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Mini Power Rack - Any Such Thing?

I don’t know if there any such thing as a mini power rack for people that have little space in their house/apartment?

If so, can anyone point me in the direction of it?

Thanks

I use Ironmind’s Pillars of Power (safety stands) and Vulcan Racks (squat stands).

They work fine. Easily portable and you can get them out of the way fairly well. Works for safety during squatting or benching. For overhead work, the squat rack works fine to take the bar from, but the safety stands won’t go high enough. Won’t work for rack pulls unless you do them really high because the safety stands won’t go low enough.

They’re expensive. Maybe you can find something for cheaper.

ironmind.com

[quote]CantStop wrote:
I don’t know if there any such thing as a mini power rack for people that have little space in their house/apartment?

If so, can anyone point me in the direction of it?

Thanks[/quote]

http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/92565.html

http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/pro92560.html

http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/8010pr.html

woah I like that last one … I think I might buy one of them myself. Wait a minute - 41" tall? wtf use is that

this one seems better
http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/pro92560.html

Note if you want to do rack pulls you might need a box to stand on to get the bar up past those supporting beams.

It depends what the problem is with space.

Not enough height???

May as well get one of these
http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/pro93120.html

instead of a half rack. should be able to do most things with that one.

Width?

All (?) racks need a 6’ bar at least. Most people also need a 6’ bar at least so they don’t hit their elbows on the plates … or at least have enough room to rack it.

If space isn’t that limited, different brands of rack are different sizes.

The ironmind product safety rack thing, I don’t think it goes high enough for my liking.

I just purchased the pillars of power from Ironmind and I love them. I made two platforms out of 2x4s and 4x4s and some plywood to stand on. With the racks all the way down the bar sits just below my kneecaps(while on the blocks). With the stands all the way up I can even do dips, but I’m pretty short. 5’1’ with my boots on

The problem is with height and to a lesser extent floor space.

I definitely like the C-PRO93120 - PRO GUN RACK from NewYorkBarbells.

I wonder if they deliver to the UK…

[quote]fartmonkey64 wrote:

http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/92565.html[quote]
I personally have that one an use it for everything most, squats, benches, rack pulls when the time comes for it and it’s a super deal.

Elite will cut their racks down to size to fit your ceiling height.

do you know how much extra it costs?

it depends. i know 2 people who had that done. the first guy said it was free because it was a pretty minor modification of a few inches or so where all they had to do was eliminated the top bars or something. the seocnd guy said they charged him $125. just call and tell them your ceiling height and ask if they can accomodate you. i believe all the racks are built to order anyway.

[quote]CantStop wrote:
I don’t know if there any such thing as a mini power rack for people that have little space in their house/apartment?

If so, can anyone point me in the direction of it?

Thanks[/quote]

Check out www.pro-fitness.com (thanks to T-Bone81 I know about this site). They seem to have very well constructed equipment and great prices. A change order on a rack they had was only $25, adding 100# to a pulldown was only $70, quite reasonable.

I called elite today it costs 50 bucks for a custom height, im in thanks

None of the companies mentioned ship to the UK. This is a real pain in the arse.

don’t elitefts ship to UK???

you could always try these in UK

Bodytec Heavy Power Rack
£250
http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/store/product.asp?dept_id=10&pf_id=Bodytec_Heavy_Power_Rack

118cm x 117cm x 210cm, Weight 74Kg

or

Bodytec Standard Power Rack
£175
http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/store/product.asp?dept_id=10&pf_id=Bodytec_Standard_Powerrack
145cm x 111cm x 195cm

That second one is shorter.

One day I would not mind having two power racks, at opposite ends of the room, joined by a ladder so I can do monkey grip walks across the ladder. Also to install a climbing wall across them, many, many options available there. Great for the kids too.