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I'm interested in getting this 170KG bumper set https://www.no1fitness.co.nz/170kg-olympic-bumper-set-03076?nav=5805 

and this Iron Power HD Powercage and Iron Power Bench https://www.no1fitness.co.nz/strength-equipment/iron-power-easy-fid-utility-bench-04081a https://www.no1fitness.co.nz/strength-equipment/heavy-duty-power-cage-04470

 

but am unable to find any information. I am wanting to set up a home gym and I have about 2500 to spend, all I need is a powerrack, a weight set and a bench. 

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On 9/23/2017 at 1:23 PM, Wolves said:

I'm interested in getting this 170KG bumper set https://www.no1fitness.co.nz/170kg-olympic-bumper-set-03076?nav=5805 

and this Iron Power HD Powercage and Iron Power Bench https://www.no1fitness.co.nz/strength-equipment/iron-power-easy-fid-utility-bench-04081a https://www.no1fitness.co.nz/strength-equipment/heavy-duty-power-cage-04470

 

but am unable to find any information. I am wanting to set up a home gym and I have about 2500 to spend, all I need is a powerrack, a weight set and a bench. 

Hi Wolves, I brought an iron power preacher curl and a leg press/ hack squat from number 1 shittnes and they are real light weight equipment the seat on the preacher curl broke as the ply was super thin and the press plate tore off the leg press with only 270kg on it. 

Number 1 shittnes didn't want to know about the seat and the leg press they made me strip down and they sent it to Christchurch for welding??????? I'm in tauranga. 

they didn't even replace with new and when it came back had a shit weld and some spray paint on it. Lol

so buy something a bit better quality in my opinion. 

I will never touch iron power again. 

 

Good of luck in your search. 

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Hi there,

 

I wouldn’t get the rack or the bench, they won’t last long. It’s a cliche but you get what you pay for. No1 Fitness seem to be moving away from Ironpower and towards Force USA (which I have bought a calf raise machine by and it seems to be ok). No 1 fitness also longer stock many leg presses or hack squats or IMO decent half or full racks and so I am starting to wonder whether they will carry on stocking higher value items, either that or they might be starting to transition to some different brands - time will tell). If it were me, I would get one  of Elite Fitnesses racks/benches. 

 

In in terms of weight plates, if you want to get something from No.1 fitness, I would suggest the volt plates (which I have), probably not as good quality as, again some of the stuff from elite, but it’s a pretty good set (a good price for it would be $999 or under). So if you can wait a bit you’ll save some money (they always have sales). FYI, I think Volt is Ironpowers premium brand offering just so you know!

 

I have spent a lot of time putting together my own home gym (and researching NZ home gym equipment), so happy to advise further if you have any questions. 

 

Cheers,

 

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Another’s response I made to a similar query recently...

 

Hey, I have my own home gym. Spent a lot of money on it so far and have spent considerable time getting to know the why's and wherefores of all the different brands across numerous different pieces of kit. As a result, I would consider myself to be abit of an expert on home gym equipment here in NZ. My first bit of advice would be not to get anything with a pulley - not in terms of as part of a squat rack anyway (appreciate that if space/money or both are limited it can be tempting to try and kill a few birds with one stone), but really they won't be any good and you will be sacrificing quality on (what I presume is the most important aspect) which is the power rack quality. I have taken the slow and steady approach to getting my kit which has been difficult (who wants to save and wait right?) but ultimately I have found this approach worth it. The question would be why are you upgrading from a squat rack to a power rack? Why not put the money towards a decent lat pulldown machine? As an aside, this is the only decent one I can find (and I have looked ALOT...expensive but looks pretty good).

 

https://www.no1fitness.co.nz/strength-equipment/commercial-lat-pull-down-04600

 

In terms of weight that they can handle. Don't be fooled - a rack may say that it can handle (insert kg amount here) but that would be weight resting on the spotter arms, which is very different from you squatting and dropping said kg amount on them from a height! I don't have a particular view on the Force USA stuff currently (though am expecting a Force USA calf raise machine and sissy squat machine from oz next week), so will have a bit more view on their product quality then. Would stay away from the others that you have highlighted though. If it were me (and presuming your budget is somewhere between $500 - $1000) and you want it sooner rather than later, I would go for either the K1 or K2 from Elite fitness as I think they are probably the best value for the money. FYI, I am also thinking of possibly upgrading from a squat rack and having done a lot of hunting around, I am still not quite sure but think I might go for a impulse (IFPC) power cage from elite fitness. Apparently, if I wait until they need to fill some space on a container, they might be able to do this for $1100 instead of the $1600 (give or take) that it would otherwise cost. One other detail (which most power racks fail on from my perspective, the impulse doesn't, the K1 and K2 do,) is where the supporting horizontal bar is on the floor. Sounds stupid but most have this directly below where you lift the bar off the j hooks. The issue with this? You'll be standing on this to put the bar on/off, hardly ideal when you your knackered after a set with legs wobbling (who wants to have to avoid tripping over something?). Small detail I know but these things do make the difference. Anyway appreciate that everyone has their own constraints namely space and budget when it comes to home gyms but hopefully something in the above is useful. Happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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I would just go these guys for NZ equipment. Best price for quality I can see out there. I started off with No1 then pretty much sold it all off and re-built with Powerfit and ended up losing a bit trying to save up front wasn't a good idea. Then again not everyone needs a 300kg+ rack and sturdy bumpers but i'd say most Powerlifters would/should.

 

http://powerfit.nz/

 

 

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