I just bought myself a Bodycraft F430, currently waiting for it to arrive.
Anyone else got this rack? In general what are some good pieces of equipment I can add on to it, I see gymnastic rings, heavy chains (how do you benefit from chains apart from them adding weight?) & resistance bands.
Are there any other power cage owners on this forum that have found additional good uses? I thought about putting a bedsheet over mine and using it as picnic tent, ideas like that are the best so please feel free to recommend.
Last edited by Cupid Stunt; 10-11-2011 at 11:57.
Noty sure, Maybe invest in some bands for power training? I mean if you are just looking for mass and strength gains then maybe it's not for you. Adding bands to the egdes of your bar and hooking them to the bottom of the rack makes the bar comes down quicker on benching. Alot of international rugby players and NFL players use it. It increases the speed of the ecentric portion of the press and increases power becuase it stretches the muscle quicker and harder. Bands are good IMO
Get some heavy chains too. They rest on the floor when your at your lowest point and makes te last section of the lift harder to complete. They are good for developing power and muscle resisitance. You get some releife from the weight as they rest on the floor say when your in the bottom sections of a deep squat or when you have the bar in your chest during the bench press. This makes the top section hard because as you lift it back up it unravals off the floor and increases the weight.
Maybe some thick grips?
Last edited by mclovin123; 10-11-2011 at 22:42.
lol my experience was different, they sent me parts for the cf375 in the cf475 box and the bolts didnt fit properly, it was a complete mix of parts between the two racks, they also provided two spanners that just barely got onto the bolts , i was having a hard time with the spanners mainly
(Original post by Cupid Stunt)
Everything all received ordered over the weekend and arrived today no hassle at all, great service I got.
Cleared out my old equipment, tidied & hoovered everything, built the power cage, built a bench, sorted out my 145kg into nice piles all in around 4 hours... Don't know how it could take you days seriously...
midway through building it i realised it was not supposed to look this way, because one of the supports was much thicker then the other 3, i phoned up and made a complaint, 6 days later (business days = 2 weeks) they showed up and had a look told me ive received the mixture of parts so they took it away, i honed them up and asked them when will my order be coming, it was out of stock (the cf475 plus the lat low pulley) i said i wanted a refund, the lady said ok i might be able to get it out to you within the week, when all of a sudden 3 days later, i get a package at my door, i sign and its the f430
this is not the rack i ordered but i preferred this one, so i phoned again and asked where is my lat low pulley, the lady fobbed me off with the usual it takes a few days to deliver etc until i asked for a refund about a week later, i got the refund within the day, then on the 3/10 i get UPS at my door with a lat low pulley and dip stands
at this point i decided to keep my mouth shut and i have managed to save myself quite a lot of money, i originally spent £412 on just a cage and pulley, i ended up with a much better cage and a refund on my pulley for £127 meaning i only spend 285ish, but i began my order back in august, and i didnt get the gear till october/sep, i think i deserve the extras
when i built the f430 with wrenches took me half a day, originally it took me 3 days with spanners, my hands kept giving out tightening the damn things
Last edited by jus2sik; 17-11-2011 at 00:17.