Okay folks, so last time we talked about the PowerLine PPR200X Power Rack as being the best bang for your buck (click for review). This one is on the cheaper end of the spectrum, but still a good buy for beginners. Today we’ll talk about one that’s mid range and works for more advanced lifters. The Body-Solid Pro Power Rack. This one is a little pricier, but more sturdy. Here’s the low down on this power rack.
Product Body-Solid Pro Power Rack
Cheapest Price $595.00
Guarantee 10 year frame warranty
- Rack weighs 136 lbs
- Heavy Duty 11-gauge steel frame
- 3″x 3″ vertical support columns
- 41″ wide knurled chinning bar
- 82″H x 49″L x 46″W
- Lockouts 3” on center
- Large working area
- 4-side welded construction
- 2 Square Bar Catches
- 20 adjustment levels
- Heat tempered Lift-Offs and saber-style safety rods
- Add on plate post
- Good for home and commercial use
- Supports up to 800 lbs
The Good It sports a large working area and can support up to 800 lbs. Reviews are very positive with an average of about 4.8 stars out of 5 on Amazon, from 39 reviews. Prices start as as low as$595.00. So, already it supports more weight than the PowerLine PPR200X Power Rack which maxes out at 500 lbs. Also, due to the large work area, bigger guys have lots of room to maneuver and there’s plenty of space for shoulder presses. Now if you want to upgrade, there are many attachments you can purchase to increase the features of this particular power rack.
The not so good It does take up a lot of space. This is the price you pay for more room to work within the frame. It is pretty heavy and not easy to maneuver when assembled. So, make sure you have it in a spot that you definitely want to work out in, otherwise you would have to disassemble it to move it elsewhere. Now, the assembly itself takes some time but, does come with detailed instructions.
- Large size requires more space
- Hard to move once assembled
- Takes a long time to assemble
Final thoughts The Body-Solid Pro Power Rack is a mid-range power rack, that even advanced lifters can benefit from. It is very stable and does not require bolting down. If your’re a more advanced lifter or a guy with a large frame, it definitely has room for you too perform all your workouts. It does take up a lot of space, but like I said, you don’t feel cramped in the frame. If you want the extra frills, like a bench, weights etc. these can be purchased separately. This is a sturdy no frills power rack that will last.