Have you ever made some serious gains in strength and been using a piece of kit and wondered if it was going to fall apart? Well recently I have been concentrating on increasing my squat strength and my goal was to hit a 200 kg squat. I’ve had a Bodymax CF375 for the last few years and it has put up with a lot of abuse and I can’t fault it, but I decided to put it into retirement as it is designed to take 180 kg. Although I wouldn’t mind getting £250 from you’ve been framed for a funny video of me smashing a barbell through the floor I thought I would hunt around for an upgrade.
I’m not made of money so I wanted something that wasn’t going to break the bank but would still save my life when things got heavy. I had a look around but in the end I decided to stick with bodymax as I really loved my old power rack but had simply out grown it. The upgrade power rack from my old one is the bodymax CF475.
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Just from the look of it you can tell it is a bit of a unit and definitely capable of withstanding any weight that I could throw at it. A brief glance through the spec gave me butterflies seeing the 363kg capacity!
Bodymax cf475 Specification
- Heavy duty frame – 1300L x 1160W 2100H
- Adjustable Spotter Bars & Anti Slip Feet
- 363kg capacity – great for shrugs, squats, chest, shoulder press & more
- Comes with Narrow and Wide grip chinning bar
- Add a weight bench for even more versatility
Like the CF375 the bodymax CF475 has pretty much identical features such as the narrow/ wide grip chin up bar which are a vital exercise on my back days. A power rack in any home gym is the best thing since sliced bread and will take your workouts to the next level! I still use my bodymax cf475 for more than just squats and chin ups, I also do shrugs, military press, rack chins, bench press and dips. I use to use two barbells to do dips and put them across the spotting bars, however I decided to stop being so tight and gone and bought the [easyazon_link asin=”B001V8RKV2″ locale=”UK” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”willparrettco-21″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]dips attachment[/easyazon_link].
You can also get the lat/ low pulley attachment that you could get on the bodymax CF375. However I haven’t actually bought it as my brother decided to buy a cable crossover machine so I just use that instead. However if you don’t have a cable crossover then I would definitely recommend getting one as it does add an extra dimension to your workout and will help you build a barn door of a back! If you do think you will buy the lat/ low pulley attachment I would recommend buying them together as a bundle as you can get them slightly cheaper.
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I am very happy with my bodymax cf475 and I hope to get a number of years out of this power rack and if I can manage to squat more than 363kg capacity then I wouldn’t even be annoyed as I would have set a new world record.