Heavy training at home
With a power rack, both beginners and advanced users can safely perform a variety of barbell exercises and also work with heavy weights. Especially for ambitious fitness athletes, the power rack is therefore an indispensable part of the training equipment. Discover different power racks for your training at home.
Buy a Power Rack
Do you want to buy a Power Rack? High-quality racks are characterised by their enormous stability and training versatility. With a power rack at home you can perform different workouts and target different muscle groups. By buying a power rack, you can set up your home gym in a space-saving way and still train in a versatile way.
Our free shipping makes shopping even more convenient for you. As the manufacturer, we take care of the shipping costs for you. So you can order easily and risk-free. If you are not satisfied with your new rack, you can return it to us within 14 days for a full refund.
What is a power rack?
A power rack or fitness or weight training rack is a sturdy rack for the. It offers you the necessary stability and safety during the workout and enables an optimal execution of the exercises. Since squats in particular require a stable support from which you can lift the bar, the power rack is often referred to as a squat rack. Sometimes, however, a squat rack is understood to be a support system that consists of only two stands. Using a power rack makes every barbell exercise safer and more ergonomic because you can adjust the rack height for each exercise. Power racks are usually equipped with stable feet and various height supports, which enable intensive with the barbell even at home.
Advanced strength athletes often use power racks with height-adjustable shelves and longer bars in front of or between the standing legs, which are called safety shelves. Racks with one shelf and safeties are often called half racks. With a half rack you can adjust the start and end position of an exercise or the individual range of motion to your body conditions. For pulling exercises, the bar often rests on the Safetys, while for exercises such as squats, shoulder presses or front squats, the racks are used. If you also want to do pulling exercises like barbell rowing and deadlifts or generally train to muscle failure, your rack should have a lower safety shelf.
Power racks where you train within the system and have both dumbbell racks and safeties are also called (power) cages or full racks. Such full racks often offer additional training options such as, landmines or hooks for resistance bands and battle ropes. Therefore, all racks, especially full racks, are an excellent basis for your home gym. Power Cages offer maximum safety and functionality, but also require more space. Therefore, pay attention to the dimensions and space available in your home gym. For all racks, also consider the height of the rack itself and your ceiling height.
What are the advantages of training with a rack?
With a fitness rack, some of the basic barbell exercises can be performed in a meaningful way. These include squats and shoulder presses. But also other exercises like deadlifts or barbell rowing are safer and more comfortable with the use of a rack. With a rack you increase the number of exercises you can do effectively. With a power rack and a barbell you can already train your entire body. Training with a barbell is not only considered the most effective way to build muscles and increase strength in competitive sports.
A power rack replaces your training partner and allows you to train to muscle failure thanks to the barbell rest. When buying a power rack, make sure that it has the maximum load capacity. Furthermore, the height-adjustable barbell rack and, depending on the model, the adjustable safeties allow you to adapt each exercise to your body conditions and the desired range of motion. In addition to classic barbell exercises, some racks offer further training possibilities. But you can also use the resting bar in the rack alone for other exercises such as rowing with your own body weight. If your rack also has a landmine and a Crossfit Battle Rope holder, you can perform even more exercises from functional training and Crossfit and incorporate high-intensity interval training into your workouts.
By placing the barbell on the rack, you can also change the requiredmore easily during the workout than when the bar is lying on the floor. The weight plates can be stored directly on the plate holders of the rack and are therefore always within reach. When training with always pay attention to the hole diameter of the discs and the bar.
Exercise possibilities and muscle groups
With a fitness rack you can target different muscle groups and perform a variety of exercises. Here are some exercise options and the muscle groups they target:
- Squats (Squat): Legs (quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes).
- Shoulder Press (Overhead Press): Shoulders, triceps
- Bench Press (Bench Press): Chest, shoulders, triceps
- Deadlift: legs, glutes, lower back, upper back
- Barbell Rows (Barbell Rows): back (latissimus, trapezius), biceps
- Pull-ups (pull-ups): Back (latissimus, trapezius, rhomboids), biceps
- Landmine exercises: Shoulders, chest, back, legs, core muscles
- Battle Rope exercises: Shoulders, arms, back, core muscles, endurance
Training with a power rack offers many advantages. It enables safe and effective execution of exercises, increases training variety and offers maximum stability and safety. By using a rack, you can effectively build your overall body strength and muscle mass.
For whom is it worth buying a Power Rack?
A Power Rack is worthwhile for:
- Ambitious strength athletes who want to perform the most important basic exercises.
- People who want to train the entire body.
- Individuals who do not have a training partner or who deliberately train alone.
- Individuals who do not want to do without heavy weights.
- Individuals who want to integrate highly effective barbell exercises into their training.
- People who are looking for maximum safety and ergonomics during training.
- People who want to train to muscle failure.
- Powerlifters or weightlifters who want to improve.
- People who want to do Crossfit and Functional Training at home.
If you want to move heavy weights and train to muscle failure with a barbell at home, a power rack is a must.
Which rack suits me?
When choosing a power rack, make sure that it fits your planned exercises so that you can perform all exercises correctly.
- Squat rack: The squat rack is the simplest form of rack and is suitable for squats and other exercises. Make sure the rack is also suitable for shoulder presses, front squats or neck presses.
- Half rack: A half rack has height-adjustable shelves and safety bars. With a pull-up module, it offers additional training possibilities. A half rack is ideal if you want to perform all relevant barbell exercises.
- Full Rack (Cage): A full rack offers maximum safety and functionality. You can perform exercises inside the rack and it often has additional training options such as pull-up modules, landmines and holders for resistance bands and battle ropes. A full rack is suitable for advanced and professional exercisers.
What accessories do you need with a Power Rack?
In addition to the Power Rack, you need some accessories to train effectively. These include:
- Dumbbell locks
- (for bench press)
- Floor protection mats
- Training gloves
- Pulling aids (for pulling exercises)
- Resistance bands
- Crossfit Battle Rope
- Landmine attachment
Test the Power Rack
Find out which Power Rack suits you and your needs best. Test our products live on site in one of our HAMMER stores. You can also get more information and personal advice from our fitness experts by phone.
HAMMER expert phone: +49 731 974 88-518 (Mon. - Sat. 9 am - 7 pm). We will also be happy to call you back.
Personal Trainer, B. Sc. Nutrition Management and Dietetics, M. Sc. Clinical Sports Therapy and Sports Physiology