows:
Cross bars - 1 1/4" diameter and 7 1/2 high
Outside bars - 1 1/2" diameter and 8 1/2 high

We have quite a height/grip size variance in our client base so we wanted there to be some variety. Our 6 footers and up use the ouside frame and most everyone else uses the cross bars.



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Very nice. Is that 2" square tubing on the verticals, and pipe or bar for the horizontals? I like the height of the two bars too - is it 9' and 8'?
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:43 PM   #6
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Re: Pull-up frame/squat rack for the "cozy" gym

very good idea on the lower crossbars. i'm not sure if any other affiliates are using the idea (wouldn't surprise me), but twenty bucks says more of the upcoming ones will. two points for team Kelly.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:43 PM   #7
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Re: Pull-up frame/squat rack for the "cozy" gym

i wouldnt mind working out there
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:35 PM   #8
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Re: Pull-up frame/squat rack for the "cozy" gym

thanks Jake, we would love to have you out. Ski and ice climbing season is right around the corner and we are a hop skip and a jump from Telluride and Ouray, both world class in terms of winter sports.
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