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CAP Barbell Power Rack Exercise Stand, Multiple Colors $182.11

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[Amazon.ca] CAP Barbell Power Rack Exercise Stand, Multiple Colors $182.11

Grey Colour 182.11 + Tax not applied yet.
Temporary out of stock, but pricing is marked down to 50% off. Ship when in stock.
Not sure of the actual quality of the power rack, but I'm sure you can't get a power rack for any cheaper.
These were posted in February for just around the same price.
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Nov 12, 2012
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Their naming convention is confusing and a bit misleading. Most people would call this a squat stand, and not a power rack but it's pretty self explanatory when you see the picture.
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MikeinYYC wrote: Their naming convention is confusing and a bit misleading. Most people would call this a squat stand, and not a power rack but it's pretty self explanatory when you see the picture.
Yup.

I've bough CAP stuff before and it's been generally good, but I'm a little concerned about this rack past a couple of hundred pounds of load. It looks like the vertical posts are held up by 4 small plates which will have some major torque on them. I do like that it's connected at the top unlike some squat racks though.

Might be worth looking at if you can re-enforce that bottom join, somehow.

Also, would be nice to have 2 sets (4) of the adjustable bar catches.
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not even any safetys on this.

get a full power rack.
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BillyBill wrote: not even any safetys on this.

get a full power rack.
Never used safeties in my life and I’ve squatted 3+ plates
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I bought this early in pandemic for around 220 from Canadian Tire. So it’s not really 50% off, but def a good deal. I would personally spend a couple more bucks and get a GFF (gear for fit) power rack as it takes up the same footprint.

I mostly used this for pull ups which it was good for, not much weight to it though.
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This is fine for squats and curls. Maybe some light rack pulls and shrugs.

But forget about using it for bench. I don't even warm up without safetys.
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laptopuser wrote: Never used safeties in my life and I’ve squatted 3+ plates
When you need them, you really need them. I have only ever needed them as a safety *once*; it was enough to convince me how important they are. (same with seatbelts)
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laptopuser wrote: Never used safeties in my life and I’ve squatted 3+ plates
yea forget seatbelts too and air bags, we dont use them, why do we pay extra for these useless safety stuff?


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^Genuinely curious - why would one need safety arms for squats? Do you not know how to fail a rep properly if needed?
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joey003 wrote: ^Genuinely curious - why would one need safety arms for squats? Do you not know how to fail a rep properly if needed?
Probably need to invest in commercial grade padding for your home floors depending on where you drop from.
Also if you are pushing near 1rm type weights, the last thing on your mind is getting ready to react to when you're going to fail. The risk of your body getting crushed cause you couldn't "fail safely" isn't worth just getting actually safety bars.
Even if you are only pushing say 50% of 1rm, you still need to train near failure to train properly. Safeties are a no brainer imo, but to each their own.
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I bought this a while back (February) - It took amazon a couple months to cancel my order for whatever reason D: so here's my 2nd attempt good luck to myself
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joey003 wrote: ^Genuinely curious - why would one need safety arms for squats? Do you not know how to fail a rep properly if needed?
I've squatted up to 3 plates, never knew there was a safe way to fail.
I just slowly crumple until the safeties catch the bar.
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laptopuser wrote: Never used safeties in my life and I’ve squatted 3+ plates
And there is a first time for everything.
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PerformingAzura wrote: I've squatted up to 3 plates, never knew there was a safe way to fail.
I just slowly crumple until the safeties catch the bar.
He means to drop the bar off your back on the floor.
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joey003 wrote: ^Genuinely curious - why would one need safety arms for squats? Do you not know how to fail a rep properly if needed?
I have no problem dumping weight in a commercial gym but wouldn't want to do the same on my home floors
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joey003 wrote: ^Genuinely curious - why would one need safety arms for squats? Do you not know how to fail a rep properly if needed?
Seriously? After I used a seatbelt/airbag analogy? Do you not know how to jump off a car before it gets in an accident?
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I bought this rack last week. Its good for the price and excellent for working out during the pandemic lockdowns. That said, I wouldn't recommend going too heavy with it because it feels a little unstable, especially when benching.

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