Attached to the base of the squat rack is a highly versatile tool to which you should absolutely
add to your belt. The Rogue Landmine attachment allows for a wide variety of compound exercises
allowing to focus on particular aspects of rowing, leg and pushing movements.
In this post we will talk about setup, and cleanup of this attachment. As shown in the figure
above, the attachment is bolted to the bottom of the squat rack, on the far side with respect
to the front door. Consider this the permanent location of this attachment, as I have found
it works best in this location.
To get started setting this equipment up you should find a barbell from either of the weight trees
on either side of the squat rack. I prefer to keep the Rogue Ohio Bar in the squat rack, so please
do not attempt to use “the good one” in this apparatus.
Shown below is the XMark Lumberjack barbell inserted into the attachment.
Near the squat rack next to the back wall there is a metal barbell jack which will hold up the other
end of the barbell for loading. Make sure to take advantage of this tool to load, and deload the
weights off of the barbell.
Note: Please take the rubber floor mat that is next to the far weight tree and place it under where
the loaded plates will rest. All the weights in the gym are steel plates, and if dropped even from
a low height directly on the concrete, they can cause damage to the floor. Always put this mat down
We are now able to start loading the end of the barbell. When doing rowing movements I like to load
the barbell with the 25lbs plates, as I get a much better range of motion than using the larger plates.
Below is an image of the finished assembly. To get the weights off of the jack, very carefully lift
up the barbell jack allowing the weights to be lowered to the rubber mat.
This is a very important attachment to clean up after, as you do not want to be tripping over this
assembly while traversing the gym. To disassemble, use the jack stand to lift the weights off the
ground. Remove the barbell locking collar, and pull all the plates off. You need to remember to
put the weights back where they were found. Next slide the barbell out of the attachment sleeve
and place the barbell back where it was found.
I have been very impressed with this attachment. It is extremely smooth. Make sure to check it out
at the gym!