I'm 5'6", my basement has very low ceilings, so I needed a shorter rack for both reasons. If you're over 6' this rack isn't for you so don't buy it and rate it low; it's your height that's wrong for the rack, not the other way around.
This is a solid rack that is easy to safely assemble as long as you have the right tools. It came in two boxes which made it easy to carry in, and is sturdy enough for most people. The price also cannot be beat. If you're short, get this rack. If you're tall, you'll want to figure something else out because the pull-up bar will be very low for you.
Easy to assemble. Did it myself. Sturdy with weights on the back pegs. Does exactly what it says... Keeps you safe if u work out alone! $ can't buy that!
the product arrived very quickly for its size (shipped to Indiana) and easy install! Has stood up to 400 lbs so far and still doing great. One tip - buy a metallic sharpie and write numbers by each hole in order to save time counting before each set up!
Came in 2 packages one day after the other, everything accounted for. Perfect height for my tiny basement, now just waiting for my dumbbells that are on backorder
I am 5'10" and at first I thought the rack would be too short when I go to squat but by crouching a bit as I un-rack the bar I can avoid hitting my head entirely. After using this for about 2 weeks I have the technique down to a point where I don't even rub my head on the crossbar and none of the weight is awkwardly on my neck or anything. If you have low ceilings (or are simply a shorter person) then I can't recommend this rack enough. No wobble at all after tightening all the bolts. I have mine on carpet, not bolted down and I can do pull-ups (I weigh 158lb) and there is really no sway at all even without any plates on the rear pegs Great product.
Bought this rack 6 months ago. Only space in my house for a gym was the finished basement but unfortunately the ceiling is only 6'2". I researched for a short rack and only found a few choices. I decided to spend a little more and get this rack and it was worth it. Great rack, sturdy, easy to put together. I see a lot of people saying it's too short and I agree if you have space for a full size rack get that, but for those who are looking/buying this due to low ceilings it works great. I'm 6'1" and have no issues using it. I do duck in and out of the rack. When squatting the highest holes are a little short, but you just unrack and rack with a little bend in the knees. Overall very happy with Titan and their products, if you need a short rack this is a great option.
I rarely write reviews for some reason but this one was worth it. Don't expect it to be a Rogue rack but for almost everybody, it will fit your needs for a rack at the house. It comes as 2 big boxes and putting it together is a piece of cake. However, if you are over 5'9'' or 5'10'', you may have to drill holes in it to get the j-hooks to fit at your size. It is not ideal for a taller person. One last thing.....if you are planning on deadlifting in the rack (rack pulls at various heights), do yourself a favor and either get some thick tubing to go over the safety catches or buy a pool noodle and cut it to size to go over the safety catches. This will save the safety catches from getting bent up. That is it......it is the best solution for someone on a budget and with short ceilings....works great!
This rack is great, but I'm only 5'9" (I do wear oly shoes, but that doesn't add THAT much) and every time i would go to do squats I would bang my head on the top bar. Trying to bend over slightly to accommodate that short bat would make it a lot more difficult to rack the bar.
I looked into upgrading to the larger T-2 rack, but that would render the pull up bar useless and i use that a lot.
Ultimately i built a mirror image of the bottom U shape of this rack out of 4x4s, running carriage bolts through the original holes of the rack and pre drilled holes in the 4x4s, then painted the whole thing black. PERFECT! it's still just as solid/balanced if not more so, is just the right height for me to squat and do pull ups and it looks like it came from the factory like that. Also, this setup allows me to plant the barbell in the corner of the wooden frame and do T-bar exercises easily.
I do wish the grip/knurling on the pull up bar was a little rougher and one of the plate storage posts was converted into a bar storage area.
I do recommend this rack, but just beware of that bar height, it gets real annoying fast.
I have a 7 ft. Ceiling so i have been looking for a shorter power rack. This is the best short power rack you can get at this price range. Very solid and looks awesome! Doing pull-ups here is safe as well! I also bought the dip bars, that is solid too!
My only con is if you are at least 5'10 it is difficult to rerack the bar with heavyweights when you are inside the rack bec you might hit your head, you can kinda bend ur head down but when u are holding heavy weights on your back doing that is not ideal. Not a big deal! You should still get this rack if you have a low ceiling basement or something.
Really like this rack. Very sturdy and fits nicely in my low ceilinged basement.
Perfect for my basement set up.
Perfect for basement and can't beat the price.
Purchased the short power rack for my basement, I am 5'9'' and it fits great. Good quality and great price. Its a nice squat rack that didn't drain my savings account! Overall very happy with it! Its also nice to be able to do pull-ups without hitting your head on the ceiling.
This is a short rack for: a.those doing moderate weight training b. have a lower ceiling.
It's important to keep your expectations in check. This racks works for people doing weight training a moderate levels. Also, it is short in order to accommodate low ceilings (typically basements).
Do not expect a commercial grade rack. Those go for a much higher price for a reason.
With that said, for the price ($260 with shipping) it does not get better than this.
The reason for the 4 instead of 5 stars is the following: the instructions are terrible. Improper instructions led me to over-tight some bolts bending the framework. It is sill can be used. But that is definitely a negative.
Exactly what I was looking for
This rack does the job for most people. Affordable with free shipping.... Best deal out there.
Obviously, you're looking at this product because you can't fit a standard sized rack. If that's the case, look no further.
The pro's of this rack are it's very sturdy, extremely easy to build (make sure you have a socket wrench to make it easier) and it's short. The footprint it takes up is not big at all. There's really nothing stopping you from having a power rack in your house.
The con's are you have a short ceiling so you need this rack. That's about it. I'm 5'11'' and I'd say if you're any taller than me it's going to get tricky to use this. When I squat I have the J hooks on the highest hole on the rack. I can't imagine someone 6'2'' being comfortable take the squat bar at that height,
The other con is I hit my head on the cross bars at the front and back of the rack when I'm in it because of my height. Again, it's not the rack's problem. What I did to fix that was use thick foam pipe insulation on those bars (one of which is the chin up bar) and now that they are padded hitting my head on them is not an issue.
This thing is sturdy and the safety spotter arms make it safe for you to lift heavy at home without a spotter. This is the best money I've spent in awhile. For the price Titan charges, it's a steal. They also shipped it to me lighting fast. Just get it.
We are very pleased with this rack. It was very easy to assemble and fits perfectly in a basement with a low ceiling.
First of all, I did not pay attention to the shipping deal. I saw that shipping was free but assumed it would take a few weeks. Wrong. I ordered it Monday and got it Tuesday, from Mississippi to Missouri.
Putting it together by myself was a breeze. The only issue with the instructions is that they say the kit includes 20 12Mx75 bolts and 28 nuts. In fact the kit includes 8 12Mx75 bolts, 20 12Mx80 bolts, and 28 nuts. So it threw me for a second before I realized that there are actually two different types of bolts. That's the only issue with the instructions.
As for the height, this thing is really short. It's made for 6' basements. So my head bumps the top back rail when I go to rack the bar while standing up. This is not a design flaw, the rack is supposed to be short. But it is just really short and I think they could have maybe moved that top rear rail a few inches higher because it's not quite at the top of the vertical rails. Anyway, my basement is a good 9 inches taller than what this rack is designed for so I put the whole thing up on cinder blocks. Problem solved.
I would have given it 6 stars if I could and if it had numbers for the j-hook holes. I'll probably add stickers but right now I'm counting holes at every adjustment.
This is seriously a solid feeling rack, great price, great shipping, easy assembly.
Don't built one out of 4x4's, buy one of these instead. It's only slightly more expensive and way stronger and way less work and if it collapses you can always sue Titan, if your homemade rack collapses, you can't sue yourself.
I am 5'7' and it works great. Solid hardware. Only one complain, the plate storage area on the back has a screw standing up and so it is not great for my bumper plates. Design point should have addressed it.
1. PRICE, it's a steal.
2. Very sturdy, even with pullup and racking +300 pounds on j-hooks (need to put weight plates on the back, this will keep it completely stable)
3. Easy Install, took 1 hour by myself
1. J hooks should have OHMW plastic lined to keep our bar knurling safe.( metal on metal rubbing is a recipe for disaster)
2. the feet stands are plastic, fall off really easy.. wish they were rubber
My last complaint isnt really a con, however i wish it was finished in a satin/matte black versus glossy. The satin look would make it pretty badass looking
Definitely recommend , the good weighs out the bad
I hope they come out with more accessories for this rack, like more side plate storage
This is a sturdy rack, perfect for my needs at best price.
For the price you can't beat it. I needed something functional and this does exactly that.
Great rack. It gets the job done and fits perfect in my home gym. I do have a complain though. One of the safety bars that came with the rack doesn't fit to the side leg and will slip off when ever weight is dropped on. It gets the job done but a little irritating. The pull up bar feels sturdy and overall good investment. 4 star for price only because I bought the Rack a week ago for $290 and I see it now for $260. :/
I will admit, I've hit my head a few times, but it's not the short racks fault I have low ceilings and couldn't get the full size rack!
I'm 6' and can do all exercises on this machine, including pull ups/chin ups and use the dip bars (extra, not included).
Rack is well built, assembled it quite easily, though it was easy to over tighten the bolts, and I couldn't get the plastic caps onto the ends of the frame (metal was out of shape from over tightening)
If I moved tomorrow and have a full size ceiling and options of all the racks out there, I'd probably buy this rack all over again, just the full size version. Great deal!
This was a great rack. It holds alot of weight well and easy to put together. I did sell it the next day it was put together because it was too short for my husband to use with me. I ended up buying the regular one for the high room. This was a great rack but only use if you are under 5'2" or using just for squats.
I was looking for a smaller rack for my home gym but my ceilings are low. I did a tremendous amount of research and for the money nothing even comes close. The rack is the perfect height and still nice and wide. With the free shipping it was a no-brainer to buy this rack. I would purchase this rack 100x over!
I bought this rack about a month ago and it has served all my fitness needs! The safety bars are tough and haven't bent an inch despite me failing 275 a few times. The only issue is the lack of headroom, you MUST be aware of your size! I am 5'11 and I have hit my head 3 times on the pull up bar, but it was intended for short buildings so I can't complain.
I got this squat rack about 3 weeks ago, I’ve used it several times since then and it has become a great asset if not the best part of my home gym! It’s pretty easy to put together it took about a half hour, but I would recommend you have at least one person help you for the sake of convenience. The safety bars and j-hooks adjust very easily and can be moved around freely to accommodate your needs for barbell squats and calf raises, bench press, barbell rows, shrugs and more. Also, you can remove the safety bars and that will allow you to do deadlifts inside the rack. It seems to be very sturdy, well-built and well put together.
I got this particular squat rack because my gym in my basement has low ceilings and this fit perfectly, I do wish the squat rack was taller for more head room but that’s not the racks fault. Doing pull-ups on the squat rack is kind of a hindrance because the height of the squat rack (I am 5’11), but if you curl your legs up its just fine, the rack seems to hold my body weight really well for pull-ups with no problems and I am about 180 pounds. I have only put 220 pounds so far on the bar and the rack holds it just fine with no problems, with a weight capacity of 700 pounds it should be able to accommodate everyone just fine. I definitely recommend this squat rack to those with low ceilings, you will not be disappointed! Please let me know if you have any questions, I hope this helps! –Overcomer Fitness
I recently purchased this power rack for my basement home gym. It seems well made and suits my needs. It was also very reasonably priced compared to other power racks I have looked at. I would definitely recommend!