A good squat rack can be a big investment to your arsenal. We have three things to look for when you are shopping for a squat rack.
How much space will it take up?
The first thing you need to think of before purchasing a squat rack of any sort is how to best use the space you have while still making sure your new home gym can provide an adequate training space. Most of our racks can fit in a standard size home. We also have racks that can be mounted on to the wall and fold to stow, as well as a two-piece rack that can go wherever you need, depending on how much floor space you have at the time.
Is it solid enough to hold up to your workouts?
All of our racks can take a pounding and withstand hundreds of pounds. Take a look at the weight capacities to see if they can hold up to your workout. For those in a commercial setting, like a box or gym, we have commercial-grade racks that have commercial-grade materials to stand up to a single athlete but more so repetitive use by multiple athletes.
Will it allow you to do everything you need? Squat? Bench? Pullups?
All of our racks can function for your basic needs (squat and bench), which may be all that you need, but if you want to get more out of your rack, we have you covered on both fronts. Don't waste your money getting a rack with features you don't plan on using it. Many of our racks are compatible with 2x3 or 3x3 accessories that you can add on later, like dip bars, land mines, and spotter arms.
Do I need Westside Hole Spacing?
Most uprights have the hole spacing about 1 to 2 inches apart. If you are wanting a more precise bar height, some racks and rigs have "westside" spacing in the bench press area. This isn't a necessity for most, but if you want to make sure the height of the bar is just right, it's definitely something you want to consider. Our Garage Series - Squat Rack w/ Pullup Bar, Retractable Power Rack, and Power Rack w/ Wall Ball Target each of uprights with westside spacing.