Rated 4 out of
Robert Krebs from
Get the straps, not the filp downs.The rack is solid and strong enough for for anyone. The flip down safeties don't fit, so I plan to grind them down some until they slide in place. I just ordered the straps and I will see which Work best. Unless you build bridges for a living you probably won't have the 1 1/2" tools needed to build this thing, so plan to buy some tools as well. If I had ordered the straps instead of the flip downs I would have been better off. The sandwich J-cups are great for squats, but for other lifts. They are too wide and the bar rolls toward the post. Too much lateral movement is required to unrack/rrack the bar. A pair of each type would be best.
Make sure the very nice numbers face inward when you build it. Lastly, your concrete slab is probably not nearly as level or thick as you may think, so plan ahead when you buy anchors.