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trwiltan
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2007/06/16 16:14:58 (permalink)
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Squat stands and spotter catches

Hi

Been training about a month now, found the advise here very useful and starting to make some gains..thanks for the good advice!.

Would like to train at home though as times an issue ..the one thing i dont have is a squat rack.

I was wondering if anyone can recommend decent stands and spotter stands for someone on a budget?..cant really go above 250 and not sure if thats gonna get me both stands and some sort of safety catcher.

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    midnight*dragon
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    RE: Squat stands and spotter catches 2007/06/16 16:53:19 (permalink)
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    go for a power rack mate,
    http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/store/product.asp?dept_id=9&pf_id=Bodymax_Standard_Powerrack

    imo the best piece of equipment you can buy if you're training on your own at home,
    will let you squat aswell as bench safely.
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    trwiltan
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    RE: Squat stands and spotter catches 2007/06/16 17:25:44 (permalink)
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    Cheers mate, ill get that one, looks just the job.

    Last question, ive got about 150kg of weights discs at home (enough for now) but the barbell is a 6ft 'standard' size, not olympic. Will i need a longer bar such as the ones at my gym?...hope not as id have a pile of weights to replace too.

    Thanks again

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    Zulu3
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    RE: Squat stands and spotter catches 2007/06/16 20:00:27 (permalink)
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    Don't know much about that particular rack but I would have thought you would need an olympic bar. I think its best to use one as soon as possible so you get used to them. I tend to find they are the true "standard" bar in most gyms.
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    trwiltan
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    RE: Squat stands and spotter catches 2007/06/17 13:32:53 (permalink)
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    Cheers m8, olympic bar and weights ordered, with a squat rack.

    Just gota survive the wifes reaction to a squat rack in the garage now ;)
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    RE: Squat stands and spotter catches 2007/06/17 14:10:53 (permalink)
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    I got these ones -> http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/store/product.asp?pf%5Fid=Bodymax%5FSquat%5FStands&dept%5Fid=10

    I would have prefered a power rack system but my shed doesn't have enough height to accomodate. The squat stands are great though. They double up as bench spotters and I can do pullups on them
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    RE: Squat stands and spotter catches 2007/06/17 14:12:15 (permalink)
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    Good stuff you ordered the olympic bb as well although i wouldnt have paid for a rack, diy, and saved the dosh for a bb.
    Should be like 500£ for an eleiko, ivanko!?
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