you have adequate space at home, owning a power rack for your
home gym can be a great addition to your already existing exercise
equipment. I still remember during my early days of going to the
local gym how the power racks were really popular. Once I started
to use them, I was hooked. The exercises that I favor the most
on the power rack are definitely flat/incline bench presses, seated
military presses and squats. Deadlifts and bent-over rows are
also not bad too although I prefer doing them without any cage.
If you work out alone, a power rack is actually essential in my
opinion. A power rack gives you peace of mind as it provides safety
notably when you have to perform super heavy workouts like squats,
bench presses and military presses(standing/seated) and you don't
have a spotter.
Once you hit a plateau with your weights, a power rack allows
you to pick up more weights while at the same time providing safety.
Pushing heavy weights on a bench press in a power rack for instance
will provide safeties to hold the barbell incase you fail a repetition.
Power racks also offer a pull up bar and some do have dip bars
with it and even lat pull attachment.
of the downsides of going to the gym to use the power racks is
sometimes they have already been taken, this is why I think owning
one at home is a big advantage. If you have already an existing
home gym with some dumbbells, a barbell, additional weights and
a bench for instance, purchasing a power rack is a great step
forward to advance your training. Most power racks are pretty
affordable and vary between $200-$600 and they can be a long term
investment for your muscle building goals. Below you'll find some
of the best power racks under $1000 for your home gym.
T-2 Series Short Power Rack Squat Deadlift Cage Bench cross fit
Rack Squat Deadlift HD Lift Cage Bench Racks stand cross fit pull
up(with dip bars)
Rack Squat Deadlift Cage with Bench Racks
Platinum Power Rack and Bench PM-3800
PPR200X Power Rack
Pro Power Rack
BD-7 Power Rack with Lat Pull Attachment
Rack / Squat Cage
T-3 Series 82" Power Rack Squat Deadlift Cage Benchpress
Series HD Power Rack Squat Deadlift Lift Cage Bench stand cross
Power Rack GPR378 Package with Bench, 300 lb. Weight Set -
when you use a power rack, you'll also need a bench, a barbell
and additional weights, well this power rack comes with an adjustable
bench, a 7 foot Olympic bar and a 300 lb weight set and is priced
just above $1,000, hence you get the whole package and you can
immediately start doing your flat/incline bench press, military
press, squats, deadlifts, bent-over rows and so on.
Power Rack with 300 lb. Olympic Weight Set