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DAVIDR1450 Posts: 140
3/13/12 1:25 P

Thanks to all. Looks like the Power Rack is the way to go.

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3/11/12 1:15 P

I've had the older model for over a year now (bought it used on craigslist) and it's great stuff. Can bench without a spotter and squatting is great. I've actually had to bail a couple of times during squat failure and the crash bars allowed me to do so safely without damage to house or body. hehe.

I also have the pulley attachments (upper and lower). I recommend them if you have a few extra bucks. Certainly not a requirement though.

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KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
3/11/12 1:10 P

I may actually get this:
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thanks Billy!

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3/11/12 1:01 P

Power rack, a bench and a barbell is all you need.

PowerLine PPR200X Power Rack is not a bad beginner's rack at all.

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3/9/12 8:27 P

www.muchomuscle.com/smith_machine.htm

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DAVIDR1450 Posts: 140
3/9/12 1:45 P

So I have opted out of Bally's for the time being and begun the creation of my home gym. In the garage, tiny space, etc. Anyone have any ideas about a small Smith type bench I could buy? Bench with some sort of self spotting mechanism?

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