View Full Version : Best Power Rack with Ironmaster Superbench
03-04-2010, 09:07 PM
Since I already have the Ironmaster Superbench, was wondering what Power Rack people have used with it, which is most compatable ?
I am aware of the Powertec Rack, which seems to be the house rack on this site. Everybody loves it, and it's economical. With the lat pulldown option, it looks pretty cool.
Any other Power Racks that peopls have used with the Ironmaster Superbench ?
03-05-2010, 11:25 AM
Got you message.
I am 100% sure the Powertec Rack will work with your SuperBench.
I put pictures up on my review thread about how it fit.
I had this bench with an older Powertec rack and it fit fine. I kinda figured the new one would fit equally well. To my surprise, it fits even better. Has to do with how the Low Row is positioned flush with the base rear crossbar. My previous rack attached to the lat tower such that the rubber ball stopper thing at the end of the cable protruded into the rack space and wouldn't easily let my slide my bench all the way back to the rear crossbar. The new racks don't connect like this anymore and easily allow my bench to be placed all the way back.
I count 4 main exercises that the bench and rack have to be compatible: Flat banch, Incline bench, Decline bench, and military presses.
All are very comfortable and compatible with the Powertec and SuperBench combination. I would venture to say that if I were taller, like you are, it would fit even better. For Flat bench, I don't need to slide the bench all the way to the rear. For incline I do, and it fits fine. Here is where if I were taller, it would be absolutely perfect. For decline, I have about 10 inches of space between the rear cross bar and the bench leg. All these are performed off the rear uprights. For military, I could do it one of two ways. Both facing the lat tower, but either off the back uprights or off the front uprights. All within the rack. Off the rear uprights is possible yet slightly unnatural and uncomfortable, and would only be advisable if there were some spacing issues infront of your rack where having the bench too far outside the rack is not an option.
I'm glad you have decided on the power rack option.
It seems you have been very thorough in your quest for answers, to say the least.
03-05-2010, 11:47 AM
I own the ironmaster bench and use it with my Bodysolid Rack and it works FINE!
03-05-2010, 12:52 PM
I have the older Ironmaster bench and it fits insinde my TDS rack fine, too
03-05-2010, 02:02 PM
Its going to fit fine inside of any decent sized rack mr brain, best? Power teck is a good option, if you lift heavy or plan on it in the near future u might want to try and find a local place with commercial grade racks at around the same price
03-05-2010, 05:36 PM
Mr. Hellman chicks dig your stabilizers ? That is pretty funny.
Dont need a commercial grade. Powertec, Body Solid, all 11 gauge. That should be fine.
I am not a powerlifter, but like solid equipment, as it sounds you do as well.