I have limited space in my home gym (A.K.A. livingroom. hehehe). Currently I have a typical “all-in-one” olympic bench that is 48" wide and nearly as deep. Luckly it folds up a bit when not in use. It’s suitable for most exercises, but has no safety features for squats. I’m hoping to replace this with a cage of some sort to eliminate that issue, as well as enable dips and pull-ups.
I’m looking for the smallest cage possible while still being stable and functional. It doesn’t need to be super strong, as my biggest lift so far is 355 pounds. If I ever get up to 500+, I’ll be happy to get a new cage to support that. Ideally it would have an option for a lat pull-down that uses Olympic plates for weight (rather than a weight stack, as I already have plates and a weight stack adds about $200).
In case it matters or you have advice on the bench, I intent to get a Body Solid GFID71 bench to use with whatever cage I buy.
Does anyone have any recommendations?
Thanks in advance.