Powerlifting Gear And Equipment Reviews

Finding The Best Squat Rack For Sale

Hunting down the best squat rack for sale can be a daunting task. You can narrow down the search, though, by identifying which features are important to you in a rack.

Squat Rack For Sale - Valor Fitness Power Squat Stand

The Valor Fitness BD-9 Power Squat Stand is a space efficient rack that can support up to 500 pounds.

Among the aspects to keep in mind when searching for your ideal squat rack are weight capacity, size, and whether you’d like to be able to other exercises with the same rack, such as bench press or pull ups.

If you have a space that can accommodate a larger structure, you may want to consider a power squat rack or a cage. This type of rack has a large footprint, and can typically support a higher weight capacity compared to other types of squat racks. Many power squat racks and cages will also include a pull up bar.

On the other hand, if you’re tight on space, consider a power squat stand. These space efficient racks are typically two posts that can be moved at will. While the squat stand will typically have a lower weight capacity than a squat cage, there are affordable options that can support up to 500 pounds and are a great option for people looking to lift within a limited space.

One last important aspect to be sure to check off when purchasing a squat rack is that it comes with safety bars or catches. Obviously you don’t want to be lifting heavy without those.

In the table below you will find comparisons of highly-rated squat racks and stands. With the table you’ll be able to quickly assess different options based on weight capacity, type, price, and rating.

Comparing Top-Rated Squat Racks For Sale

PhotoNameMax CapacityTypePriceRating
Cap Barbell Power Rack300 lbsSquat/Bench$4.2
Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage800 lbsSquat/Bench$$4.4
Yaheetech 2pcs Adjustable Rack390 lbsSquat/Bench$4.3
Valor Fitness BD-9 Power Squat Stand500 lbsSquat/Bench$$4.4
TDS Power Rack1000 lbsSquat/Bench$$$4.7
Titan Power Rack700 lbsSquat/Bench$$$4.5

Narrowing The Search For The Best Squat Rack For Sale

Hopefully the options in the table have helped to give you a better idea of which squat stands may work best for your needs and budget.

Below we’ll go into detail on the highest rated power squat rack and the highest rated squat stand from the table–the TDS Power Rack and the Valor Fitness Power Squat Stand. We cover the specs, pros, and cons for each.

TDS Power Rack

Squat Rack For Sale TDS Power RackThe TDS Power Rack is the highest rated option on our list, and also has the highest weight capacity at 1,000 pounds.

The rack comes with j-hooks and two 1-inch steel safety bars. The frame features 31 holes on each post that are spaced 2 inches apart, allowing for tons of placement options for the hooks and safety bars. The front of the rack features a 1.25 inch diameter chin up bar as well.

The rack’s high weight capacity is in part owing to its size; it measures 48.5 inches wide by 48 inches deep by 82.5 inches high, and it weighs 150 pounds. For some people, the size of the rack is a negative feature.

Reasons this rack has earned such a high rating include its stability and its durability; this rack has proven to stand up to continued use.

While criticism for this rack is sparse, there are a couple of drawbacks that get mentioned by multiple people. The more minor complaint is that the paint on the hooks wears off over time. The larger negative is that the j-hooks are small, and would be better if they were larger.

Pros

  • Extremely durable
  • 1,000 pound capacity
  • 31 settings for hooks and safety bars
  • Includes j-hooks and safety bars

Cons

  • Unit is large and heavy
  • J-hooks are smaller than ideal
  • Paint from j-hooks rubs off over time

Valor Fitness BD-9 Power Squat Stand

Squat Rack For Sale - Valor Fitness BD-9 Power Squat StandThe Valor Fitness BD-9 Power Squat Stand is a space efficient squat rack. It is composed of two 42.75 inch tall adjustable upright posts that can support up to 500 pounds. Note that the 500 pound limit is what’s recommended for squat load only, and the maximum recommended weight for bench press is 350 pounds.

The base of each post measures 28 inches by 20.5 inches. The posts are telescopic and can adjust between 49.5 inches and 79 inches tall. The posts are also pretty light weight, making them easily portable.

The top of each post features a 5-inch back plate for extra safety when re-racking the bar after squats. It also includes adjustable safety catches.

Other than being a bench and squat rack, some people also use this stand for pull ups by adjusting the posts to a high setting and hanging from the bar.

On the negative side, this rack needs to be stabilized by keeping plates racked on the pegs on the base of each post so a couple of plates need to be on hand for that task. The other major con is that there is nothing connecting the two posts, making aligning the posts slightly difficult. The paint on the back plate is also prone to rubbing off.

Pros

  • Space efficient and portable
  • Can be used as squat and bench rack
  • Max squat load of 500 pounds; max bench load of 300 pounds
  • Comes with adjustable safety catches

Cons

  • Posts need weights racked on them to remain stable
  • Posts can be difficult to align
  • Paint from the back plate rubs off