Thanks for the explanantion. I believe I will be going with the Schwab. The only reason I even considered the NYBB is because I’ve purchased a power rack, buffalo bar, and bench from them and have had no problems whatsoever. But I appreciate the fact that you have actual experience with the different models.
Come to think of it the Schwab would be perfect in that I’m only interested in doing the GHR and not situps, back raises or the other things you can do with the full models. Plus, my home gym is very small, and there isnt really room for much more than I already have.[/quote]
Glad I could help. I didn’t mean to sound like I was giving you shit. I sometimes get passionate about a topic don’t articulate well.
Here’s the beauty of the Schwab. You can do ab work on it. I don’t do it often but one can. Also if you want to get it up off the floor, simply place it on your bench. I do. just weigh it down a bit more than you normally would. I place a yoga mat in between the GHR and the bench to help make it stick better and not scuff up my bench pad.
I bought a 6" lag bolt and screwed it into a stud in the garage wall. Then hang the device on the bolt. It’s nice to not have to commit the floor space to something.
Oh, if you’ve never done a GHR be prepared to have your ego kicked in the balls a bit. They are tough. Once you get good at body weight reps, add in 5-10 pounds. It’s like learning all over again. Most people use plates held on their chests. that’s the “easy” route… instead, toss a dumbbell behind the neck and try them or use a mini band. It’s BRUTAL and quite humbling.