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WANTED - tall power rack

Maxy

New member
I require a CLOSED POWER RACK in which the side safeties can be set at 190cm or taller to suspend a barbell at 190cm or taller.

The Force USA CPR is one but does anyone know of any others??

Cheers and thanks in advance
 

Maxy

New member
For what purpose?

For Jerk recovery & snatch recovery's.

the exercise allows the olympic lifter to set the bar at about top of head height then you go to the bottom movement of a jerk and stand up with arms locked out.

So the lift can practice with the cleans with the weight, then practice with it overhead and all they have to do is swing the bar overhead. The thing is that the lifter then has extra confidence knowing they can hold the weight overhead.
it also enables the athlete to exercise with heavier weights overhead which provides strength training for the arms, triceps & shoulders.

Hence the safeties going to 190cm and higher

you got any thoughts about any other rack that fits?

cheers
 

sookie

New member
I had to read what you were asking.

I reckon you have the option of starting and ending the lift off the pins whether standing inside or outside the rack.
 

oldcorollas

重量上げしね&#
stick any of the racks on 20cm thick pieces of wood? (obviously wide enough to be stable, or bolt both wood and rack to ground, or each other)
 

Maxy

New member
I had to read what you were asking.

I reckon you have the option of starting and ending the lift off the pins whether standing inside or outside the rack.



Hi,

Yes agree the option you mention is available.

But the function of the exercises are to build strength and confidence lifting weights you have not previously clean & jerked or snatched.

You have to know that when you come up with your arms locked out that the safety bars are there. Sure without the bars you could drop the weight but why not just have the safety bar so that you know the safety bar will catch the falling weight. OWL is a lot about confidence as well as strength and technique.

Additionally, the athlete can commence to do sets with heavier weights.

That Muscle Motion equipment is very very well made, heavy and solid.

Hammer Strength have a 8ft rack & a 9ft rack but they run out at $3500 to $4500 respectively. 9 ft rack i cannot quite get in the garage and the 8ft is ok but $3500 is about $1500 more than i want to pay.

New York Barbells have a great selection of racks but they want $2k for delivery alone but the rack is great and while I initially dismissed the idea I am starting to think that i could pay $700 for the rack and $2k for the delivery and it would still be $700 cheaper than the Hammer strength 8' rack which have safeties at not the right height anyways.

You know I really didnt think i was asking for anything to different in trying to get safeties at 190cm or taller but apparently i am.

cheers
 

oldcorollas

重量上げしね&#
buy any rack, cut the uprights and weld in more tube... make it as tall as you want...

75x50x2 is abotu $10 a metre
100x50x3 about $20 a metre.

add in a hundred bucks or so for welding if you can't do yourself (heck, even $200 including cuting and drilling), and no worries
 

sookie

New member
I don't know much about Olympic lifts.

But is this what you are talking about? [YOUTUBE][ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONOCAsR7QOU&feature=youtube_gdata_player]Charles Jerk Recovery 100x3 3/16/09 - YouTube[/ame] [/YOUTuBE]
 

AndyT

Site Advertiser
I'd go with the force usa commercial rack. It's very good value for money at $1400. The matrix as a second options as it will cost about $2400 with all the attachments.
 

Maxy

New member
what about the Matrix from Kettlebells - Iron Edge Fitness Equipment - Train Smarter with 'slings' instead of safeties if you are not confident with the spotter arms ? (does require bolting to the floor however)


NighFall

That rack is great. I rang iron edge up and and asked them if the spotting bars would do the trick for what i want to use it for i.e jerk recoveries (see above) and nope he reckoned they would bend over time. He said they are working on something but not at the moment.

I mean its got height and is solid and sturdy but there are no safeties. that is what they are working on right now.

Shame really. Because its not tinny & its got height.

cheers
 

Maxy

New member
buy any rack, cut the uprights and weld in more tube... make it as tall as you want...

75x50x2 is abotu $10 a metre
100x50x3 about $20 a metre.

add in a hundred bucks or so for welding if you can't do yourself (heck, even $200 including cuting and drilling), and no worries

Old Corrollas

I dont know how to weld and i just wanted to buy what i needed.
 

Maxy

New member
So is it official?

There are no tall study/solid power racks with safeties that can be set at 190cm plus UNLESS I get Hammer Strength at $3500.

Given the height i want i figure that it would have to be welded & have 7 gauge (4-5mm) or more.

I can save $1500 by buying it off the net & even paying $2000 shipping its still cheaper to buy off the net. Pretty amazing really.

cheers
 

oldcorollas

重量上げしね&#
heaps of engineering shops should be able to cut and weld for cheap :) worth asking

or you could spend $2K on shipping i suppose..
 
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