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The Body Solid Body Power Rack is a strong squat model with a tall and wide frame to make sure movements are free allowing better gains and better lifting. This model also enables you as the user to adjust the position and the weight of the rack to accommodate your height. The power rack allows for interchangeability as well as compatibility with different types of benches & workouts.

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This is due to the fact that the frame is made from high strength tensile steel, rated as an eleven-gauge. All 4 sides of its frame are heavy-duty & welded for greater strength. Its finish is also scratch and chip resistant because of the powder coat that has been applied electrostatically.

The Body Solid Power Rack comes in a single huge, long but moderately thin box. It can fit perfectly well into a van, truck, SUV with back seats down & passenger seats moved back just a little. Perhaps too much for a single person to either place in or take out, however in my case I had to cut threads on the box and managed to empty it piece by piece.

Assembly and Parts

Thankfully, the power rack does an excellent job of packaging and labeling all their bolts and nuts. Unlike other types of equipment I have purchased, none of the bolts or screws are mislabeled. This will reduce your overall frustration. There are no defects or scratches in the paint coating or any other thing along those lines.

Assembly is fairly simple. It took me approximately an hour and a half to be able to unload and assemble. I managed to put it together on my own, so I’m 100% sure two people working together can do it much faster. As soon as it’s tightened, the power rack feels very strong. Safety spotters are spaced decently (approximately three inches apart) & go far down, enabling you to dead-lifts with no detracting from range of motion.

Chin-up bar is perfect. The safety spotters are not much of a hassle to be able to move up or down. It has a nice & broad base as well.

What makes the Body Solid Power Rack ideal is that it is a no frills- type system. The unit can support about 500 pounds, as suggested by 500-pound set option offered by the power rack. While using it, it frames feels very strong. Its bar catches have been redesigned and changed from round shapes to square shapes so as to improve the catch as well as reduce warping and slipping of the bars.

Other very important features include:

  • Two Square Bar Catches
  • Large working area
  • Heavy-Duty eleven-Gauge and steel frame
  • Four-sided welded construction
  • Twenty adjustable levels
  • 3”by3” vertical support columns
  • 41” broad knurled chinning bar
  • Heat-tempered-lift-offs & saber-style safety rods
  • Commercial rated
  • 82”H by 49”L by 46” W
  • Add-on plate posts
  • Lock-outs 3” on center

It doesn’t necessarily matter the type of work out you want from the power rack. It comes with various types of work outs, giving optimal body range. As was mentioned, this model is able to accommodate almost any kind of attachment you may throw at it. Whether you want to do squats, curls, push-us or even pull-ups, the power rack is up to the task. Other accessories and attachments available with the power rack and are worth mentioning include the following:

  • Lat Attachment
  • 500- Pound weight stack
  • T Bar Row platform
  • Ab crunch Harness
  • Lat-Blaster Bar
  • Body solid Olympic Power Bars
  • Olympic Rubber-Bumper Plates
  • Color Rubber- Grip Olympic Sets

Even if you are a novice in weight lifting, the power rack is designed to supply an exercise booklet and workouts with suggested exercises for sculpting your muscles. It also comes with recommended routines & schedules to assist builders maintain or increase their strength.

Recommended exercises include the following:

  • Upright Row
  • Incline, bench & Decline Press
  • Deltoid Row
  • Shoulder Press
  • Standing Military Press
  • Close and Wide Grip Front Lat Pull-Up
  • Close and Wide Grip Front Lat Pull-Down
  • Seated Row
  • Bent Over Row
  • Shoulder Shrug
  • Triceps press down
  • Biceps curl (standing)
  • Triceps extension
  • Squat
  • Glute kick
  • Inner and outer thigh abduction
  • Calf press
  • Dead lift barbell thruster

Conclusion

So far anybody purchasing this rack, it appears well worth it. I saw the power rack and the powertec rack & felt the body solid was the best quality as well as better value. I still say, anybody debating between these two modes should go for the solid power rack.

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