Here Are The Top 3 Power Racks Out Right Now
I had to look into A LOT of power racks before I bought my first one. Through all my research, here were the best ones I could find.
- 1,000-lb Premium-Grade Rack
- 1 in. Hole Spacing for Bench
- Pull-Up Bar, Lat/Rows Attached
- 2x3" 11-Gauge Steel Uprights
- 5/8” Westside Pattern Holes
- 90" in Height & 24" in Depth
- Flat-Foot & Stable Power Rack
- 48X49" Footprint & 92" Height
- 30" Depth & 43" Pull-up Bar
The Top Picks From My Research Trying to Find A Power Rack
Rep PR-4000 Rack
The Rep PR-4000 Rack is a complete power rack w/ a pull-up bar & lat/rows attachment.
Why We Like Rep PR-4000 Rack
The Rep PR-4000 Power Rack is a top-quality power rack from Rep fitness. The rack is heavy-duty with a weight capacity of about 1000 lbs. The PR-4000 comes with a 3x3” 11 gauge steel with a 1” hole spacing through the bench zone. This rack is the right option for users looking for power racks they can use for a long period.
The PR-4000 is easy to customize and comes in several colors, depth, and height options. All Rep PR-4000 Power Racks also come with a cross-member that can double as an anchor point for other attachments in the future.
The Rogue R-3 is a smaller footprint power rack that's excellent for garage and/or home gyms.
Should You Buy Rogue R-3?
Rogue R-3 Power Rack is popular for its appreciable durability. Apart from this, the rack is also very versatile despite its compactness (the total footprint of the rack is about 53”x34”). The depth of the rack is about 24”.
The compactness of this power rack also makes it suitable for a range of gym spaces. The Rogue R-3 Power Rack also comes with several accessories that give users a range of customization options for their racks.
Best Flat-Foot Rack
RML-390F Flat Foot
The RML-390F is the best flat-footed power rack w/ no need for bolting down.
Why We Recommend RML-390F Flat Foot
This rack is unique for the array of customization options it offers users, among several other things. The RML-390F can be obtained as a stand-alone unit or through converting an existing SML-2/SML-3 squat stand. The rack is self-stabilizing and does not need to be bolted to the ground before use.
This makes it suitable for home gym owners who’d rather not have the rack bolted to the floor. The RML-390F Flat Foot Monster Lite Rack is also compact, with a footprint of only 48” x 49”.
Should You Get a Bolted-Down Power Rack?
One of the common questions gym owners ask when getting a power rack is whether to choose a rack that can be bolted down or one that can’t. In most instances, the choice depends on personal preferences and the nature of the gym space. Not all gym spaces allow the bolting of the rack to the floor. In this type of area where bolting the rack down is not an option, it is important to ensure that the rack has enough weight at the lower bottom to ensure that it stays in place when in use. Most times, bolting down the rack is to ensure that it stays in place, especially when a large lateral force is applied.
So in choosing a rack, look out for the floor of your gym space and the routine you would be carrying out with the rack. This will guide on whether to choose a bolted-down rack or not.
Will Flat-Footed Power Racks Tip When Loaded?
Most flat-footed power racks are designed not to tip when loaded. Depending on the manufacturer, most flat-footed racks are self-stabilizing. Although some of these racks can be bolted to the floor to improve their stability further, most flat-footed racks would not tip when loaded.
Another important thing to look out for is the weight capacity of the rack, as the rack might begin to lose stability when it is loaded with more than its weight capacity.