Valor Fitness BD-9 squat stand

Valor Fitness BD-9 Independent Squat Stands Review

Valor Fitness BD-9 independent squat stand is suitable only for beginners  It is not as durable and stable as the Fringesport squat stands or the Bells of steel squat stands. That’s because the steel used for these stands is not solid enough to hold really heavy weight. But, it works for people who have no

Bells of Steel squat stands

Bells Of Steel Squat Stands 3.0 Review

Bells of Steel squat stands are solid enough for almost every home gym owner except athletes  As mentioned above, the frame is made of 12 gauge steel, which is a pretty standard quality used for making almost all good quality home gym products. 12 gauge steel is solid enough to last for years of use,

Fringesport independent squat stand

Fringesport Independent Squat Review

FringeSport independent squat stands are built to last years of rough use  They have a 2” X 3” 11 gauge steel frame, which is rated for 1000 lbs. Affordable squat stands or squat racks are typically made of 2” X 2” 12 gauge steel but this one is thicker and stronger, indicating that it is

Rogue S-4 Squat Stand 2.0

Rogue S-4 Squat Stand 2.0 Review

Before we provide you with more details on Rogue’s squat stands, let’s first understand the difference between independent squat stands and Olympic squat rack (also known as power rack or squat cage).  Squat stand versus squat rack/power rack/squat cage A lot of people assume they are the same thing but they aren’t. Squat stands have

Sunny Health & Fitness half rack

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-BH6802 Half Rack

Sunny Health and Fitness SF-BH6802 half rack is an all-in-one equipment for your home gym  Titan T3 series half racks and Rogue Fitness SML Monster lite half racks come with only a pair of j-hooks. You have to buy everything separately including the spotter arms. But, the Sunny Health and Fitness half rack comes with

Titan series squat rack

Titan Series Power Rack Review

Titan Series power rack has to be bolted down to the floor for use  This is not a flaw. The manufacturer has intentionally not come up with an alternative way of using it.  That’s because the Titan series power rack is meant for hardcore training sessions and when you are lifting so heavy, even a

Titan X 3 series power rack

Titan Fitness X-3 Series Bolt-Down Power Rack Review

Titan X 3 series power rack provides everything that you get with more expensive racks but at half their price  The frame is made of 3”X 3” 11 gauge steel, which is the gold standard for any squat rack that is meant for heavy-duty use by bodybuilders, military persons, athletes, etc. It is rated for

Titan T 3 series squat rack

T-3 Series Power Rack

Don’t have a lifting platform on which you can anchor this squat rack? Here is how you can build a weightlifting platform at home.  Need a squat rack that is shorter than this one? You can go with the Titan T3 series short squat rack which is just 72” tall. Or maybe you can buy

Rep Fitness PR 5000

Rep Fitness PR-5000 Power Cage Review

Rep Fitness PR 5000 squat cage is built like a tank  The 3″ X 3″ uprights are really thick and heavy-duty. This type of frame is pretty standard for commercial-grade products, so you can be assured that it can truly support all your training needs.  The paint job is well done using robotic welding and

Rep Fitness PR 4000

Rep Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack Review

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

Rogue R Series Racks

Rogue R Series Racks Review

The holes on the uprights are not numbered And we don’t like it. Rogue R series racks do not fall under the best affordable squat racks category. They are heavy-duty equipment meant for people who rather take their workouts seriously. The manufacturer should have at least numbered the holes so you don’t have to remember

Rogue RM Series Monster Racks

Rogue RM Series Monster Racks Review

Rogue RM series Monster racks have large footprints  Image Source: Rogue Fitness And, that’s quite understandable. The Rogue Monster racks are meant for heavy-duty use, possibly commercial use. They are meant for advanced trainers, athletes, bodybuilders, military personnel, and those who have to train hard so that they can keep up with their daily life. 

Rogue RML-3 Monster Lite Rack Review

Rogue RML Series (Monster Lite) Rack Review

Why did we choose Rogue RML-3 squat rack We have used quite a few 2” X 2” and 2” X 3” squat racks in the past.  We have used the Fitness Reality 810XLT / Progear 1600 Ultra Strength Power Rack. It was good but it used to wobble a bit while doing pullups. The TDS Power Rack is

Rep Fitness PR-1050 Review

Features and specifications of Rep Fitness PR 1050 squat rack  Dimensions: 72” high X 58” wide X 48” deep Weight: 123lbs Weight-bearing capacity: 700lbs  Frame: 2” X 2” 14 gauge steel  Accessories included: dual pull up bar, a pair of weight horns, a pair of j-hooks, and a pair of safety catches Has 2” space

Rep Fitness PR 1000 sqaut rack

Rep Fitness PR-1000 Rack ReviewΒ 

Features and Specifications of the REP Fitness PR-1000 squat rack  Dimensions: 48L x 48W x 83H inches  Weight: 133lbs Weight-bearing capacity: 700lbs Frame is made of 2” X 2” 14 gauge steel  Accessories include: a pair of j-hooks, a dual pull up bar, a pair of pipe and pin safeties Has 2” hole spacing. The

Rogue Echo series rack

Rogue Echo Series Racks Review

The Rogue Echo series has just two products (at the time of writing the article); the RE3 and the RE4 racks. The Rogue RE4 squat racks are heavier and have a wider footprint than the RE3. That’s the only difference between them.  Rogue Echo Series racks are the best available options for athletes on a

Hulkfit half rack

The Hulkfit Half Rack / Squat Stand Review

Hulkfit half racks are available in two varieties; the basic version and the PRO version. The basic one is the cheapest half rack we have come across so far (till the time of writing this article). The PRO version, however, is more expensive than other competitive products.  In this blog, we will be reviewing the

Sunny Health & Fitness Power Zone Squat Stand Rack Power Cage Review

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-XF9931 Power Zone Squat Stand Rack Power Cage Review

Features and Specifications of Sunny Health & Fitness Power Zone Squat Cage  Dimensions: 38 x 53 x 87 inches Weight-bearing capacity: 805lbs Material: steel (the manufacturer hasn’t mentioned the steel gauge but we guess it is 11 gauge)  The pullup bar is angled for narrow grip and wide grip. It has 8 grip different positions and

The Fitness Reality Multi-Function Half Rack Review

The Fitness Reality Multi-Function Half Rack Review

Features and Specifications of the Fitness Reality half rack Full Name Fitness Reality Multi-Function Half Rack Manufacturer Fitness Reality Hole Spacing 3 Inch Hole Size 1 Inch Weight Capacity 800lbs (I would be surprised if it could handle that much) Steel Gauge (Thickness) 12 guage Upright Tubing Size 2β€³ x 2β€³ Measurements 49β€³ W X

Titan T3 Series Squat Stand/Half Rack Review

Titan T3 Series Squat Stand/Half Rack Review

Features and specifications of Titan T3 short squat stand Dimensions: 72” x 47” x 48” (do check out Titan’s 92” T3 squat stand as well)  Weight of the unit: 144 lbs Weight-bearing capacity: 1000 lbs Accessories included: J-Hooks with UHMW plastic and all necessary hardware for assembly  Frame is made of 2 x 3-inch 11-Gauge Steel Has Westside hole

ethos wall rack

ETHOS Folding Wall Rack Review

Features and specifications of Ethos folding wall rack  Dimensions: 49.5” width X 92” height X 25” length  Weight: 159lbs Weight capacity- not mentioned  by the manufacturer but expected to be around 1000lbs Material: 11 gauge steel Frame size: 3” X 3” Comes with an adjustable pullup bar The uprights have adjustable floor levelers that help

Ethos power rack

ETHOS Power Rack 1.0 Review

Features and specifications of Ethos Power Rack 1.0  Dimension- 59” deep 58” wide and 85” tall Weight- 278lbs Weight-bearing capacity- 1000lbs Comes with a pair of j-hooks, spotter arms, and safety catches Made with 11 gauge steel Frame size is 3” X3”  Warranty information not provided by seller  Ethos power rack 1.0 is exceptionally stable,

Rep Fitness SR 4000 Rack Review

Rep Fitness SR 4000 Rack Review

Features and specifications of REP Fitness SR 4000 squat rack  Dimensions: base dimension is 73″ X 53″. You can choose from two different heights; 96” and 103”  Weight: shorter one weighs 230lbs and taller one weighs 237lbs  Weight capacity: 1000lbs Material: Made of 11 gauge steel with a 3” X 3” frame Hole spacing: 1”

Sunny Health & Fitness Power Zone Strength Rack Power Cage Review

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-XF9925 Power Zone Strength Rack Power Cage Review

Features and specifications of Sunny Health & Fitness SF-XF9925 power rack Dimensions: 50.4L x 65.1W x 82.9H in Weight- 134lbs  Weight capacity: 1000lbs Material: 14 gauge 2”X2” steel frame Comes with a pair of spotter arms and a pair of j-hooks Has 6 resistance band pegs; 3 on each side of the frame Has two

Fitness Gear Pro Half Rack Review

Fitness Gear Pro Half Rack Review

Features and specifications of the Fitness Gear Pro half rack  Dimensions: 51 .7 ” L x 65 .2 W x 85” H Weight: no information provided by the manufacturer Weight-bearing capacity: 600 lbs for j-cups, 300lbs for pullup bars, 180lbs for weight pegs (which is not true. Read below for details) Material: The 3” X3”

Fuel Pureformance Full Cage Review – The Budget Beast?

Features and specifications of the Fuel Pureformance Power Cage: Available in 6ft and 7ft height. Weight-bearing capacity is 600lbs as per Walmart and the manufacturer’s website. A few buyers, in their reviews, have stated that it is 500 lbs.  Accessories included: Safety catches, hooks, and a pullup bar There are built-in holes that serve as resistance band

Fitness Reality 810XLT Power Rack Review

Fitness Reality 810XLT Power Rack Review

Features and specifications of Fitness Reality 810xlt Super Max Power Cage Dimensions:  50.5” L x 46.5” W x 83.5” H  Weight-bearing capacity is 800 lbs Accessories included: 2 chrome dual mounted safety bars, 2 safety locks, and 2 rear stability bars  The frame is made of 2” X 2” tubular steel which means it is

TDS Power Rack Review

TDS Power Rack Review

Features and specifications of TDS power rack  Dimensions: 48.5β€³ x 48β€³ x 82.5β€³ H Weight-bearing capacity: 1000 lbs Accessories included: J hooks and 1” solid steel safety bars, professionally knurled chinning bar Frame is made of 2” square gauge steel For height adjustment there are 31 holes, each 2” apart. The holes are numbered for

Hulkfit Power Cage Review

Hulkfit Power Cage Review – An Entry Level Beast?

The Hulkfit power cage has a yellow and black color combination, which makes it look different from the typical black and grey power cages. The 11 gauge steel construction, 1000lbs weight-bearing capacity, angled pull-up bar, multi-functional accessories, and a heavy weight are other notable features of this low-priced power rack.  It is suitable for almost everyone, even the athletes

Titan T-2 Series Power Rack Review

Titan T-2 Series Power Rack Review

Noteworthy features and specifications of Titan T-2 power racks  Image Source: Titan Fitness Dimensions  They are mentioned in the image above. Basically, T-2 series squat cages are available in two different heights. Shorter ones have a height of 70” and the taller ones stand 81” high. Everything else is the same.  Material: It is made

The Ultimate Rep Fitness PR-1100 Squat Rack / Power Rack Review

The Ultimate Rep Fitness PR-1100 Squat Rack / Power Rack Review

Website/Buying Experience easy modern simple Rep Fitness has a solid site located at repfitness.com. It is easy to use, modern looking and you can fully quote out the price for your rack with shipping before you buy it. Good experience overall in buying the Rep PR-1100. Customer Service A bit slow to respond Nice to

The Rogue Fitness SML (Monster Light) Series Half Racks Review

The Rogue Fitness SML (Monster Light) Series Half Racks Review

Features and specifications of Rogue Fitness SML (Monster lite) series half rack The above table should give you clarity on the difference between various squat racks/power cages and squat stands that Rogue manufactures.  As obvious from the above table, the monster lite series power cages and squat stands are heavy-duty products meant for hardcore training