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Best Home Gym Power Racks

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At home gym power racks can be great for any powerlifter or weightlifter who doesn’t have access to a gym or prefers to workout at home. There are many different styles of power racks on the market that vary in their dimensions, included attachments, and assembly requirements.

As you will see from our top picks, power racks can range from simple to complex and everything in between. Keep in mind the amount of space you have reserved for new equipment, and let’s find the most appropriate power rack for you.

best home gym power racks

Editor’s Pick
Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0
Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0
Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0

The Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0 is available in eleven colors and either numbered or unnumbered uprights. It is constructed with 11-gauge steel, zinc hardware, and has a narrow footprint of 40 inches by 53 inches.

Contender
Rogue RML-490 Power Rack
Rogue RML-490 Power Rack
Rogue RML-490 Power Rack

The Rogue RML-490 Power Rack has 49 inch by 49 inch dimensions (standard 53 inch by 53 inch footprint) and stands 90.375 inches tall. It is made of 11-gauge steel, Westside hole spacing, and includes pin/pipe safeties. There are ten different color options available.

Also Consider
Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage
Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage
Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage

The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage has a weight capacity of 800lbs and is constructed with 2 inch by 2 inch tubular steel frame. The height is just 83.5 inches making for an easier fit in tighter spaces. 

Best For Low Ceilings
Valor Fitness BD-58 Squat Rack with Pull-Up Bar Weight Cage
Valor Fitness BD-58 Squat Rack with Pull-Up Bar Weight Cage
Valor Fitness BD-58 Squat Rack with Pull-Up Bar Weight Cage

The Valor Fitness BD-58 Squat Rack with Pull-Up Bar Weight Cage has a weight capacity of 1,000lbs and includes a PTFM weightlifting platform made of four bamboo boards and a transition plate. It stands just 81 inches tall when the adjustable pull-up bar is removed.

Best Combination Power Rack
FORCE USA Monster G6 Power Rack
FORCE USA Monster G6 Power Rack
FORCE USA Monster G6 Power Rack

The FORCE USA Monster G6 Power Rack is a compact power rack and smith machine combo that includes two 221lb weight stacks for cable workouts. It has a 1,000lb weight capacity with a two to one pulley ratio and stands 91 inches tall.

Editor’s Pick

Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0

Pros:

  • Bolt together design offers potentially easier assembly.
  • J-cups and two pull-up bars of different widths included.
  • Narrow footprint makes for a better fit in smaller spaces.
  • Compatible with Monster Lite accessories.

Cons:

  • Must be bolted to the floor for stability or require the additional purchase of a 12-piece concrete anchor set.
  • Lighter paint options may easily retain scratches and scuffs.
Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0
Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0
Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0

The Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0 is available in eleven colors and either numbered or unnumbered uprights. It is constructed with 11-gauge steel, zinc hardware, and has a narrow footprint of 40 inches by 53 inches.

Contender

Rogue RML-490 Power Rack

Pros:

  • One set of J-cups and band pegs included.
  • Both a fat/skinny and single skinny pull-up bar included.
  • Four band pegs offer additional resistance workouts.
  • Compatible with Monster Lite accessories.

Cons:

  • Must be bolted to the floor unless otherwise stabilized. (Concrete anchor set available)
  • Mounting hardware not included.
Rogue RML-490 Power Rack
Rogue RML-490 Power Rack
Rogue RML-490 Power Rack

The Rogue RML-490 Power Rack has 49 inch by 49 inch dimensions (standard 53 inch by 53 inch footprint) and stands 90.375 inches tall. It is made of 11-gauge steel, Westside hole spacing, and includes pin/pipe safeties. There are ten different color options available.

Also Consider

Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage

Pros:

  • Two chrome steel dual mounted safety bars included.
  • Compatible with spaces that have lower ceilings.
  • 133lbs total is lighter than many competitors.
  • Lat pulldown cable attachment available.

Cons:

  • Attachments such as J-cups are sold separately.
  • Assembly uses more pieces of hardware than competitive options.
Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage
Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage
Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage

The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage has a weight capacity of 800lbs and is constructed with 2 inch by 2 inch tubular steel frame. The height is just 83.5 inches making for an easier fit in tighter spaces. 

Best For Low Ceilings

Valor Fitness BD-58 Squat Rack with Pull-Up Bar Weight Cage

Pros:

  • Two safety bars and weight storage frame included for easier organization.
  • The platform has a metal frame for stability and can support a weight bench.
  • Compact size offers better compatibility with small spaces and garages.

Cons:

  • All of the parts require seven different packages for the delivery.
  • Total weight of 277lbs may make it more difficult to initially set up.
  • More expensive than most competitive options.
Valor Fitness BD-58 Squat Rack with Pull-Up Bar Weight Cage
Valor Fitness BD-58 Squat Rack with Pull-Up Bar Weight Cage
Valor Fitness BD-58 Squat Rack with Pull-Up Bar Weight Cage

The Valor Fitness BD-58 Squat Rack with Pull-Up Bar Weight Cage has a weight capacity of 1,000lbs and includes a PTFM weightlifting platform made of four bamboo boards and a transition plate. It stands just 81 inches tall when the adjustable pull-up bar is removed.

Best Combination Power Rack

FORCE USA Monster G6 Power Rack

Pros:

  • Frame includes attachment hooks for better organization.
  • Offers 46 pop-pin height position adjustments.
  • Small grip frame, V-Handle, push bar, nylon strap handle, ankle strap, and tricep pulldown rope included.
  • Full rack delivered in only two crates.

Cons:

  • Space for overhead exercises may be limited.
  • May not easily fit in smaller spaces.
  • More expensive than the rest of the market, including pricier shipping cost.
FORCE USA Monster G6 Power Rack
FORCE USA Monster G6 Power Rack
FORCE USA Monster G6 Power Rack

The FORCE USA Monster G6 Power Rack is a compact power rack and smith machine combo that includes two 221lb weight stacks for cable workouts. It has a 1,000lb weight capacity with a two to one pulley ratio and stands 91 inches tall.

Methodology

Assembly

Pretty much every power rack designed to fit in a home or a garage is going to require some amount of assembly. Most power racks on the market will be fairly informative about how much assembly is required, the kind of hardware that is included, and the overall weight of the rack. If the fully assembled rack is on the heavier side, it may be in your best interest to ensure you have enough space to assemble it in the same room that you want it to live.

If you are not fully confident in your ability to assemble a power rack, be conscious of how it is delivered and how much assembly will be required. Power racks can be delivered in as little as two packages and all the way up to seven or more packages depending on the number of parts needed. The racks require less assembly are likely the options you should lean towards.

Dimensions

There isn’t a standard size when it comes to power racks but the main dimension to keep an eye out for is the height. Most power racks on the market will likely fall within a width range of approximately 6 inches, whereas heights can vary by over a foot. Assuming the space you plan to designate for a power rack has the requisite floor space to comfortably house it, ensuring that the ceiling is high enough is key.

There is some nuance to the height of different power racks that have pull-up bar attachments available. For example, if you don’t care if your power rack has a pull-up bar, some power racks have attachments that are removable creating significantly more room to potentially fit better in a space with low ceilings. The other side of that is if you do want a pull-up bar to be part of your power rack, then look at the height with the attachment and not just the height of the rack.

Additional Attachments

Additional attachments can usually be bought separately so if you really like a particular power rack and don’t mind the additional purchases, then don’t worry too much about this section.

Many power racks on the market will sweeten the deal by including attachments such as pull-up bars, safety bars, J-cups, etc. Each seller will offer different things based on the capacity of the power rack itself and as a way to sometimes justify higher price tags. 

If you’re debating between a couple of power racks and the inclusion of certain attachments is swaying you, it might be smart to compare the prices of the racks you’re interested in and then look up prices for the attachments each of them offer. Do some math to see if it could save you some money to just purchase attachments separately, just make sure that, if this is the case, the additional attachments you purchase are compatible with your power rack of choice.

Wrapping Up

A power rack offers you the ability to perform exercises for pretty much every muscle group when you’re without access to a gym. It can be a worthwhile investment in the long term, just be sure that your power rack of choice can fit comfortably in your home or garage.

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