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Half Rack or Full Rack?


#1

57 year old, getting back into lifting. I live on 9th floor in an apt and lift for fun, strength (and to fix imbalances). If I’ll probably never lift anything that I can’t do 10 reps with is a half rack good enough?

I have an olympic bar and do the usual multi-joint exercises e.g. squat, good morning, DLs, inverted row (when I get stronger), etc.

Thanks for your time.


#2

If it works for you, go for it. I use a half rack because it was available and now that I think of it wouldn’t have the room for a full rack. You might want to build up a base to put it on too, like plywood with that rubber horse stable padding or whatever.