View Full Version : Power rack for home
02-04-2002, 09:35 AM
I was recently going to order a powertec leverage chest press for my home gym. I wanted one for the safety of benching without a spotter since I workout alone. But now a friend has suggested that I get a power rack instead so I can have the safety of squatting, benching, etc. My squat rack is getting quite wobbly over the years so I might consider one. I saw one on the Ironman magazine website (home-gym.com) for $379 freight included. It too is a powertec brand. On the powertec website, they have one for $749 freight included too. The only difference to me is the color. Black and white. I'm going to go with the cheaper price from ironman. Does anyone use or own that particular model power rack? Are they cheaper anywhere else?
02-05-2002, 02:50 PM
Fitness Factory has a Body Solid Pro Power rack on sale for 349.00 including shipping. It also has a lat attachment for way less than the Powertec. You can see it at www.fitnessfactory.com and go to the on sale section. Just a thought...
02-05-2002, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the link Tryinghard. Their model looks more sturdy then the powertec brand. Great price too! I owe you one, man!
02-06-2002, 12:49 PM
Yeah, as soon as I get my tax refund I decided that is the one I am getting too. They also have a another one for about $70 less but it is not as wide/deep and I felt cramped in it. (Luckily, there is a Fitness Factory where I live so I got to try it out.) The sales guy said they sell more of the regular power rack than the pro power rack just because of price but I think the extra money is worth the extra room. Also, just a note, I was looking for an extra bar and saw that they had a whole 300 lb set for 99.00 on the website. The sales guy said they would get so many of them returned because the bar itself was unbalanced that they don't even carry it in the store anymore. It was better to go one step up from the 99.00 cheapo set. Who knows..could be trying to upsell me but I think he was telling the truth. Just incase you were in that market too!
Glad the info could helped.
02-06-2002, 01:28 PM
Make sure you check the amount of weight the rack is rated for.
If it's a full power rack, you should be fine. I've seen some sporting goods store racks that safely hold only up to 315lbs.
02-06-2002, 02:18 PM
I forgot to even mention that. It has a 1000 lbs weight capacity. That is a little low for me but I guess I'll have to deal with it. (lol) It doesn't say that on the website but in the store they had a spec sheet.
Good point peterb!
02-07-2002, 08:37 PM
Hey thanks again guys for the info! I made the mistake of purchasing a $99 300lb oylmpic weight set before! It was a Weider brand from a local sporting goods store. Most of the plates were inaccurate and I "loved" how the chrome paint always chipped off the bar! LOL The bar was balanced at a perfect "40lbs"! Got to love the term " mass production"! I wish their quality control team didn't fall asleep when those plates rolled down the conveyor belt! Thanks for the heads up on that one!