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Good Freestanding Squat/Bench Combo


#1

I want to purchase a good pair of squat jacks that are in combination with a place to bench out of. A buddy of mine recommended the York 48052 fts squat stands. I am not sure of the weight capacity of them though. I would like to squat stands to be able to hold 600lbs and the bench portion to hold 400lbs.

I don't have space for a squat cage and I have no problem maxing on squats with no safety pins. Does anybody have any good suggestions? Also I am not made of money so it does need to be reasonably priced. I also like the concept of the racks holding plate weights to make them more sturdy. Thanks in advance for any input I receive.


#2

You can buy a combo rack for around 1200 i think...or if you know someone who can get the steel and do the welding, you can build one for around 600-700

just google steve howard combo rack


#3

http://er-racks.com/


#4

If you can get a welder to make you a set of racks to the same specification as the er racks you'll have a solid combo.


#5

$3000 for the er rack is a bit more than I can handle. It would be nice though.


#6

get a power rack and a flat bench and call it a day. I had a powertech set up that I really liked and wasn't too spendy.


#7

Check craigsist. If I was buying something new I would go with texas strength systems. http://www.texasstrengthsystems.com/IPFstylesquatstands.html


#8

The $900 for the texas power systems is more what I was looking for. I have been on craigslist a lot. That is where I got my d-bell set and freeweights. I picked up a set of rubber coated hex dumbbells from 10-60, 70's, 80's, and 90's with a life fitness two tier rack for $800.