[quote]Joe Weider wrote:
mertdawg: how far apart do you have the 2 bys when you dip, and if you don’t have them the full extension of the rack…I think it’s around 40 inches how do you keep them there?
When I bought my rack Arcidi was selling it for the same price as the internet, this was last summer. There’s a lower one that’s around 300. Mostly I wanted to be able to tell people I was buying stuff from one of the strongest guys ever.
If you check around you can find used stuff. Arcidi has a pretty good business selling used stuff–when I was buying the rack I wanted to get the cable attachment, he sold me a Buckeye lat machine for $100 less than the Bodysolid unit.
Are those db’s you got the powerblock? [/quote]
I run them the LONG way in the rack (ie from left to right), and you can slide them anywhere closer, but I put a carpet padding on the ends to prevent slipping. I think all the way out, there about 30 inches apart. Also, I get less wrist stress with 2x4s.
One pair of DBs were the screw on type. Another had pressure collars which weren’t supposed to slip, but they do with 135 on them.
I think I’m going to try again to make my own pair of dumbells from heavy duty tube steel, and drill holes in them and just stick a carabiner, or some kind of pin in the hole. I would drill 3-4 holes/side about one plate thickness apart. Dumbell bench presses were great, but I need more than 100 pounds at this point.