Originally Posted by pebblegrain
I like the cage just fine, but how do you dump it if you are stuck at the bottom? wouldnt it fall in your lap?
Am I just overthinking all this? Does the human body tend to have enough force to push the bar away before it falls on your foot, ankle, etc?
The only failsafe I can think of is if you have dumbbells, there is no you you can dump those without pushing them away from you
Yeah, you're over thinking it a bit. You can definitely push a bar away from you and step/hop back long before it hits the ground.
Originally Posted by Manton
Definitely not doing that.
I have a nice bench, dumbells, a barbell, a chin up bar, and superbands. It's working OK. I am a beginner and don't really ever expect to be any great shakes. Not fat, not dead, not too spindly is good enough.
If you have weights to go with that barbell, you have more than enough to get a good start. Especially if basic fitness is your goal. A rack or squat cage is the next piece of equipment you need, but you can do plenty without it.
What you really need is someone to teach you how to use all that stuff effectively. You can teach yourself a lot if your willing to devote time/energy to it. But a good coach makes it all much easier.