Thank you for your reply. I just picked it up. It’s super sturdy!I say go for it. You're getting an olympic bar, a bench and plates. You can always buy more plates, as your strength increases. Bench press, rows, deadlifts right there. A new olympic bar (Rogue) is around $300. If you have the room, oh yea. I bought my first olympic bars from Craigs List. You can get quality equipment from people that are downsizing. A definite yes!