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Choosing a squat rack can be confusing but the process doesn’t need to be. With so many options out there, we wanted to simplify things by making strength equipment for anybody. No matter your goals or budget we have something for everyone from basic squat stands right up to high performance power racks. This makes our range perfect for fitness enthusiasts of all abilities, from someone venturing into their first home gym right up to large commercial facilities requiring the best gym equipment to support elite performance.
What is a squat rack?
A squat rack, also known as a power rack or squat cage, is a key bit of weightlifting equipment designed to assist with performing various strength training exercises, particularly squats. It consists of a metal frame or structure with four vertical posts and adjustable horizontal safety bars. The main purpose of a squat rack is to provide a safe and stable environment for performing exercises like squats, bench presses, shoulder presses, and other barbell movements. Typically, these racks are half the size of power racks which is why they are sometimes named “half-racks” or “compact racks”. The typical functions of a squat rack are as follows:
Safety and Support: The lifter stands inside the rack with a barbell placed on the adjustable safety bars. These bars can be set at different heights, allowing the lifter to set the bar at a comfortable starting position for their exercise. They act as a safety mechanism to catch the bar if the lifter fails to complete a lift, preventing injuries.
Adjustability: Squat racks often have adjustable features such as adjustable bar supports and safety pins, allowing for varying heights and positions to accommodate different users and exercises.
Stability: The structure of the squat rack provides stability and support for heavy lifting, ensuring that the barbell and weights are secure during exercise.
Versatility: Beyond squats, the squat rack can be used for a range of exercises, including bench presses, overhead presses, and various other movements if other equipment such as a barbell or bench are .
Types of Squat Racks
At Origin Fitness we offer a wide range of squat racks. Squat racks are essential in weightlifting and powerlifting routines, providing a safe environment for performing exercises with free weights. They are commonly found in home gyms, commercial gyms, and fitness centers, catering to a wide range of strength training exercises.
Origin Half Rack: A squat rack doesn't need to change the world; it needs to be reliable, strong and versatile. That's why we are excited to offer this half rack for your strength zone or weight lifting area.
Alpha Compact Half Rack: This squat rack is the perfect solution for limited spacing within a gym or home workout space. This rack can be purchased on it's own, or with the additional drop-in pull up bar to make the rack more versatile.
Alpha Half Rack: Our final squat rack is built for elite performance and is a high quality unit with an array of features and attachments at a competitive price point. It also integrates into the Alpha Series POD System allowing you to extend your rack if desired, creating more value and functionality.
Not sure which rack is right for you, check out our full power rack buying guide. If you have any questions, our sales team would be happy to help. Contact them via email [email protected] or call us on 0333 2000 750