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icon Nov 21, 2023 - Cameron Brierley

Choosing the right gym rack for you

Whether you’re outfitting a home gym or a commercial gym, a rack setup is bound to be at the top of your priority list. It allows you to tap into the key compound movements: squat, bench and deadlift, and—with the smarter solutions—cable exercises and other movements.

But with a variety of price points, styles and features to choose from, it can be daunting to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together some of our most popular products from across our range to help you navigate the world of gym racks.

Tucked-away powerhouse: our Phase 2 folding rack

Phase 2 Folding Rack

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Low profile, high performance. That’s how we’d sum up the Phase 2 Freestanding Folding Power Rack with Pulley. It meets all of your power rack needs with a key addition: you also have access to a plate-loaded pulley system for your lat pulldowns and other cable movements.

It also folds away to just 1 meter in depth which makes it easy to store, whether it’s in your garage or a part of your house. Massive amounts of functionality in a small footprint? That’s why this rack is great for getting your home gym started.

  • Perfect for: Home gyms and small spaces

  • Key features: Folds away | Plate-loaded pulley | Max load 286kg

  • Frame: 60mm x 60mm x 2mm powder coated steel uprights

  • Dimensions: 1654mm depth (1000mm Folded) x 1230mm width x 2261mm height

  • Benefits: It’s a massive space-saver and has a load rating that you’ll struggle to max out.

  • Available to view in: Preston

All-round performance: our Phase 3 power rack & cable stack

Phase 3 Rack & Cable Stack

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Our Phase 3 line is special because it’s modular. This means, even after you’ve made your first purchase, you can add different elements to your rack until you have the ultimate training pod. It’s a great option for your home gym if you have the space to house it and might be looking to build upon it in the future.

We’ve chosen to highlight the power rack and cable stack here, just so you have all of the functionality that you need in a home training space, but we also offer full power racks and other attachments in the Phase 3 line.

  • Perfect for: High-spec home gyms and PT studios

  • Key features: Modular design | Cable weight stack | Max load 316kg | 2:1 cable pulley

  • Frame: 75mm x 75mm x 2.5mm powder coated steel uprights

  • Dimensions: 1426mm depth x 1997mm width x 2150mm height

  • Benefits: The modular design lets you out build the steel playground of your dreams.

  • Available to view in: Milton Keynes

Unbeatable performance: our Phase 4 rack & cable pulley machine

Phase 4 Squat Rack & Cable Pulleys

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Our Phase 4 line is quality that can’t be topped. It’s our professional-grade equipment that’s suitable for commercial gyms and the most advanced home gym setups. It’s the same kit that’s used by the Premier League’s Luton Town FC in their training facility and allows for a juggernaut range of movements to be performed on it.

You have access to a 1:1 and 2:1 cable pulley, with the option of adding a pulley converter so you can use the 1:1 stack wherever you like.

  • Perfect for: Elite home gyms and commercial spaces

  • Key features: Modular design | Four pulleys (1:1 and 2:1) | Max load 350kg | Storage for attachments | Plate storage

  • Frame: 75mm x 75mm x 3mm Powder Coated Steel

  • Dimensions: 1585mm depth x 1230mm width x 2320mm height

  • Benefits: Commercial-grade quality that’s trusted by individuals and Premier League football teams

  • Available to view in: Milton Keynes & Liverpool

The multi-tasker: our multi-functional trainer

Multi-Functional Trainer

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The one that does it all. The Multi-Functional Trainer is a standalone piece of equipment, meaning it’s not modular and can’t be combined with any of the other phases to make into a larger rig. It is, however, the king when it comes to versatility. It’s a compact machine for how much you can do with it and competitively priced considering you can access a pair of cable weight stacks, a smith machine and a barbell hook.

  • Perfect for: Compact spaces looking for a commercial-grade winner

  • Key features: Smith machine | 2:1 cable pulleys | Max load 350kg | Plate storage

  • Frame: 50mm x 75mm x 2mm Rectangular Upright

  • Dimensions: 1400mm depth x 1995mm width x 2250mm height

  • Benefits: The Multi-Functional Trainer does a lot in a small amount of space and is our only smith machine-equipped product

  • Available to view in: Milton Keynes

Sleek performance: our dual action pulley cable machine

Dual Cable Machine

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Fan of cable exercises? You’re going to love this. Our Dual Action Pulley Machine is a sleek, compact way to add cables into your home or commercial gym space. You have two 90kg weight stacks to work with, a corner design for easy placement and it even comes with the attachments you’ll be using most regularly.

  • Perfect for: High-spec home gyms and commercial gyms

  • Key features: Two 90kg weight stacks (2:1) | Storage attachment on the upright | Compact design for minimal space

  • Frame: 50mm x 50mm x 2mm Stainless Steel Front Supports

  • Dimensions: 1040mm depth x 1580mm width x 2100mm height

  • Benefits: The machine’s design means it can nestle neatly into the corner of your space where you can make use of its dual pulleys

  • Available to view in: Milton Keynes

Not sure if you’ve found the perfect rack for your setup just yet? Browse our entire range to see what else we have for you.


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