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    Totally safe if it's all setup right. Biggest...

    Totally safe if it's all setup right. Biggest risk is to your poor bar with hard safeties. It's why strap safeties exist. Straps make a nice setup on dedicated monos as well.
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    FYI - if you've ever read, seen, or opened the...

    FYI - if you've ever read, seen, or opened the Starting Strength book it has almost nothing about programming in it. It is a technique manual, and the best I know of, to teach the core lifts. I'm...
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    I'd recommend a copy of Starting Strength by Mark...

    I'd recommend a copy of Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe. Started as a coaches' manual. Great way to perfect your technique on the lifts.

    Squat stand is fine. I used a SML-1 by Rogue for...
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    Lusted after these since I first saw them. Once...

    Lusted after these since I first saw them. Once they were off market and stocked out, I didn't have to think about it anymore. This could cost me some money.

    One negative - these don't age or...
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    This is a fricking great pickup. Not cheap but...

    This is a fricking great pickup. Not cheap but it's best of the best (or equal to any at that level) and in great condition. Buy once and be done forever. Wish I had the space for one - if I did...
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    Low on time to please excuse lack of...

    Low on time to please excuse lack of organization.

    You'll still need the rack to bench properly and safely.

    If your knees are too bad for squats, generally leg extensions are a sheer force...
  • Universe seems to be plotting to get me to buy a...

    Universe seems to be plotting to get me to buy a Marrs bar. It sweetened the deal with the more detailed front squat info I hadn't considered before. Forum is evil.
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    Very few package deals for decent quality. Given...

    Very few package deals for decent quality. Given the demand for goods these days and after a year still very spotty availability at times, you'll be buying separate and maybe waiting on some items. ...
  • Nice review. Would love to mess with one of...

    Nice review. Would love to mess with one of these someday and interested in your impressions further out too (ie 6 months and used consistently in training cycles) so please don't be shy to update....
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    In addition to everything thedickus said above...

    In addition to everything thedickus said above (all valid advice)-

    A few thoughts:

    1) Rack/Bench/Bar/Plates are your most valuable and high priorities. Buy once, cry once. Make it solid...
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    I've literally got nothing to add. Great bar...

    I've literally got nothing to add. Great bar collection. MGM is another forum bar guru with experience across a variety so hopefully he stops by.
  • This is valid. You've thought it through. My...

    This is valid. You've thought it through. My advice would be to hold out for the right unit. Combo units are NOTORIOUS for sucking and cheaping out at the pro-sumer level (Titan's seated looks the...
  • A decent commercial single purpose unit is around...

    A decent commercial single purpose unit is around $600 most times (non-covid) so a pair to your place would be under $1500 I'd guess though they likely wouldn't match and would be bought separately...
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    Makes it a non-hassle to get inside for spotting...

    Makes it a non-hassle to get inside for spotting bench, lowering or loading my belt squat or whatever so I don't mind but the six post racks are enormous.
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    Anything putting weight on you could be done for...

    Anything putting weight on you could be done for standing calf raises (squat, SSB, belt squat, etc...). Even a standing calf machine simply loads the shoulders and provides a platform. Could...
  • This and similar. Buy used commercial. This...

    This and similar. Buy used commercial. This stuff still shows up from time to time at decent pricing. Not many people are buying single isolation machines for home gym/covid.

    I saw the same...
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    You'll have a gym. Even the smallest colleges in...

    You'll have a gym. Even the smallest colleges in remote locations with BS athletic programs have them.
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    Damn - looking palatial. Killer setup just in...

    Damn - looking palatial. Killer setup just in time for spring/summer.
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    Normal times, $650 is fully priced that piece IMO...

    Normal times, $650 is fully priced that piece IMO - would sit for a while and maybe not go at all. Right now, I think he'll get it with a bit of time. You are right though, no frills at all, just a...
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    Plenty of world records have been set in...

    Plenty of world records have been set in sneakers. Only issue is the shock absorbent "squishy" design. This drains energy in the stabilization which is why squat/weightlifting shoes have solid...
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