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skywalkr
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Well you need some sort of safety system and it's either bars or straps. Straps seem to be more versatile and let me touch my chest while also bench alone safely. They can also be used for squats, rack pulls, and I've heard of people putting them low so the weight just about touches the ground and doing deadlifts (technically a rack pull) that way so it's really easy to add and remove weight.

4/19/2017 12:30:04 PM

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"Why do you prefer the half rack to the full one?"


you can take as long a stride out of the rack as you want without hitting the rack behind you. You can also do good mornings and lunges with a half rack without having to be positioned perfectly. All it took was for me to bump the back of the rack with the plates while squatting to feel claustrophobic every time I stepped inside the cage. I ended up doing most of my lifts outside of the cage for simplicity, so my cage was nothing more than an oversized stand.

If you're not worried about doing squats and mainly want something to bench in, then a cage would be cheaper. You wouldn't have the mobility concerns that steered me away from a full cage.

4/19/2017 4:32:23 PM

skywalkr
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That is what is making me think if I go cage I might want the R4 which is deeper. Of course I am looking to get bumpers too so I could always squat outside the cage and dump it if I feel too claustrophobic. First I need to clean my damn garage and measure to see how much room I have.

4/19/2017 5:40:50 PM

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