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The Reeves Power Rack

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Here’s another concept for a homemade power rack. I call this one the Reeves Power Rack, named after Steve Reeves, a former Mr. Universe and movie star. The original sketch for this power rack was made at the Chemical Engineering Laboratory at Youngstown State University while I was a student there. It was made using a Compaq Deskpro 386, a machine that the company’s chief executive once called “the most powerful personal computer in the world.” At the time of its release, around 30 years ago, this electronic device retailed for a whopping $6,000 to $8,000, depending upon hardware features. For my thesis project, I was granted special privileges to use this state–of–the-art machine to develop sophisticated computer programs for mathematical modeling, but obviously my mind was on other things from time to time.

Yours in strength and health,
Robert Drucker

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The Reeves Power Rack is a heavy duty-structure made from wood and features adjustable barbell holders, adjustable barbell 'catch' boards, and a chinning bar at the top.

The Reeves Power Rack offers a rugged design that is easy to build and light on the wallet. Drawing and design by R. Drucker.