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Old 04-05-2013, 04:20 PM   #11
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I have stands almost exactly like those and they are fine for squatting. You are not going to max those out for years, and even then you can use them for OHP, front Squats, you could lower them and bench press off them, inclines, etc. They probably even adjust up high enough that you could set a bar on them and do pullups too. RUssians pretty much only use stands and they're strong as f**k.

If you find a better deal for something similar go for it, but those will work just fine for you for a long time. And get some saw horses for safeties in the near future. Those longer arms lower down are actually safeties and will do fine for a while, but once you get going heavy, they are not so good. I don't risk a miss that might not land on them, nor do I like to squat too close to the uprights to make sure I hit them. Saw horses are cheap too though.

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i dont think you will come across anything cheaper and they look pretty good, like mike said they have other uses then just squatting, my other half uses them for drying the clothes indoors when it is raining.
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I have stands almost exactly like those and they are fine for squatting. You are not going to max those out for years, and even then you can use them for OHP, front Squats, you could lower them and bench press off them, inclines, etc. They probably even adjust up high enough that you could set a bar on them and do pullups too. RUssians pretty much only use stands and they're strong as f**k.

If you find a better deal for something similar go for it, but those will work just fine for you for a long time. And get some saw horses for safeties in the near future. Those longer arms lower down are actually safeties and will do fine for a while, but once you get going heavy, they are not so good. I don't risk a miss that might not land on them, nor do I like to squat too close to the uprights to make sure I hit them. Saw horses are cheap too though.

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i dont think you will come across anything cheaper and they look pretty good, like mike said they have other uses then just squatting, my other half uses them for drying the clothes indoors when it is raining.
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Go for it. They'll last you a while. Those look to be much better than the stand I use, to be honest. And IF in a few years you decide to get something better, you'll definitely still be able to use these for other things.
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Orite.
Thanks for all the information.
Seems these are going to be a good buy.
I'll go for it.
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