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Nutir
05-08-2008, 05:23 AM
Hey guys,

so here's the deal, I live in Switzerland and having a home-gym is not really "normal".

I'm thinking about starting the "squat and milk" programm for my upcomming bulk (after summer), and I've seen only one guy do squats in my gym since last september, so finding a spotter will be hard (not to say people often are jerks in gyms here).

I have a lot of trouble finding and power-rack or other spotters for a reasonable price (bench+bar+weights = 500$ here), so I was thinking about building my own spotters to squat/bench.
The "best" solution if I were to buy something, would be to get powertec (or any other brand) to ship to Europe, which they don't.


Any help appreciated :)

Nutir

ironwill2008
05-08-2008, 10:46 AM
Hello; some people in gyms here are often jerks, as well! Does the rack in your gym not have safety bars you can place, to catch you if you miss a rep? Most do. Past that, If you want to build a home gym, I'd advise against trying to build something yourself, unless you're an accomplished frabricator, and welder. Some guys on this site have built wood racks, but I don't know if that's the right answer, either. Your best option, for a home gym, is find a local equipment supplier, or look for good used stuff. Hope this helps; good luck.

Nutir
05-08-2008, 04:40 PM
hey, thanks for the answer.

Right now I workout at my college gym, which is tiny.

The free weights section consists of: a preacher curl station with an EZ-bar, one FIXED bench for benchpress (can't even incline..), a couple of benches for db press, and one "squat station".
The squat station is basically only the two things to hold the bar, and the bar itself. I use this bar to do my deadlifts and squats (when not risking anything), but it has no security.

Local equipement supplier = really expensive (and did not find a power-rack in any of the shop I went into)
Used stuff, already checked the main online seller over here, nothing looking like what I want :(

HowardRoark
05-08-2008, 05:25 PM
example

http://www.clubitup.com/guitarbar/041908/images/IMG_0749_1..jpg

Sagopa
05-08-2008, 05:29 PM
Can't u order at some German site? Most of those sites ship to other Europe country's. http://www.simpleproducts.de or http://www.megafitness-shop.de for example.

Skidmarx
05-08-2008, 07:19 PM
example

http://www.clubitup.com/guitarbar/041908/images/IMG_0749_1..jpg


Use fatty as a spotter? :D

Accutron
05-08-2008, 07:22 PM
I know what you mean you need something to squat and bench, mostly to hold the squat weight...Here are some DIY ideas. For the bench safety its easier to make something fixed and just raise up your bench or plan the height accordingly...otherwise youd need to drill a few holes to hold the 1" rods and build a different type shape.

Custom weld something like this for your squats and make do with the safety for the bench:
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/2805/ct207520squat20rackxr0.jpg

Take your life into you own hands, LOL, maybe it would work if you are realy extra careful in racking. I rack against the rail and slide down, here you couldnt do that.
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/994/dscf1445smallua8re1.jpg

Looks like welded scaffolding secured to the wall and floor:
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/2859/jun2489ya4.jpg


Not a cage, just a squat rack, maybe you can mail-order one of these things, they dont cost as much as a full rack if you cant make anything yourself...
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8272/p1010836nd8.jpg

Nutir
05-09-2008, 05:02 AM
Can't u order at some German site? Most of those sites ship to other Europe country's. http://www.simpleproducts.de or http://www.megafitness-shop.de for example.

Thanks, I'll check those out


I know what you mean you need something to squat and bench, mostly to hold the squat weight...Here are some DIY ideas. For the bench safety its easier to make something fixed and just raise up your bench or plan the height accordingly...otherwise youd need to drill a few holes to hold the 1" rods and build a different type shape.

Custom weld something like this for your squats and make do with the safety for the bench:
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/2805/ct207520squat20rackxr0.jpg



That's the kind of thing I was looking for.
If I can't find anything, I'll try to build one