Saturday, June 7, 2014

Squat stands came today. I was actually supposed to squat today but I had a little trouble tightening the bolts without a ratchet. After some trial-and-error throughout the day of mixing and matching pliers and wrenches to do the job best I was able to whip them together in 10 minutes. They are a little wobbly up-top by nature of them being stands (I read about and expected this) but the weight capacity is 750, so I'm not worried.

A different model with less weight allowance had an advantage of holding plates to weigh it down. It should be simple to lay them on the bottom, though, even with my two punching bags.

Last two targets before I'm done are an Iron Gym and a better bench. Since these adjust low enough to bench out of I can save space.


  1. Definitely got the essentials now. Everything you need to start smashing PRs. I think stands are pretty slick too, great space economic tool.

  2. Totally. Of course nothing beats a cage but the size of these is really what I needed.

    1. Cages are definitely nice, but with the stands and the iron plates instead of bumpers, you may actually find yourself getting stronger. With no real convenient way to bail, when put in a situation where you are struggling, you might be able to dig a little deeper.