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Is It Better To Build A Squat Rack or To Buy One?

If you’re a handy person and you’re considering building your own Squat / Power Rack – well – you can
certainly do that.

The satisfaction of creating anything on your own is of course, amazing.

But, you do need to ask yourself if the product that you will build will have all the features found in some of the great power racks that you can purchase.

As far as cost goes – you may be able to save money building you own – it depends on the tools you have
on hand (if you have to purchase tools to build a power rack – the cost will certainly go up).

Also, as you can see below – there are power racks that come with accessories so these factors have to be taken into consideration.

But, at the end of the day – what you really want is a power rack that has the right features for you and for the type of exercise workout that you’re working on. And if you’re serious about your workouts – you want a power rack that will grow with you.

Features Of A Power Rack

Below are just a few of the power racks we have in our large warehouse of new and used exercise equipment in Buford, Ga.

PowerLine Power Rack PPR200X

  • Wide walk in design
  • 18 adjustment levels
  • Upright pillars are a full 24” apart for free motion
  • 41” wide knurled chinning bar
  • Heat tempered Lift-Offs and saber-style safety rods
  • 10 year warranty on the frame
  • 1 year warranty on parts

SteelFlex Olympic Power Rack

  • Mainframe: Heavy-Gauge 1.968″ X 3.937″ oval tubing (50 x 100 x 2.5T mm)
  • Eight Rubber Band Rack
  • Six Olympic Storage weight posts with ergonomic angle design
  • 1/4″ zinc plated solid gunracks
  • One Olympic Bar hole
  • One T-Bar Row Platform with two hole could switch place.
  • Chin up bar- full of your power center

Body Solid Pro Power Rack Garage Gym

  • Wide ‘walk-in’ design
  • 20 adjustment levels
  • 3″x 3″ vertical support columns
  • 41″ wide knurled chinning bar
  • Heat tempered Lift-Offs and saber-style safety rods
  • Includes Lat Bar and Straight Bar
  • Add on plate posts
  • Included in this package 210 lb. weight stack

York Barbell Commecial Multi-Function Power Rack

  • Combo Grip Pull-up Bar – one, 8’ high, 28 mm knurled, solid cold rolled steel bar with 135-degree v-shape in the center for additional grip options.
  • Double bar holders – one pair.
  • Interior Safety Spot Arms – one pair.
  • Bench stringer – one.
  • Scuff-resistant weight storage pegs for 45, 35, 25, 10, 5 and 2.5 lbs plates.
  • Stainless steel hook-plates – rear upright is adjustable to 19 positions on 3” center increments accommodating a wide range of heights. The front upright is adjustable to 15 positions on 3” center increments.
  • Two welded vertical bar holders.

There are many varieties of power racks and whether you build one yourself or whether you buy one – we encourage you to use it to build the best body you can.

If you are so inclined to build your own – then take a look at – they published a great article on a DIY squat rack.

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