If you’ve ever thought about creating your own workout area at home and want to either squat or bench press, you simply need a support like the York Barbell Pro Series 204 Support.
Well, I did just that at my home in the White Mountains of NH (USA), but I didn’t create a workout area in my house, I created it in my 12′ X 20′ shed. And, to be honest, since the pandemic happened, it has been one of the smartest things I have ever done!
I am one of those people who has been working out since I was a teenager which is about 50 years ago. I honestly don’t know what I would’ve done if I couldn’t walk out to my heated shed and workout any time I want to. Here are some links to how I insulated my shed walls and ceiling.
I put together a youTube video below that goes over the features of the York Barbell Pro Series 204 Support and I also provide a demo of me benching and squatting.
Here is a breakdown of the various sections of the youTube video:
- 0:00 – Introduction
- 4:42 – Features of the York Barbell Pro Series 204 Barbell Support
- 11:03 – Benching demonstration
- 15:00 – Demonstration of the value of spotter bars
- 17:57 – Setting up York Barbell Pro Series 204 Barbell Support for squatting
- 21:59 – Quick squatting demonstration with just the Olympic Bar (no weights added)
- 22:35 – Final thoughts
York Barbell Pro Series 204 Barbell Support Specs
- Overall Base Width: 64 ¾”
- Overall Base Depth: 38 ½”
- Maximum Rack Width: 52”
- Minimum Rack Width: 36”
- Lowest Bar Rack Point: 38 5/8”
- Highest Bar Rack Point: 64 ½”
- Safety Spotter Area Depth: 15”
The video is pretty comprehensive and if you want to use it for benching you will need to purchase a bench. I bought the York Barbell STS Flat-to-Incline Bench and I love it. This article will give you a review and a youTube video review of that bench.
Another, more recent piece of workout equipment I purchased, is my XMark calf raise seated machine. It is also a high-quality machine that I’ve recently added to my workouts. I love it!
Whenever I am lifting in my shed workout area I always make it a point to support my wrists sufficiently and I do so by wearing my Rip Toned Wrist Wraps. I really wouldn’t work out without them.
If you have any questions at all you can leave them below, use my Contact Me page, or simply leave a question in the youTube video comments.