What is the Hole Spacing of a Squat Rack and What is Westside Hole Spacing?

The hole spacing of squat rack is the distance in inches from the center of one hole to the center of the next hole:

This squat rack has a hole spacing of 3 inches

Smaller hole spacings can be better

Smaller hole spacing can be better because they allow for more fine tuning of your safety spotter arms and j-hooks. However, often racks with smaller hole spacing are more expensive as well.

What is Westside Hole Spacing?

Westside Hole Spacing Scheme

Westside Hole Spacing is when the holes are 2 inches apart at the top and the bottom of the rack and then 1 inch apart near the middle of the rack.