expired Pull-up Squat Rack $199, Dumbbell Set $19.99, Barbell Set $59.99, Bumper Weights $49.99, Slamballs $19.99 @ ALDI

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Pull-up Squat Rack $199

  • Steel Tube Dimensions is 60mm x 60mm x 2mm.
  • Adjustable and Removable Spotting Arms
  • Assembled Dimensions: 211cm (H) x 110cm (W) x 105cm (D).
  • Weight Capacity: 300kg
  • 1 Year Warranty

Dumb Bell Set $19.99

  • 1 x Lifting Bar
  • 2 x 2kg weights
  • 2 x 1.25kg weights
  • 2 x 1kg weights
  • Cast iron weights
  • Heavy duty painted finish
  • 2 Year Warranty

Barbell Set $59.99

  • Long (24kg) or Curl (18.5kg) bar Set
  • Includes bar, weights and locking nuts
  • 2 x 1.25kg
  • 2 x 2.5kg
  • 2 x 3kg
  • Bar weight 5kg
  • Includes Carry Case
  • Not suitable for use with Squat Rack
  • 2 Year Warranty

Bumper Weights $49.99ea

  • 1 x 20kg
  • 2 x 10kg

60 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

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Comments

  • +6 votes

    For $199 that squat rack looks surprisingly well built. I'd want to bolt it down when using upwards of 180kg though and it might be too narrow for some bigger guys, but for most people it would be really good.

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      Looks a bit too short for guys to do pull-ups on though.

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        that also unless you bend fully at the knee.

      • +3 votes

        It’s 211 cm in height which is on par with most home racks/cages. Most people do pull ups with their legs at a 90 degree angle at the knees anyway. Plenty of height for pull ups.

    • +12 votes

      And what percentage of guys here are squatting 180kg ?.

      • +8 votes

        Same percentage that earn over 200k

        • +18 votes

          100%? Wow!

        • +3 votes

          Are there really people who earn over 200k here?

          • +7 votes

            @docians: Yep, everyone.

          • +4 votes

            @docians: Can confirm - a few years back I had a really sweet contract… still loved digging into ozbargain. Just because you have cash doesn't mean you want to overpay for things.

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              @Dex: each person is different I guess
              I work with colleagues who earn 200k+ and drive luxury german cars.
              at the staff room, if I speak about eg connoisseur on half price special, they are usually like if they feel like eating icecream at $5 is not going to break the bank. They would prefer to eat connoisseur when they please at whatever price rather than wait for a special/ stock up when on special

              tldr: as per them one of the benefits of earning a big pay packet is not to sweat the small stuff.

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                @docians: A lot of people live by the 'earn more, spend more' theory but plenty also got rich but not impulse buying everything at full price.

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                  @whitelie: exactly, which is why I said each person is different

                  I guess if you were in your sixties, paid your mortgage off, put your kids through college, and own a few investment properties, you would not fret over saving $50, atleast most in that situation wouldn't :)

                  when I asked my colleague why he drove a German luxury car, when he could buy a cheaper car, he said a he could afford to and b he was not going to take his money with him

                  plenty also got rich but not impulse buying everything at full price.

                  if you were earning >200k from your mid thirties, you only would have to keep doing what you were doing without spending extravagantly, to stay rich
                  you would not have to do anything special to get rich

                  • +3 votes

                    @docians: I've worked with plenty of young CUB's (cashed up bogans) that were on 200k+ in the boom time of mining that threw it all away because they lived by the 'earn more, spend more' philosophy. None of them are rich by any means and now that they're back on realistic wages, they're wondering where all the money went. A lot could have easily paid off their house and have a couple of investment properties, which may not be rich per se but certainly more than comfortable enough and well on their way to an early retirement. Easy come, easy go I guess.

                    • +1 vote

                      @whitelie: lol if you worked with cubs, I must be working with lions
                      they are in their 50s and 60s
                      earning upwards of 150k in their 30s, and now earning 200k+
                      I have not seen their homes, but apart from their cars, nothing seems flashy :)

      • +2 votes

        its not as uncommon as you'd think. I bring it up because its how much I can squat and that is scary enough on a really high quality rack, let alone this even though it's rated to 300kg somehow.

    • +7 votes

      This would be ok for a novice or someone who isn't interested in lifting heavy. But there's no way I'd trust this when squatting 180+, bolted down or not

    • +1 vote

      I didn't think many 180kg guys could do a pull up.

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    These squat racks flew off the shelves last time…

  • +3 votes

    Got this (the squat rack and bumper weights) last time it was on special, have had it for quite some time (maybe 9 months or so)

    A little bit of work to put together, but it's very stable. I've left up to 80kg on the bar supports for squatting for days at a time and no noticeable misshaping.

    The one thing I will say is that it to do squats, you have a very limited range of where you can do it to reach the safety bars without hitting the structure that holds up the safety bars. It probably keeps your form better, but is a little restricting.

    Would recommend.

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      Bumper weights for Olympic bar??

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      i.e. the depth of the safety pin is pretty narrow yeah?

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        Yes, the narrow safeties ended up being the reason I returned an otherwise stable and well built rack. Squats had to be very precise. I was also afraid of the barbell, and I, falling over the half uprights on a PR squat attempt. Bought a full rack.

        Also note that the design this year looks different. The full uprights seem to be half pieces joined by a sleeve - more expensive to manufacture but with cheaper logistics and inferior sturdiness.

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          yeah thats not ideal, i lean forward significantly when i squat and my stance is quite wide. guess i have to keep going to the gym :( lol

    • +5 votes

      So does it work, are your legs and ass jacked now?

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    Awesome, gutted I missed this last time - but have been delaying buying a half rack waiting for another special on these.

  • -1 vote

    That pull up rack is expensive.

    • +12 votes

      i think it's super value, the thing is half a power cage at $200

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      Free at Kids playgrounds. The monkey bars are well built to support most weights.

      • +1 vote

        I tried BW like this and its great but having to commute to a gym, whether franchise or plaground is a my biggest issue. I love strength training but motivation to get there became the reason I bought a $100 set for home.

        now im definitely looking to upgrade but for good value…

  • +6 votes

    I like a good rack

  • +4 votes

    The squat rack looks just like the Armortech one, I dare say they're from the same factory. Wouldn't pay the usual $695 for it though!
    https://thewodlife.com.au/collections/armortech/products/fit...

    That said, I'd prefer a full cage (provided you have the room). Flex Equipment do the Armortech's for $299, no idea how their stock levels go though. Says OOS at the moment.
    https://www.flexequipment.com.au/ArmorTech-Core-Home-Power-C...

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      That's not a bad price for the full cage. I think I spent like $500 for one about 7 years ago. They're good to squat and bench press in without needing to worry about unexpected death (always a good thing!). Can deadlift inside them too once the safety pins are out. Good for a cramped workout space like mine.

      • +1 vote

        Yeah, I was surprised to see them that cheap but they are only 'rated' to 300kg. The GymDirect and similar can be picked up around 500 but are properly tested and rated to 1,000kg on the J hooks.

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          Oh ok, yeah I think mine was rated a bit more than 300kg come to think of it. I don't think it was 1000kg, but 1000lb rings a bell, so perhaps 450kg. I missed a 180kg squat a few years ago and the rack and pins took the weight no problem. It also came with dip bar attachments and a multi-grip pull-up bar. So I guess all these extras add up.

          • +2 votes

            @superduper: Yeah they sure do, probably looking at $50-100 per attachment.
            These sorts of racks are generally ok for the home novice but the rating is static load, not dynamic. If you go down in a hurry with that 180-200kg, I'm not sure the 300kg rated rack will save you and that's when you need it the most.

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    Dang I really wish I have space for that pull up rack in my tiny room. Looks solid. It's a really good investment.

  • +4 votes

    Great now I can open my own gym.

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    Guys I don't want to buy the rack to do squats. I'm more interested in those safety bars because I'm thinking of putting these alongside my bench press incase I drop the weights…

    Would it be OK for that purpose?

    • +1 vote

      Yes, they would do very well. The bench legs might interfere with the cross member at the back. Check that before you commit.

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      It doesn't look to me like the working area is very deep. You could potentially put a bench inside the rack but I'm not sure there would be much room to move the bar, looks like it would be pretty tight. Same with squatting in it really, you could only unrack it and take a couple of baby steps back to set yourself up.

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    Would anyone know how the Aldi barbell set compares to ones on ebay for a similar price? For example https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Total-25kg-Barbell-Weight-Set-15...

    • +1 vote

      better barbell on the ebay listing (it's one piece), though the plastic weights are worse. barbells normally go for around $60 on ebay and you pick up a one piece barbell from rebel for about $70 usually. Secondhand or Cash converters is usually better, you sometimes get people who just give up.

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    I got the chin up squat rack last year it's sturdy and solid. Still in great condition a year on. Only issue is I am 6 ft 2 so the actual height of the bar is a good foot to short for me

  • +3 votes

    This is a different squat rack to previous years. Notice the uprights are no longer a single piece. Likely to make transportation easier, but it means you can't position the hooks at that level so won't be able to bench press with safeties with this rack. A disappointing design change.
    Also given the design change, the quoted dimensions in OP are questionable. If the squat stand is still 211cm then that fitness model appears very tall.

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      Good catch. I think you are right. This thing might not be great for bench pressing. Depends how long your arms are.

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      depends on width of shoulders and height of bench but good point the armortech $700 cage has the same issue but may have a wider working area. where as the $300 cage doesn't.

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      I think the new joins are too high up to be a nuisance?

      • +2 votes

        Comparing the pictures to the squat rack I got last year, the joins appear to block the exact hole that I use for bench press, PLUS also block the one hole lower which I could use in a pinch.

        Very disappointing change.

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          Thanks for the reply. The height looks deceptive in the catalogue photo.

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          Are you sure that the holes that one would use for bench press death protection are blocked, @Giraffe? Which holes are you referring to? Looking at this image: https://www.aldi.com.au/fileadmin/fm-dam/Products/Special_Bu...
          Which holes would you want to use to protect yourself during bench press?

          Referring again to the image I linked to, if you zoom in, to me it looks like the two holes above where the safety bar is currently installed are not blocked by the joining sleeve. If you have a close look on the the sleeve/join on the left side there are two barely visible holes: one just below the sleeve, and one hole going through the sleeve itself. If that's correct, do you think that there would still be a problem with this for bench pressing?

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            @smux: The hooks are the problem, not the safety bars. You could bench press with protection, but I think it would be awkward. I'll try to clarify:

            I count 12 holes on the old rack, so let's number them from 1-12 from lowest to highest. Holes 1-4 are for the safety bars. For my bench press, I put the safety bars through Hole 1 (~63cm from floor), and the hooks in Hole 5 (~103cm). On the new rack, Hole 5 is missing. Hole 4 is present through the sleeve as you say, but I believe the sleeve and bolt will stop you being able to use the hooks there.

            Depending on your bench height and arm length, you may be able to use Hole 6. Or you could use Hole 3 but I think that would be very awkward for racking/unracking. This is all with me assuming the same spacing of holes on new compared to old.

            Hope this helps, feel free to ask me anything else.

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      Having a look at this closeup image https://www.aldi.com.au/fileadmin/fm-dam/Products/Special_Bu... it looks like on the left side that there are hook/bar holes going through the sleeve/join.. Can anyone else see that or is it just me? If there are holes there, does that mean what you were talking about is still an issue?? Not sure if I'm understanding you correctly…

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        There is a hole for the squatting safety bar to be used at that height however in regards to benching you would want to use those holes for the hooks. Which is apparently blocked by the sleeve and bolts.

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    It is tempting to buy pull-up rack , but can’t justify the price

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      There's no value in it if you're just using it for pull ups. It's pretty cheap for a squat rack though.

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      If it doesn't have to be a rack, you could look into door frame pull up bars. They're about $10-$20, just make sure you get the right type for your frame.

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    ALDI is Australia's GOAT

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    a dumbbell set with 1 dumbell hmmm

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    Aren't barbells usually closer to 10kg in total weight?

    Also anyone bought the battle ropes or slam balls before? Any good?

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      An Olympic barbell will be 20kg

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      Depends on the length. A 7ft standard BB would be about 10-11kg but this one will be short. Probably only a 1.3 or 1.4m bar, they're only around 6kg. A standard EZ bar would probably be around 5kg.

      Oly's are generally 20kg but you can get a 15kg "women's" bar.

  • +3 votes

    Looks like a very sturdy clothes drying rack.

  • +2 votes

    You'd want some dip bars in there also, then it would be a really good set.

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    can anyone comment on whether they think the dumbells are any better than / same as /inferior too, the standard you'd get from kmart or decatholon ? https://www.decathlon.com.au/p/8491831_weight-training-dumbb...

    been slowly rehabing myself post surgery and it's time to move a little heavier (and i mean a little haha). but the individual dumbells are freaking expensive

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      I'd go with the Decathlon ones purely for the fact that they don't have spin lock collars. I can't stand them, takes so long to change plates…but it is double the price. Most 20kg sets around that price are probably much of a muchness.

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      I bought the dumbbells 59.95 3 years ago and they're excellent. Even better the dumbbells were slow sellers and I picked up the set for 39.95 and I'm going to buy another set for a friend.

  • +2 votes

    Awesome, a squat rack! So I can do my bicep curls at home, as well as using the one at the gym for it.

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    Anyone done research into a great value cage and weight setup for home?

    My ideal was IE brand and almost drove from ADL to SYD for a second hand $4k set.

    Id like a cage at least 2.1m for pullups, squat, bench, deads and at least 150kg of OLY + barbell and possibly dip attachment.

    • +2 votes

      Depends on your budget and what sort of equipment you want. The GymDirect packages are generally pretty good value for a home setup. May be cheaper if you don't want the high/low pulley but they're pretty handy.

      https://gymdirect.com.au/collections/power-rack-pacakge/prod...

      If you start getting in to HD needle bearing barbells, calibrated bumper plates and whatnot then it can all add up pretty quickly.

      Also keep in mind your ceiling height if you're putting it indoors and doing pullups on it.

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        thanks have had friends with GD stuff.

        ceiling is 2.7 so even a 2.4 should be fine till i can muscle up (lel)

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    *** Important Questions ***
    Long barbell or curl barbell set?
    What's the difference and use case for them?
    Which is better?

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      long definitely has a million more uses. ezi curl is for curling aka biceps only isolation and even then only makes it easier than the long.

  • +1 vote

    If i buy the dumbbell set and need additional weights later on, would it be easy to find later from elsewhere?

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    I was about to buy a second-hand version of last year's model on Saturday for $100 but then decided not to after seeing the catalogue. But afte reading the comments here about the new design, I contacted the person again but they had sold it already!

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    I think I'll buy it anyway despite the possibility that I won't be able to set the hooks at the right level for bench pressing. If I can't I'll just return it.

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      If you do buy it let me know if it works for benching. Will buy it if I can use it for benching

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    Missed out on my local stores :( Anyone seen any in the wild in Metro VIC?

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      My local store have some barbell sets in stock but all the dumbbells have sold out. Would like to know which stores in VIC have dumbbell sets in stock.

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