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Power Rack Automatic Bar Catch?

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


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


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.