This is a quick tour of my gym. The only thing missing is a view of my rings set up, which is outside. Unfortunately, it was dark outside at the time of filming so I did not try to capture that.
I have homemade parallel bars, a power rack with several items attached to it, and parallettes.
The attachments to the power rack are a homemade 3″ thick barbell attached to truck straps, rated at 433lbs each safe working load. They are rated at 1333 lbs. More than strong enough to be a safe spotting system! There is a second set of straps for the squats, and I talk about the advantages of my set up.
I start at the bottom on all my lifts. Why? Because in real life that’s where you start. If you have to lift something off of you, it is probably pinning you down. That means you’re lifting dead weight off of your chest. If you have to lift something off of someone, you generally have to start at the bottom of a squat and start lifting from there. So, bottom position work prepares you for real situations better than starting off of a rack near the top of the movement.
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