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Old 03-06-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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Ok, so i'm putting together some equipment to start training serioulsy at home. As for now i have a deadlift platfor, a Texas power bar, some plates and a couple of dumbells. The problem is, no one really sells Power racks in my country (Perú, south america) so i'm gonna have to have it made.

I was thinking of copying the RM3 from Rogue, but i dont't know if it will need to be bolted to the floor.

http://www.roguefitness.com/rm-3-bol...nster-rack.php


Rogue makes a version of it that supposedly doesn't need to be bolted, but it doesn's look that much more stable.





I would really appreciate any suggestion!
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i have this....notice the extra brace on the back/floor...not sure if it makees that much difference but I do put extra weights on the short uprights to help hold it down.

if i control my weights, then there is no problem...if I rushed to put 250+ lbs away (e.g. after squatting), it will move a little, but not tip.

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thanks! do you think a sumo base is a must? i'm not interested in squatting in gear btw
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thanks! do you think a sumo base is a must? i'm not interested in squatting in gear btw
i don't think the sumo base is a must of you get the one with the extended feet.
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I think if you have the ability (live somewhere that permits it) to bolt it to the floor, it would be a wise option, not a necessity maybe but it's just a few bolts and may make all the difference.
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I had an r3 clone built for me.

Bolted it to 3 x 3/4" plywood and 1/2 rubber mat
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