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J_Byrd 04-19-2011 10:07 AM

Building a monolift
 
We are currently building a make shift monolift for the gym. I took this idea from Joey Smith (he has a world class multiply bench, and raw total). I had a 2 inch metal beam placed at the top of a normal squat rack. From it I will hang two tow straps, then add links till I have the right length. Then attach large J Hooks to hold the bar. Just throwing that out there for anyone interested. Now I can do reverse bands in the squat, and not have to worry about walking out squats.

LtL 04-19-2011 10:39 AM

Got any pic's of your set-up?

LtL

J_Byrd 04-19-2011 10:45 AM

At this point all I have is the metal cross bar. I can link the video where Joey Smith shows you how to set it up. Its about 4 minutes in. When I finish mine, I will post the pictures. Should be sometime next week. I think this will allow me to take my squat into the 900s in single ply.

http://www.facebook.com/l/202e0/www....?v=jum01clXAFc

Not sure if that link will work...I had to forward it from another account. All kinds of things are blocked by my server!

LtL 04-19-2011 10:59 AM

I've seen that vid': it's a good explanation.

As for your squat: 900 single ply is utterly ridiculous.

LtL

J_Byrd 04-19-2011 11:11 AM

I am going to do mine just a little different, but not much.

The plan is to squat 900 this year. I am not coaching football this year, so that means I will TRAIN year round for the first time ever! Normally during football season I just do some raw stuff playing around. Cant wait to see where I can take this!

Aurik 04-19-2011 11:15 AM

I've seen something similar before, but it's definitely way cool to see someone else doing it :D

J_Byrd 04-22-2011 06:54 AM

I have the cross beam installed, and set up one side last night. I did not like the feel with the tow straps, just felt like too much stuff there. Going to go with just a chain set up instead.

set up as follows
2 inch sold steel- bolted to frame of squat rack. Has a inch over hang for doing reverse bands.

5,400lbs test J hooks with approx 8lbs of chain.

This was actually really simple!

BendtheBar 04-22-2011 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J_Byrd (Post 130992)

http://www.facebook.com/l/202e0/www....?v=jum01clXAFc

Not sure if that link will work...I had to forward it from another account. All kinds of things are blocked by my server!

Posting video.


BendtheBar 04-22-2011 08:19 AM

^ By the way, 500 shouldn't look that easy. You're embarrassing us.

Nice work.

J_Byrd 04-22-2011 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 131894)
^ By the way, 500 shouldn't look that easy. You're embarrassing us.

Nice work.

Thats Joey Smith...not me. He is a hell of a lot stronger than me! Great guy to. I ask him training questions all the time.


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