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Free-Spotter

Has anyone ever seen or tried the Free-Spotter. It has potential for a “Stuff we like…” column. If it works as it’s described, it seems like a great idea for a home gym for Heavy Squats or Benches. According to the website it provides the safety of a Smith Machine, while preserving the integrity of the lift. To me it looks as if the weight lifted while using this will transfer over to the actually lifts, unlike the Smith Machine

Why not just use a cage? Then you have the option of moving the system without leaving holes in your ceiling.

The idea would be to use it with a cage (power rack) and attach it to the top. The reason I would use this even with a cage is so I wouldn’t have to set the pins where they could be restrictive to a full-range bench press.