Half Rack Question...

Does anyone have experience squatting in a half rack? I'm moving and the basement in my new place is too short for my power rack (basement ceiling is only 78").

This half rack looks decent and is only 74" tall:

My main concern is that the spotter arms have sufficient length and strength to effectively "spot me" on relatively heavy squats.


Get the rack. Go to Home Depot and buy a couple of saw horses to be your spotters.

I haven't done this but I have heard of people doing it.

Either that, or build a platform to dump the bar on to if you miss a lift.

I never thought of saw horses...great idea. Thanks for the advice.