If you can’t afford a heavy-duty rack from Rogue’s Monster Lite series, don’t worry, you don’t have to settle down for something less because Rep Fitness has an equally good alternative for you.
With 1000 LBS weight capacity and availability of numerous attachments and accessories, the Rep PR 4000 power rack gives tough competition to the ‘Made in USA’ products that are sold for hundreds of more dollars. It is the big brother of Rep Fitness SR 4000 Rack, a top-selling half rack from the same manufacturer.
Rep PR 4000 squat rack/ power rack is a fully customizable, commercial-grade product suitable for advanced trainers, recreational athletes, and people who do not want to settle for anything less.
In this blog, we will provide you with a detailed review of the REP Fitness PR 4000 power rack so you can understand what you can expect from it. We will also tell you how it compares with other competitive products so you can decide which one we should go with.
Let’s get started!
Quick Review Summary
Rep Fitness PR 4000 power cage is an affordable alternative to the more expensive Rogue Monster lite series racks. It is fully customizable and available in two different heights and three different widths. Made of heavy-duty steel, it is suitable for intermediate to advanced trainers and people who rather take their fitness seriously. You can buy it as a 4-post one or a 6-post one.
- Affordable than Rogue products
- Can be customized as per your needs
- Easy to assemble
- Lots of add-ons available so you won’t have to replace it any time soon
- None as such
We are giving this a rating of 4.5 out of 5.0.
Now on to our full review.
- Dimensions: width is fixed which is 47”. You can choose between 80” or 93” height and 24”/30”/41” depth
- Weight- depends on the dimension you choose
- Weight capacity- 1000lbs
- Material: 3” X 3” 11 gauge steel
- Hole spacing- 1” in the benching area and 2” in the rest
- Hole size- ⅝”
- Holes are laser cut for ensuring a high level of precision
- From numbering to logo, everything is laser cut so they don’t fade or peel off with time
- Color options available
- Rack may not be bolted but bolting is strongly recommended
- You can add your choice of pullup bars, weight storage options, j-hooks, spotter arms, foot extensions, and a few other accessories
- You get lifetime coverage on manufacturing defects.
Rep Fitness PR 4000 is one of the best value, higher-end power racks we have come across
You can buy these in 4-posts and in 6-posts design. The 6 ones (see the image below) are basically extensions for storing weights so you don’t have to bolt the rack to the floor. However, we (and the manufacturer) still strongly recommend anchoring it to the floor/training platform to eliminate even the slightest possible wobble.
If you live in a rented house and there is no way you can anchor it, you must buy an additional foot extension and rear base stabilizer bar along with the weight storage post so it doesn’t tip over. As you can see in the image below, the foot extensions are also as thick and heavy-duty as the uprights. They have a long base that can also be anchored if needed. They also have holes so you can add band pegs or a landmine attachment.
When it comes to accessorizing the Rep Fitness PR 4000 squat rack, you have plenty of options to choose from. You can add a LAT tower later, when you have the budget. You can choose from various types of pull up bars such as standard 1.25” pull up bar, 2” one, multi grip one, or a globe grip pull bar. You can also choose from standard, flat, or sandwich j-cups. Since the holes are laser-cut, you don’t necessarily have to stick to REP accessories. You can buy any accessories of your choice from any brand that is compatible with 3” X 3” post and ⅝” hole sizing.
If you have a small home gym, you can go with the most basic 4-post short and least wide rack. Or else, feel free to choose the taller one and any depth that suits you best.
Assembly is easy and comes with detailed instructions. Shipping is good too, which is a great thing because a lot of export products often arrive in beaten boxes.
REP Fitness PR 4000 versus Rogue Monster lite and Monster series racks
Rep RP 4000 and Rogue Monster Lite squat racks are almost the same. Both of them are made of 3” X 3” 11 gauge steel frame. They are rated for 1000lbs and you can customize their color. They accept ⅝” hardware and come with basic safety add-ons and j-hooks.
Rogue Monster lite squat racks, however, need to be bolted down to the floor. There is no other way you can use them. Rep Fitness PR 4000 can be used without anchoring it to the floor provided you buy the rear stability bar separately. However, we strongly recommend that you must bolt it for your own safety.
Rep Fitness PR 4000 provides more customization options than Rogue. You can choose the depth, the height, the weight storage option, the type of pullup bar you want to use, etc. Plus, you only pay for what you want to add to your rack.
Rogue, however, sells everything separately, so the final price that you will be paying could be more than what you see on its website. Moreover, Rogue’s prices are anyways much higher than that of the Rep Fitness products.
Talking about Rogue Monster series racks; they accept 1” hardware, so they are competitive alternatives to Rep Fitness PR 5000, not the 4000 one.
REP Fitness PR 4000 versus PR 5000 power cages
The difference between these two products is almost the same as the difference between Rogue’s Monster lite and Monster series products.
The PR 4000 power rack has ⅝” hardware holes whereas the PR 5000 has 1” holes. Moreover, the PR 4000 doesn’t have as many holes in the sides of the uprights as its bigger brother has, which means you can add fewer accessories to it. Well, that's not a major issue because it is anyways meant for recreational athletes.
Wondering if the hardware size actually makes any difference?
Well, the bigger the hardware, the stronger they will be. If you are an advanced trainer, a bodybuilder, or a person who is into a profession where he is required to train hard, these hardware are more reliable than the standard ⅝” ones.
We are giving this a rating of 4.5 out of 5.0.
Rep Fitness PR 4000 power cage is a great product for lifters on a budget. It is less expensive than the similar products sold by Rogue and probably that’s why the accessories and add-ons feel slightly cheaper. But, that’s not an issue with us because we are not bodybuilders. We are fitness freaks who love to have our own workout space just like you do.
That’s it for this review article. If you have time, do check out these interesting articles on six pack shortcuts, the best rack pulls alternative, and Jeff Nippard’s Program Review.
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