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    Garage Gym Build - 1. Power Rack/Cage

    Good Morning Gentle and Not so Gentle Folks,


    I need help and I am looking to move relatively fast. I have done some research in the threads, but still wanted to make my own post. I am looking to build a home gym. My first purchase is the rack and floor mats. I was mentally, emotional and physically defeated. I hit 399 lbs. After 3 years of fighting I finally found a lifestyle that works for me. I am gym motivated and was going 3 to 4 times a week prior to COVID. Even during quarantine, I have been stretching, doing push ups and sit ups and walking. I am 40 pounds down 359. Help me to stay on the down slope. I currently reside in York, PA.

    I am willing to buy new or used.
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    Nice work.

    Any 2x3 11 gauge rack will suffice. Spend more, if you want to get fancy.

    Horse stall mats work perfectly fine. Buy rolled rubber floors if it suits your budget.
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    Rogue RE-3 with 2"x2" posts in 11 gauge steel = $569. You can spend more for bigger racks with more spacing or 3"x3" posts, but the RE-3 will handle anything you can lift. The most irritating things about most rack set ups is the rack movement/swing, which can be eliminated by concrete anchor kits or building a platform. Simple 8'x12' platform can be built for around $250 using plywood (4'x8' each, 3 total) and horse stall mats (4'x6' each, 4 total), then bolt down. Plenty of good info can be found on this forum for building platforms. Good luck.
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    I’m looking into rogue 390 flat food but curious if when you add lever arms a matador etc will it move ?
    If so prob going to go 490 just bolt it down even though I’ve heard with 490 if you. Get a stabilizer not necessary
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    I bought these from amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . Pretty cheap and can handle a decent amount of weight. For stability I put 50lb rock salt bags on the bases. Just a cheap convenient option for you to consider
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