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Old 04-16-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
Oleg Zhoglo
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What do you think of this squat rack?

I need something that doesn't take up too much space so that when I'm done I can slide it against the wall. I also don't want to go over $200.

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Old 04-16-2010, 04:55 PM   #2
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Re: What do you think of this squat rack?

I know a few people on this board use the Powerline Rack with good success. Similar to that without the lower bar catches.

Jesup Gym has that one for $145 delivered. Kinda hard to beat that . (WFS)
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:58 PM   #3
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Re: What do you think of this squat rack?

In my experience of hunting down a squat rack for my garage gym I looked at a bunch of squat racks similar to this. I looked more into one that was from the brand 'muscle motion'. I spoke to the distributors and they said its max load rating was 150kg (which was my current 1RM back squat). So that was a no go. Anyway, through a big mix up they ended up sending me one and still haven't organised a pick up.
I set it up and the thing is a complete toy. The welding has pulled all the metal out of shape so that one of the uprights leans in at about 5-10deg and the other one leans out a couple of deg. Getting under it for some heavy squat workouts I was nervous. Never went above 140kg cos it would creak and groan.
So I then took a few pictures and some drawings with dimensions of one of the rogue squat racks into a local engineering co. and asked them if they would be able to make it. It cost me $400 AU which was less than $300 I was going to pay for a similar quality rack ordered online.
Unfortunately you can't skimp on squat racks... To get one that is bomb proof and will allow you to progress I recommend you go a step or two up from this one. But getting one made for you is a really cheap option!

Let me know if you want details of the one I had made.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:46 PM   #4
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Re: What do you think of this squat rack?

You may want to check out the DHS made squat rack being sold through Dynamic Fitness (WFS). The design is good and it looks well made (although you never really know when dealing with Chinese steel) and it only costs $179. While I can't vouch for the quality of DHS's training line products, they are a good company; they were the official supplier of weightlifting equipment for the 2008 summer olympics (DHS stands for Shanghai Double Happiness BTW).
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