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Old 12-07-2010, 08:37 AM   #21
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Rack...Craigslist or NYBB
Barbell....Jesup Gym (Jesup Gym Equipment :: Products) $165 shipped
Weights....Again craigslist
Mats....Tractor Supply Horse Stall Mats

Avoid the 300 lb set with the crappy bar. You will also want to get Olympic Dumbbell Handles. I have the EFS ones, but you would probably be fine with the ones they sell at the local sporting goods.
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Mats....Tractor Supply Horse Stall Mats
^ This is where I get my mats. We have quite a few Farm supply stores in the area...
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Reduced - Golds gym weight bench/weights

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^^^ Garbage.
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^^^ Garbage.
I didn't say it. :vroam" lol

Good for the once a week just stay fit person. Thin wall tubing. Size don't make up for the side wall thickness.
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yeah we gonna go buy somethin brand new this weekend and talk to the ppl about the weight limit and all
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My research on bench's= Remember any weight rating includes your body weight. This is also Oly-Benchs are rated.
So if A Oly-Bench is a 300 lb. rating the rack may hold more but the bench is only rated at 300 - your body weight = amount you can press safely.

Anything at a chain store (Sears, Wal) are max a 300 lb. rating. So if you weight 170, you can only safely put a 130lb bar on it. because thats 300 on the bench. The rack will hold more but the bench won't safely.
They don't tell you this untill it brakes and they have to fix it. I've been there many times.

Light comersal is rated for 500 on bench for the low side. If DAD wants brand new go to a reputable fittness store. They generaly carry light comersal and better. Plus light comercial hols a few pennies higher resale value unlike chain store. If you ever deside to sell the stuff, chain store you will have to give it away. Something quality you will at least get 50% of cost back if its in good shape. .
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Okay i will remember to ask them if their bodysolid bench is light commercial grade
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Find out what the store carries, and research it online before you go. have your facts straight so that you know what your looking at.

The sales staff may not know anything about the equipment, except what it says on the box.
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All Body Solid is.
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