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Old 04-14-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default Multipurpose wooden squat racks...

While not completely finished they are now fully operational and I would bet my salary that none on this board or P&B could outsquat these racks. Will post pictures and description later so stay tuned if you are interested in the result of six hours work and 70 EUR investment...
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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I'm looking forward to seeing them!

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Old 04-14-2007, 11:48 PM   #3
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Default Teaser...

This is just a teaser and as I can't place all pictures into one post here go the first five construction pictures...
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:59 PM   #4
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Default Teaser II

The next batch...

These racks are not finished yet. I am working on three extension pieces per rack so that the height is adjustable from 1000mm to ~1210mm. The lower ballast board is now just a rough scrap wood job (still good enough to hold 200--300kg) and I will change that too. Will place my weight plates and KBs there. Due to the low center of gravity it is next to impossible that the racks will ever topple over. The two boards on top which secure the barbell are removable, and voila you have two 1000mm height jumping boxes.

That's a 21mm birch multiplex plate on top and there is no way anyone on any board squats enough to break this plates...

If there is interest I will write a short description how to build these racks including parts list and tools list.
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:50 AM   #5
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Default And the next batch

I will add some additional support structures but they are already fully functional and my elephant blocks can be placed on top safely for rack jerks...
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:22 AM   #6
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Default The inspiration for the squat rack...

...is from an old german book about weightlifting. Excellent resource BTW.
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