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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2014, 05:34:20 AM »
You'll have many years of safe lifting ahead of you. Good investment.

Kinda jealous.

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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2014, 07:31:18 AM »
Wow, nice rack.  :P

Definitely couldn't get much closer with the clearance.
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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2014, 08:16:18 AM »
AWESOME.

How high is the ceiling down there?
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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2014, 08:38:14 AM »
AWESOME.

How high is the ceiling down there?
The ceiling is ~94" and the rack is 90".  I didn't account for the fact that the platform is 2.25", and it is on top of carpet .  I went with the bolt-together version so I could lower the upper crossmember and still make use of the chinup bars.  One of the reviews mentioned doing this which sold me on that model.  I can't imagine how sturdy their monster version is with 3x3 uprights and 1" hardware.  The 2x3s are thick gauge and the plates are 1/4" with perfect welds and grade 5 5/8" hardware.  From my offroad hobbies, I can tell when stuff is overbuilt and made to take a beating.  This rack is right up there in terms of quality.  I guess the title should be changed to "Looking for an overbuilt power rack".

When we are finally not upside-down on our mortgage, we want to buy a new house closer to my work.  We bought at the peak of the market in 2005 so we owed more than the house was worth for the last few years.  Our next house will have a garage for my Jeep and my workout room.  Then I'll bolt it directly to the concrete in the garage and raise the bar to the top.
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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2014, 09:02:46 AM »
Nothing like a tight fitting rack!!!
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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2014, 10:05:34 AM »
I'll join the rest of the group who've already stated, that they are a tad jealous.
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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2014, 04:20:46 PM »
very nice
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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2014, 02:32:49 PM »
Today was my first day squatting at home.  The bar I have is great for deadlifting but I found today it's not so good for squatting.  It always feels like it is sliding down my back (need to build up those rear delts more).  So I put some chalk on my back which really helped a lot.  Unfortunately, I forgot I did that and went back to work at my wife's desk that I've been using since she's out of town.


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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2014, 02:51:41 PM »
D'oh!!

You're screwed now...
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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2014, 03:57:33 PM »
Today was my first day squatting at home.  The bar I have is great for deadlifting but I found today it's not so good for squatting.  It always feels like it is sliding down my back (need to build up those rear delts more).  So I put some chalk on my back which really helped a lot.  Unfortunately, I forgot I did that and went back to work at my wife's desk that I've been using since she's out of town.




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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2014, 05:11:30 PM »
Blame it on the cat. If you don't have one, blame it on the neighbors cat.
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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2014, 10:23:47 PM »
Blame it on the cat. If you don't have one, blame it on the neighbors cat.

Most cats don't use chalk but choose a pussy pad
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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2014, 06:49:24 PM »
Blame it on the cat. If you don't have one, blame it on the neighbors cat.

Most cats don't use chalk but choose a pussy pad

No love for cats here. I still say blame the cat.  ;D

No pussy pad here, I earn the bruises on my back after squat day.
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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2014, 08:28:54 PM »
Lol, chalk on couch.
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Re: Looking for an affordable power rack
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2014, 08:44:07 PM »
I thought a pussy pad was something you used when you bar hurts your back when you squat.