Anyone got any ideas for an alternative to a power rack (for a home gym)? I’m thinking of something that performs the same function for the most part but isnt so damn big and immovable? I have an olympic bar and weights set and a good bench but I want to be able to work out without a spotter but stiil lift heavy and sometimes go close to or hit failure. I dont have the space for a power rack and I need something relatively portable.
Having given it some thought I was thinking of buying some “barbell stands” (six in total, two tall and four shorter). I thought I could use the tall ones to rack the bar on (in the usual place, near your head when you’re lying on the bench) and set the four shorter ones up around the bench (so when lying flat on the bench two would be either side of my head and two either side of my thighs) with two pieces of thick metal tubing resting between them (one on each side parallel to the bench). This would mean I would have an adjustable height rack and adjustable height “catchers” either side of me. I hope that I have explained clearly what I have in mind.
Anyone got any thoughts on this idea or better suggestions for an alterntaive to a power rack?
Any advice appreciated. Thanks.