My birthday is tomorrow, also in the start of tax refund season so I find myself with a little extra cash in my pocket.
I have outgrown my cobbled together weight set and makeshift equipment and am looking to upgrade. I'm for sure buying more weight, but I'm torn on buying a cage and bench, like this:
Or if it's better to go with something bare bones, like this:
(amazon used for reference and pricing only, same with the products)
The big draw for the cage is the ability to do pull ups, and a little added security for squats. But I can live with bent over rows and pull ups from the stairs in my split level.
I am not lifting at any sort of competition level at this point, so I won't need anything with a 1K+ capacity, but I don't want to go with a cheaply made setup that I can get at Y'allmart. Anyone have any pointers on this?