Power Racks

If you decide to buy a power rack so you can train several different muscle groups, it will also have the big advantage of being particularly space saving for home gyms. In addition, many of these machines can be customised with additional accessories and adapted to suit personal preferences and training habits.

 

 

Which muscle groups can be trained on a power rack?

Basically, with appropriate equipment, almost all muscle groups can be addressed. The special focus here is on free weight exercises. That may be:

  • Squats
  • Bench presses or negative bench presses
  • Pullups

plus, many more exercises. There are several versatile power racks currently on the market that can be used to address different muscle groups in both endurance and strength training.

In short: you can either choose a multifunctional rack to stay as flexible as possible or concentrate on one muscle group. Basically, however, if you know in advance that you want to diversify your home gym training plan anyway, it usually makes sense to plan a little “bigger” from the start if you can.

Training “from all sides”

Many power racks are accessible from different sides. With these, the training options are more versatile. On many power racks it is also possible to train together with a training partner at the same time.

If you have a model which is accessible from different sides, it can be good to put it in the middle of your home gym room. This gives you enough freedom to move around and do your workout without having any restrictions.

Ideally, you can also adjust your power rack according to your height. You can often adjust the height of the equipment to give you maximum personal training comfort.

An overview of the advantages of guided exercises on the power rack

Exercises on a power rack are normally carried out as guided exercises. When doing a bench press, this means that you move the barbell in a rail and can hook it back into the rack at any time if necessary.

You don’t have this “luxury” with classic free weight training. Working out on a power rack is particularly suitable if you are working on your own without a training partner.

Further benefits are:

  • You are supported to carry out exercises cleanly
  • Your back and posture will be straighter and more back friendly whilst exercising.

In addition, it should be easier for you to try heavier weights as you will always have the security of knowing that the weights will normally be “caught” by the equipment and not crash to the floor (or even onto your feet).

 

Basic power racks

Training on a power rack does not have to be complicated! That is exactly what our basic models prove. They are an important part of our rack range and are virtually indispensable in many home gyms.

They have a simple structure but if you chose to do particularly effective sequences they are very challenging in practice. In many cases, “basic models” can later be expanded upon by integrating additional equipment options. Sit-up attachments are especially popular for example. When buying accessories, always make sure that they are compatible with the power rack you have.

 

Useful accessories for your power rack

Although power racks can usually be used without any additional equipment, you can of course increase your training comfort by having some extra items. Training gloves in particular are an all-time favourite when it comes to additional weight training accessories. They help you to get a better grip on dumbbell bars, handles etc. which often means you are able to train with heavier weights and challenge your muscles even more.

Another option is to put down fitness mats around your power rack area to protect the floor if necessary. As a further bonus, fitness mats also help you to improve your grip on the floor and give you a more secure footing.

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