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    Home Gym for short ceiling?

    I've got a real low ceiling in the basement. About 76"/6'4. My friend works out with me and has to stick to lighter weights...kind of a pain to do my bench/etc then take off a bunch of weight and wait for him to do his...and I would like to be able to do some pulldowns and butterflies etc. Would like a nice small home gym with 200-300lbs.
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    I already have the Weider Core 600 for my bench, incline bench, squat, etc...was looking for a complete home gym with pulldown bar, butterfly attachment, everything.
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    I would stay away from the low end multi-gyms. The cheapest decent solution would probably be powertec's wb-ls (would be cutting it close on that ceiling height), but that is not a pin stack style; ie you'd still be swapping out plates. I have the bodycraft galena, and I really have enjoyed it. It's not top of the line, but I'd say anything less qualtiy wise would not be worth your time and money. It only has a 200lb. stack, but I've never needed the whole stack.

    Definitely look at craigslist, you'll find lots of the cheapo brands of multi gyms, good ones don't come up often. Definitely check the stickies, but I'd be glad to answer anything about the bodycraft galena, don't know if it'll suit your height issue, should be able to find dimensions online.
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    Def looking for a pin/stack style. 1500 is a bit much and it looks like more than I need. Was hoping to keep it around $500 or so, I'll keep an eye on craigslist/ebay. Thanks.
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