A squat rack is the ultimate addition to any home gym. Squat racks allow you to level up your home gym and personalise your setup with multiple attachments and packages available to suit your training style.
What squat rack should I buy?
The right squat rack for you depends on how much space you have, the type of training you want to do and your budget. If you don’t have a huge amount of space readily available, and you want to be able to use your workout area for other things, a folding squat rack would be a good option. If you have a little more room and want a lot of functionality, a quarter squat rack or functional trainer is a good choice. You can’t go far wrong with any of the squat racks available - the main differences that will decide on the best rack for you are the different functions available. Some racks have built-in cables so that you can hit all of your isolation exercises in one place, some have accessories available for dips and our functional trainer rack even has a smith machine.
What exercises can you do on a squat rack?
Squat racks are designed to provide a huge range of functionality. While all of our Squat racks allow you the stability to squat and bench, they all also contain a host of additional features, allowing you to work out your whole body. All of those with pulleys allow you to perform back exercises and isolation work, others have equipment like pull-up handles and dip stations allowing you to perform (you guessed it) pull-ups and dips. Head over to our workout guides page for examples of workouts you can do using our racks.
Is a squat rack a good investment?
Having a squat rack in your home gym can give you everything you need to do all of your workouts from home without needing to compromise. Designed to be incredibly durable and tested against huge weight loads, a rack will stand the test of time and keep you progressing your reps for years to come. This makes a squat rack a perfect investment for any home gym, and for your fitness goals.
Whats the difference between a Squat Rack and a Power Rack?
A squat rack in its simplest form will allow you to safely perform a squat, you’ll be able to secure J Hooks to support the bar and get into a safe position to perform your lift. In essence, you will need just 2 vertical uprights to squat. As training has evolved one piece of equipment has also moved on. A power rack can be used for a variety of exercises and usually comes with safeties or spotter arms which can help you if you need to bail on your lift. To support these accessories a power rack will consist of 4 uprights or 6 uprights if you had additional plate storage attachments. The advantages of a power rack are creating a safer environment to do a wider variety of lifts.