We get it, you’re on a budget. Every dollar saved is a chicken breast earned. Well, I have you covered my friend. The “true grit” of power racks. Nothing but the basics and at an awesome price. Now painted all black in response to many requests, this popular rack includes a number of updates and new options:
Superior UHMV J-Cups
It’s not uncommon for a bar to cost as much as your rack. To better preserve your investment, I put UHMV (AKA dense plastic) on the bottom and back of our j-cups to ensure fewer scuffs and damage to your bar, better protecting your hard earned dollars.
Upgraded Spotter Arms
Keeping with the theme of protecting your bar, I added a PVC cover to the spotter arms, a simple design upgrade that will better protect your barbell in the event of a missed lift. I also upgraded the ends to act as a second pair of j-cups, creating more usefulness from the rack. These complimented with pressed number imprints every 5 holes, make for easy and seamless spotter height adjustments.
Fat/Skinny Pull Up Bar Options
Although grip strength is rarely a topic for excitement, an iron grip is an essential tool in improving many of your max lifts. After all, you’re only as strong as your weakest link. By working in the 2-inch fat bar connecting the rear of the rack to your workouts, you can greatly improve your grip strength. And when standard pull-ups are the order of the day, there is a 1.25 inch bar at the front of the rack.
Bolt Down Feet
The light residential rack is designed to function optimally without being bolted down, however; I’ve added an optional layer of safety as there can be some shakiness when racking and unracking your bar on any flatfoot style power rack. Bolting the rack to the floor eliminates this problem, and creates an even more desirable lifting environment for you to push your limits.
Here is a breakdown of the major benefits realized from using a power rack
No Need for a Spotter
If you train alone, it’s imperative that you do so safely. When exercising there should never be any hesitation in dumping a loaded bar. Your safety is the number one priority. The safety catches allow you to do this, saving your health, and preventing any serious damage to your floor.
Safety doesn’t just keep you from getting hurt; it creates the peace of mind that comes from that. That is, you can add that extra weight to the bar or attempt to push through one more rep because you don’t need to worry about getting pinned under the barbell.
Target a Specific Range of Motion
Since you can adjust the safety bars to any height, power racks give you the ability to precisely train any part of your lift. For instance, if you want to work on the top part of your deadlift pull, you can set the pins to a specific height.
Wide Range of Exercises
Bench, squat and chin ups are the main exercises you can do, and by adding the optional cable attachment you can do triceps press downs, lat pull downs, seated rows and more.