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03-12-2005, 10:40 AM
I have the BS Pro-Power rack WPR82. The rear cross member (on the floor)interferes with my bench placement when I try to do incline bench or military press. If I place the bench over (outside) the cross member - the bench is too far back. If I place it in side the rack the bench is too far forward. The lift-offs are on the rear pillars.
Has anyone tried to put the cross member from the BS Monster Power rack on the WPR-82? The Monster has 2 cross members that are "flat" maybe 1/16" thick as opposed to my 2"x2" cross member. If I had the Monster corss member I could even place the bench on it. They appear to be the same size and bolt pattern. Anyone tried it? Better ideas?
03-12-2005, 11:27 AM
Would putting the lift-offs on the front pillars make any difference? That's how they're pictured on their website:
Normally I think you picture having the 'head' end of the bench at the rear of the cage, but it doesn't really make any difference I guess. I have a Northern Lights cage that's a lot like yours with the easier to move spotter rails, but it's about 3-4" deeper than yours so the cross member doesn't get in the way for me. My movable lift-offs are on the back pillars but there's a second permanent set welded to the front ones and I do my military presses off of those facing to the rear.
03-12-2005, 12:29 PM
Thanks C Man
I have thought about getting an additional set of lift-offs for the front. My bench is pretty big it is a Body Solid WFID71....it has a pretty big front footprint (u-shaped) - a smaller one may be better. I will try turning the bench around - and see if front pillar lift-offs will work.
I have sent Body Solid the same question as I asked - I am keen to see what their reply will be.
03-12-2005, 03:09 PM
ive got a body solid power rack....my bench doesnt fit inside of it at all (its really wide) so what i did was get a solid wooden board, wide enough so it fits inside my power rack on the floor and matches the height of the metal cross member (as described by you). that way, the metal, plus my added board, becomes one flat surface and you can basically fit watever you want on there. i dunno if this'll help you, but yea, have a go.
got wooden boards?
03-13-2005, 12:33 PM
Good idea - eggy
The wood thing will work. I will wait and see if I get a response from Body Solid.....and go from there.