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Squat racks

Post by syaigh » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:39 am

I need one with safety pins. I don't want to drill it into my concrete floor. I'm looking at the rogue one but it says it needs to be floor mounted. Could I instead maybe use a couple of 2x10's to mount each side on and/or build a platform to screw it into? Or what? Most that would be squatted or benched would be 350/225.
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Post by Boris » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:45 am

If you're not particular on how things look... A couple of sturdy wooden boxes would do the job. If you have wood and a drill, it's not hard to make, and pretty inexpensive.

Or, you could shell out a grand for these: http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-wood-jerk-blocks

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Post by climber511 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:39 pm

Mount them on a doubled sheet of 3/4" plywood (use some big washers so the bolts can't pull through - single layer will do just fine but in a more commercial setting, I'd double it up). Then you are standing on the same thing that holds it all together and it won't move at all - the more weight you have on your back - the harder it's all pushing down).

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Post by WildGorillaMan » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:49 pm

climber511 wrote:Mount them on a doubled sheet of 3/4" plywood (use some big washers so the bolts can't pull through - single layer will do just fine but in a more commercial setting, I'd double it up). Then you are standing on the same thing that holds it all together and it won't move at all - the more weight you have on your back - the harder it's all pushing down).
Honestly, it would be wise to build a double layer of plywood and, if you feel fancy, stall mats around the rack/lifting area.
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Re: Squat racks

Post by Ryan » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:34 pm

How about adjustable work horses? Getting ones low enough for benching might be a problem.

I have the pillars of power with my vulcan rack, but they're not cheap.
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Re: Squat racks

Post by syaigh » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:44 pm

Thanks guys. II'l look at the platform specs and see what I can put together.

For the record, this isnt for me. I coach women who are squatting 300-400 lbs. One just broke the American record. I have two racks that are solid enough to not need ground support. Need to expand my rack number due to high gym density but need to save money.
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