(Freestanding setup options for a beginner)
Hey all -
I’m moving into a new place this spring, and the upstairs area is perfect for a little home gym setup; however, I’m renting and not able to sink anything into the floor. Getting several sheets of 4’x8’ material is an option, I guess, but I’d prefer something I could move without having to rip up $200 worth of material every time I do (welcome to the post-undergrad nomadic lifestyle).
I’m not going to be doing crazy-high 1RMs - I’m a runner who’s looking to build a little more functional strength instead of simply doing cardio all the time. I’ve seen the Youtube videos to give me warning, but in your opinions, is having 24" half-rack spotters really that dangerous?
Out of all the racks I’ve looked at, the Sorinex Dark Horse is highest on my list so far…even though having all that plate storage seems overkill for me and I’m not quite convinced the storage-less version is stable enough to do pullups on it without tipping. But maybe I’m just paranoid?
I think I just need to buy something and start picking things up…