So looks like my house purchase might go through as soon as two or three weeks, I’ll have a garage and I’ve already called dibs on turning it into a gym.
I’ve been browsing a lot for power racks, and have come across a few yokes that have J hooks on the upright for squats / bench.
I like the idea of having a functional half rack that also doubles as a yoke, so my question is have any of you guys used a yoke as a full time replacement for a rack, and would you recommend it?
If its a viable solution there seem to be a lot of advantages:
- firstly, you have a yoke
- apparently stock issues aren’t as big a deal for yokes
- fewer cowboy companies selling shitty knockoffs, the market has been flooded with some pretty flimsy looking racks and, more worryingly, good looking racks from companies I’ve never heard of but just enough good reviews tempt me. Yokes, being more niche, seem not to have suffered.
- Like for like (load rating) yokes seems cheaper.
Does it work or, if I buy a Yoke only, will I wish I’d gone for a rack instead / as well?