Frequently Asked Questions
Power racks are predominantly barbell exercises such as squats, pull-ups and bench presses. With features that will safely catch the barbell if you are failing a heavy lift, they provide you with a safe way to lift without the need for a spotter (although, spotters are still useful even if you have a safety rack in place).
A half-power rack is designed with versatility in mind and allows you to do a variety of exercises in a workout session. Exercises most suited for a half rack include barbell bent over row and barbell forward lunges.
A full power rack is ideal for exercises that do not require a lot of movement and instead focus on a concentrated motion. Exercises most suited for a full power rack include pin squats and rack squats.
If you’re an athlete or powerlifter looking to push your limits, a full power rack will be more suitable for you as they typically support a greater level of weight.
It’s a good idea to have a rack that can support 30% more weight than what you intend to lift.
The load limit details how much weight can be placed on the J-cups before it gets damaged, however, like many things, it’s not always advisable to aim for these limits for many reasons. As the load limit is measured with a static bar, it does not factor in the gravity and momentum of the bar being dropped. As your load increases, the stability of the power rack will also begin to feel shaky and unstable.