I actually made my own Power Rack years ago, it was not a thing of beauty. And the daft thing was that by the time I added up the cost of all the materials I could have bought one cheaper! You live and learn. And I made it out of wood!!!
Now, many many years later, I have had the opportunity to try out any number of different pieces of equipment. From home gym power racks to hardcore set-ups in Gyms. And to be honest you don’t need to go too over the top in what you buy. A cheap power rack, for sale from a number of online stores, will suffice, as long as you buy something that has been tried and tested.
This article is a quick run-down of some of the best power racks I have used, owned, or seem like an amazing deal. There are only 3 that I think are serious contenders, but there are a lot more that are pretty similar in design and price too, as we shall see.
Best Power Racks
PowerLine PPR200X Power Rack
This is what I currently have and it is just about perfect. No frills, no messing about, and not a stupid price either.
This is just a basic cage, with adjustable pins, or squat racks, a rest for a bar and overhead you can chin up to your hearts delight.
Read my full review here: Powerline PPR200X Power Rack
You honestly don’t need to get too fancy, something simple is often best. There are some more expensive and more complete sets that you can buy, I will review them separately in the Power Racks category, but for a cheap power rack for sale that allows you to squat, bench, chin and more, all in safety, this is a great option.
Generic Power Rack
This is similar to the Powerline but from what I can tell it is simply a generic option. It is available on Amazon and seems to have been around for some time, so the seller seems trustworthy. There is no point me doing a full review as I can’t really buy another one just for you guys. But from reading what customers have to say it seems like amazing value.
It is actually a lot cheaper than it used to be so if you want something that is a solid construction but you don’t care about fancy names then you could do a lot worse than this.
Click HERE for details on Amazon but please bear in mind I don’t know how long it will stay up for sale. I would get in quick if you just want a solid bit of kit at a discount power rack price.
Great stuff and a real bargain too.
Valor Athletics Inc. BD – 7 Power Rack with Lat Pull
This number 3 pick is a little more heavy duty and has more bells and whistles that is for sure. With extra pins for storing or racking more bars as well as the usual safety catches it also has a few extra very good features.
Pins for storing plates off the ground, always good to keep your work-out area tidy.
With a lat pulldown coming as part of the package this is about as good as it gets for the money.
Read the full review here: Valor Athletics Inc. BD – 7 Power Rack with Lat Pull review
These are my top three picks for power racks, of course, there are a ton more options but to be honest a lot of them are going to be very similar, and some can be expensive. I have tried to pick what I have used and what are the best value for money too.
Read about the individual options in more detail via the links above.
But if you want to pick from a huge number of different options then forget the bodybuilding stores, most are very overpriced. I recommend Amazon for all fitness products here at High Intensity Bodybuilding, and for a very good reason, they are the cheapest.
It’s as simple as that.