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Power Rack Automatic Bar Catch?


#1

Hey guys,

Whats the name for the two hooks that hang down in a power cage that automatically retract when the bar is lifted off? I'm thinking of building a home gym and was thinking about putting one of those in.

Thanks for any help

Kolea


#2

Are you talking about a monolift? That's the only thing I know of that has hooks that retract...

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=301&pid=2648


#3

i think you mean the thing mike tuscherer uses to bench with. youtube his vids, maybe someone mentions it there. its some kind of counterweight i think.

edit: fyi, a monolift does not automatically retract, someone needs to pull the lever back for you. tuscherer can unrack a bench and the hooks are on a pivot which swings back by itself.


#4

"Monolift"

Thanks!