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Squat Rack Recommendations?


I know this was discussed recently but I can't find the thread. I'm looking to but a squat rack/Smith machine and was looking for some recommendations. Preferably one that comes with a bench and maybe even a row option.


Forget the smith machine. Check out http://www.newyorkbarbells.tv/powerracks.html for some good power racks at a decent price. Their basic setup is something like $350. Throw in a chin-up attachment for $40, a dipping attachment for $44 and a FID (flat, incline, decline) bench for $200 and you're talking less than $650 for pretty much everything you'll need (besides weights).

Get a quality power bar, a thick bar and enough plates and you're talking $1200 for your home gym. They have free shipping on everything except the bars and weights, and you can probably get those locally, except the thick bar. Not bad. This is probably the exact setup I'll get when I finally have my own place instead of an apartment (a few years down the road unfortunately).


I second the NY Bar Bell I love mine.


I have the Yukon Caribou III in my home gym and I love it. The nice thing is that it has a power rack and a smith machine. I also has a selectorized stack attachment that you can put over 400 pounds on. The rack itself holds over 800 pounds.

There are many sites on the web that sell it.

I have bought many products from New York Barbell also and there prices are tought to beat.