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Old 03-16-2012, 05:47 PM   #21
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Re: Squat stands w/ spotter arms vs power rack

Sweet setup Mike! I love how much space you have. I still need to park a car in the garage so I don't have the luxury of that space. I couldn't use all three bays... Lol.

As for the spotter arms, best add on you can buy for the S series. Primarily for bench press as you can ditch bumper plates on squats. I used to use saw horses for my squat safeties but had nothing for bench press. As I mentioned, I had a few cases of failed reps and a very red torso from the roll of the bar down to the waist. I like that I can totally focus on the lift vs worrying about what I was going to do if I missed the lift.

Nice to have the option of the pullup bar too for rings, pullups, etc. really stable unit.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:25 PM   #22
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Re: Squat stands w/ spotter arms vs power rack

Mike,

I liked how you configured your space. Looks like a real nice setup.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:53 AM   #23
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Re: Squat stands w/ spotter arms vs power rack

Mike,

Thanks for the dual platform idea. I'll be stealing that.


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Old 03-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #24
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Great choice in going with the rack! More versatility with pull-up grips, and spots if needed!
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:14 PM   #25
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Re: Squat stands w/ spotter arms vs power rack

Sick setup! I wish I had the space/ceiling height/necessity for an R-3. XD

Off-topic but I saw you have the Hi-Temps. Do you have the 15s? I wanted to see how they compared to the 10. The 25s don't bend @ all, but the 10s have some give.

Anyone have input towards this?
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #26
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Re: Squat stands w/ spotter arms vs power rack

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Sick setup! I wish I had the space/ceiling height/necessity for an R-3. XD

Off-topic but I saw you have the Hi-Temps. Do you have the 15s? I wanted to see how they compared to the 10. The 25s don't bend @ all, but the 10s have some give.

Anyone have input towards this?
The 15s don't bend at all w/ a 45 lbs bar. In fact, they bounce like crazy if you drop from overhead. I also have the 15 v2 pendlay econs. The don't bend either and don't really bounce as much. The Hitemp does seem a sturdier plate though. I can't help but trust it more, particularly in a hi-use setting.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:38 AM   #27
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Re: Squat stands w/ spotter arms vs power rack

Sweet, thanks Mike.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:04 PM   #28
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Re: Squat stands w/ spotter arms vs power rack

Thanks to this thread, I added a pair of Spotter Arms to my S1 order!
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:52 AM   #29
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Re: Squat stands w/ spotter arms vs power rack

thanks to this thread i am ordering an R3 and making 2 8X8 platforms and probably will buy the spotter arms anyways for the outside of the cage.
im over 6 feet so not the greatest when doing overhead presses and good mornings.
that setup is the best ive ever seen in a garage gym.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:23 AM   #30
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thanks to this thread i am ordering an R3 and making 2 8X8 platforms and probably will buy the spotter arms anyways for the outside of the cage.
im over 6 feet so not the greatest when doing overhead presses and good mornings.
that setup is the best ive ever seen in a garage gym.
I wouldn't trust the spotter arms on the outside of the rack. A heavy drop could rip the lag bolts right out of platform. The spotter arms work on the stands b/c they are counter-balanced by the legs of the stands. There are no such legs on the the rack.

The only thing I use the safeties for are bench press. I just dump squats behind me.
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