What's the final consensus here?
I can't seem to find something you can do on a Full Rack that you are NOT able to do on a Half Rack too.
A decent Full Rack is like 2x more expensive than a decent Half Rack.
So does it just come down to preference/looks/aesthetics in the end, or is there something technical enough to be worth the severely higher investment?
What's the final consensus here?
If you are very strong, lifting a lot of weight, a rack is safer and sturdier?
People like full racks and the add ons they can put on.
I have been lifting with a shitty half rack without safeties for years and it's fine.
Everyone here likes full racks.
I don't care. I lift with whatever is available.
>People like full racks and the add ons they can put on.
I got a half rack that has pull up bar, lat pull down/curl cable attachment like n the picture, dip handles attachment and landmine thing.
Can it hold a boxing bag swinging without it falling?
Half rack = low and high cable addons is the true redpill if you have limited space
I have a half rack & don't regret it one bit. Saved money, saves space & still does the same shit.
well the full rack you posted comes with cable attachments. in general more accessories are made for full racks than for half racks, so full racks offer better expandability as you add stuff to your setup.
What's with the spacing plate at the front of the half rack? Wouldn't it be better to have a couple larger gussets or diagonal braces in the corners?
I have a half rack in my garage and it does everything I need it to. I even have a dip bar attachment for it I use occasionally. I also have safety arms that I have had to use many times after failing a bench rep. I even failed a squat rep a little while ago and it worked just fine. Get the half rack and save the cash. You won’t regret it.
A full rack has more places to set an Olympic bar or other equipment. You could load one for ohp and one for rows for example, and then do supersets. Also the pull up bar can be used without removing the Olympic bar. Full racks also stop the weight from falling backwards. Chances are that won't happen, but it could.
One of my gripes about home gyms are how commercialized they are. Nobody seems to bat an eye at the idea that $1000+ is an "entry" fee to being fit. As if you don't pay that fee, you cannot be fit or grow muscle. Half rack is all you need in a home gym. It will hold the weight, it has safeties and it has a pull up bar. That's all you need for a barbell setup. They try to upsell you to the full rack despite the fact it will provide zero benefits for you. They're not even really more stable because they still shake if you don't bolt them down.
Full racks belong in a commercial gym, just like the giant cable machines and shit.
My case and point. This guy trying to sell you on buying 3 bars to "superset"
half rack (this one specifically) although a normal rack is just as good if not better
THIS THIS THIS
If you're reading this thread right now, Rogue HR-2 is the home gym GOAT
Even better If you tweak the order a little so you're able to get 90 inches for both front and back, making them even in size, which pleases my autism
Where is a good place to get this online?
You go here to get the 90" base Squat Stand
Then you go here and
>Set the $810 Half Rack to 0
>Set the HR Conversion Kit to 1
>choose the 90" option in the dropdown below it
And there you go, now you're going get 90" for both front and back sides
You can't get 90-90 directly from second link, only options are 90-70 and 108-90, but this little tweak works
DO NOT go for the quarter rack
What do they call a quarter rack in france?
Oh.. I thought Royale Rack
Brother, not enough people appreciated your comment.
It made me laugh.
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c'est ultra casse-gueule cette merde
Man, that was a joke. Referring to Pulp Fiction.
Quater pounder with cheese = Royale with cheese
anon thats because they dont use pounds. the french word for quarter is quartier
why not tho? i want something for squats and bench presses, and it's so much cheaper and takes up way less space.
obv if i want really heavy lifts i'd go to the gym but for home use in an aprtment it seems perfect
There is no issue. Just do higher reps/low weight for now.
yeah that's my plan 🙂
>get rogue's squat stand
>they sell a separate conversion kit that turns your squat stand into a half rack if you feel like it
this is a very high IQ way to do it
i don't know other company that does this (rogue stuff are overpriced as fuck btw)
conversion seems like a cool idea
fuck you're not wrong about being overpriced tho
They may look overpriced and consoomer aimed initially
But it's definitely worth the money because of the legit world class quality
It's gonna last an entire lifetime, and it's actually got high resell value if you feel like replacing some part with a new one
Other sellers mostly use chink imported materials, and I will not trust my fitness health to hazardous bugmen
quarter racks are good for you
They're called squat stands and I like mine a lot. The most compact of all and can be stacked into a corner.
I pray to God you never majorly fail a rep bro
This stand is a death wish
I have a quarter rack due to space limitations. Is there anything I should consider so as not to kill myself? I bench from it too with no safeties but luckily Im weak and a big boy so roll of shame is easily executable
Just don't ego lift super heavy. I use squat stands and I just lift for reps and it's easy not to fail.
On bench learn the roll of shame technique.
Again, safe if you aren't using 120% your max weight.
Half rack owner here. I dig it. People like the full racks because they often come with accessories for shit like cable attachments, but if your half rack has a pull-up bar for like $30 you can just buy some pulleys, a couple carabiners, tie downs and a cable and you're good to go. The downside to my half rack is that I can't hang my gym rings from the bar in a way that would allow me to practice iron crosses, but that's about it.
I owned a full rack for years, then moved to a half rack.
Half rack is better IMO. Much more convenient for transitions from squats to ohp and out the rack platform stuff.
I squat 4 pl8s and the half rack handles it without issues.
>So does it just come down to preference/looks/aesthetics in the end, or is there something technical enough to be worth the severely higher investment?
Full racks are somewhat sturdier, but it mostly comes down personal preference, if you're on a budget half racks are fine, if you're pretty much settled down and building a home gym that's supposed to last you for a long while, a full rack is a nice choice too, just in terms of comfort of use and the ability to install add ons later on though there are half rack models that offer that too or you could just jury-rig it yourself. Go with what fits you best in terms of price and preference
I have a full rack, because I knew it wouldnt let me down.
If you're not into adding cable attachments and you bolt the rack to the floor then you're probably fine with a half rack.
If you don't properly bolt your rack to the floor than a half rack will kill your dumb ass as soon as you need to bail on a heavy squat.
>If you don't properly bolt your rack to the floor than a half rack will kill your dumb ass as soon as you need to bail on a heavy squat.
Go try it gay
but i am weak i cant squat heavy 😐
just get some wood and build yourself a lifting platform, then bolt the rack there
don't even need to make a hole on the floor
if you get quality wood and tools no way in hell that shit is tipping over on you
Depends on how heavy you squat. I wouldn't trust plywood to not snap dumping 500+ on a half rack but if you're a rentoid and can't bolt it to concrete then it's a fuck of a lot better than nothing.
Then go work on it. Read a basic physics textbook between sets so I don't have to spoonfeed you basic mechanics.
I don't even have racks for my barbell, I usually have to put on a vest and do front squats if I want to go heavy on leg day. Trying to bench isn't as bad though.
Only reason I went with a half rack is because it was $100 new, typically $250. Otherwise for 250-300 you can get a new full rack off amazon or ebay. Buying racks used is rarely a good deal as you have to either haul it off in a truck or trailer or tear it down first, and for that trouble you might as well just buy new online. People think their racks are worth as much as they paid for them for some retarded reason too.
no offense bro but i don't think i'd bench heavy in a $100 rack
Ive seen a bunch of anons in the home gym general that regret getting a half rack. the footprint is basically the same anyway so youre not saving on space
i got a full rack just like pic related with lat pully
be aware this makes it so you cant put bench in circled area
my full rack basically has the same functionality as a half rack, plus a lat pully
i do not lift inside the rack at all
why would you need to put a bench in that area? you put head first for bench/press and feet first for rows
i dont understand what you mean
it is not possible to bench correctly because the bench will not fit inside the rack either way round
unless you have the J hooks too far behind your head or facing the wrong way
Then your bench is longer than normal, because I never had a problem at my local gym.
Just put the hooks on the inside of the front bars, then. Although it becomes a stability problem once you go up in weight.
depends on the rack you get, the one Im going for has that cross section on the floor slightly further back than right at the back posts. and its even adjustable so I could move it back an extra notch if needed
A full rack easily
i can tell you what i cant do in a full rack, overhead press
i am just too tall
just need to get a taller full rack or one with the pull up bar in front going up
then do it outside, with safety bars
oh wait what's the point of having a full rack at this point anymore then lmao
half wins again
Thoughts on pic related? I'm thinking of buying one.
had a similar one before i bought a full rack, worked fine for bench. found the crossbar a little annoying while squatting, nearly tripped on it a couple of times. would have preferred if both stands were separate
Bought it about two weeks ago, it is solid and sturdy. If you dont have the space for a full rack, it is very good.
But the packaging is actually horrible. If your postman is a retard, it can arrive damaged.
Half racks will do if you're on a budget, or new to lifting so the weights won't be getting super high.
But full racks are better in every way, including safety and just how much weight they can hold.
I am a rabid minimalist on most things so its half rack for me
I have two. One with pull up bar and one without. i guess I could’ve bought a cage and worked out on the outside and get the same effect.
When you run out of plates and you need more weight, you can just start lifting the whole rack. It's easier than with a half-rack
Neither Smith machine is the most based everything else's is objectively inferior.
>Neither Smith machine is the most based everything else's is objectively inferior.
ebin bait fren
Half racks have their place but if you have the space but a full rack. You won't regret it.