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.
Bob started his passion site, TotallyUniqueLife, back in 2009. The website is geared toward fitness, tips, DIY, life hacks, and reviews. Bob has been a fitness and weightlifting enthusiast for the past 50 years. He has also been passionate about woodworking and DIY over the years. He has been formally trained in woodworking at the Homestead Woodworking School in NH.
He enjoys sharing his knowledge of fitness, woodworking, and DIY on his website and YouTube channel with the same name – TotallyUniqueLife.