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Power Rack Height Requirements

Discussion in 'Gym Equipment' started by arsenic, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. arsenic

    arsenic Active Member

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    Good morning everyone. I'm new here - I've been reading quite a bit here and I think I've determined that I would like to purchase a power rack for home use. My question is, how much height above the power rack should you have??

    The reason I ask this is the room I'd like to turn into my workout room is only about 87" tall. I see a lot of power racks in the 80-84" range. Now, I know if I want to do chin ups I'll be out of luck, but right now that's not really a problem because I can't do even one :/ However, besides chin up or any weight lifting exercise were I'd want to lift a bar over my head, is there any reason I need a minimum amount of space between the cage and my ceilng?

    I believe I could get a little more room in small areas by removing specific ceilng tiles (drop ceiling installed). But I'd certainly like to avoid that as much as possible.

    Sorry for being so long-winded and for the simple question. From what I've read I don't think I'll have a problem, but I wanted to check with those that've done it already!
    Ron
     
  2. kmfisher

    kmfisher Well-Known Member

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    My basement's even lower, and I have no chance of getting a full rack in there. So, I use a half rack and built a cheap chinup bar out of pipe from Home Depot and put it up in the garage. A simple solution.

    I'd prefer to have a full rack, so I'd still get it if I was you!
     
  3. arsenic

    arsenic Active Member

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    thanks for the repsonse fisher. i just wasn't sure if there was something i was missing that i'd need more room.

    i did search a bit before i posted this thread, but apparently not enough. i found several instances after i posted this where people say that they've fit a rack in a room with just an inch to spare! i think i should be good to go. time to start my journey on saying goodbye to the fat man.

    ron
     

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