Top 5 Squat Racks For Home Gym

Intro

If you just started to build out your home gym, the squat stand is a very appealing option.
We all know the full power rack is good, but it requires big space and more money.
With squat stand, you can have an almost similar effect with full rack with less budge and space.
So let's dig into our top 5 list of the squat rack.

Product

Product Name

Rating

Price

Rogue-SML-2-Monster-Lite-Squat-Stand

ROGUE SML-2 90" MONSTER LITE SQUAT STAND

titan-X-3-squat-stand

Titan X-3 Series Squat Stand with Pull Up Bar & Spotter Arms

Rep-SR-4000-squat-rack

Rep Fitness SR-4000 Squat Rack

HulkFit Multi-Function Squat Stand

Fitness Reality Multi-Function Squat Stand

1. Rogue SML-2  90" Monster Lite Squat Stand

Rogue-SML-2-Monster-Lite-Squat-Stand-detail

Brand / Model

ROGUE SML-2 90" MONSTER LITE SQUAT STAND

Material

3"x3" 11 Gauge steel Uprights,

2"x3" 11 Gauge steel Bases

Product Weight

157 lbs

Weight Capacity

1,000+ lbs

Dimension (LxWxH)

49" x 48" x 92"

Safety Spotter Arms

Sold separately

Pull up bar

Included

SML-2 Rogue 90" Monster Lite Squat Stand is Home Gym Mania's top pick. It has all great features of higher line products of Rogue, but it is an affordable and compact version. (it only takes up 49"x48" of your space)


Rogue has a comprehensive quality assurance system to inspect every weld and laser-cut, and it comes with a lifetime warranty.


Even though it is named squat stand, you can do the same workout like a full power rack such as squat, bench press, pull-ups, clean pulls, and floor press.


It is widely compatible with other Rogue products, so you can customize it based on your preference.


It does not come with safety spotter arms. But it is a must-have for your safe workout.

Pros

  • Sturdy and Versatle
  • High quality material and finish
  • Pull up bar included (Fat/Skinny or Single Pull-Up Bar)
  • 5/8” holes in the Westside spacing pattern
  • Lifetime warranty

Cons

  • Safety spotter arms sold separately

2. Titan X-3 Series Squat Stand with Pull Up Bar & Spotter Arms

titan-X-3-squat-stand

Brand / Model

Titan X-3 Series Squat Stand with Pull Up Bar & Spotter Arms

Material

3"x3" 11 Gauge steel Uprights

Product Weight

203 lbs

Weight Capacity

1,000+ lbs

Dimension (LxWxH)

49" x 48" x 92"

Safety Spotter Arms

Included

Pull up bar

Included

Titan X-3 Series Squat Stand has very similar features that Rogue SML-2 Squat Stand has. It also comes with sturdy 3"x3" 11 gauge steel uprights and westside hole pattern.


It also has a compact footprint of 49"x48". As you see on its name, standard 1.25" Pull up bar is included.


Titan X-3 squat stand is slightly heavier than Rogue SML-2, but it does come with a pair of spotter arms. If you want to start with no extra budget, Titan X-3 has all you need.

Pros

  • High quality material and finish
  • Sturdy
  • Spotty arms and pull up bar are included

Cons

  • Product itself is heavier

3. Rep Fitness SR-4000 Squat Rack

Rep-SR-4000-squat-rack

Brand / Model

Rep Fitness SR-4000 Squat Rack

Material

2.5"x2.5" 11 Gauge steel Uprights

Product Weight

200 lbs

Weight Capacity

1,000 lbs

Dimension (LxWxH)

72" x 48" x 110"

Safety Spotter Arms

Included

Pull up bar

Included

Rep Fitness SR-4000 comes with 2.5"x2.5" 11 gauge steel uprights. This squat stand's footprint is 72"x48". It has deeper than SML-2(49").

But it comes with two weight horns in the rear for added stability and plate storage.


Rep Fitness squat stand includes a lot more accessories than others. Two pull up bars, two weight horns, plastic-lined j-cups, spotter arms, dip bars, and band pegs to extra resistance for your squat.


It is slightly taller and longer than Rogue SML-2. But it comes with a lot of accessories and the price is a bit more attractive.

Pros

  • High quality and attractive price
  • Lots of accessories included

Cons

  • It may take up more space

4. HulkFit Multi-Function Squat Stand

Brand / Model

HulkFit Multi-Function Squat Stand

Material

2.5"x2.5" 12 Gauge steel Uprights

Product Weight

110 lbs

Weight Capacity

800 lbs

Dimension (LxWxH)

46" x 44" x 81"

Safety Spotter Arms

Included

Pull up bar

Included

HulkFit Multi-Function Squat Stand has 2.5"x2.5" 12 gauge steel uprights.

Its steel frame is slightly thinner than other squat stands, its maximum weight capacity is a bit lower (800 lbs).


HulkFit squat stand is compact and lighter than other squat stands.

Two different diameters pull up bars, pair of spotter arms, dip bars, and two j-cups are included.

Also, two weight plate holder gives convenience and stability.

Pros

  • Compact and light
  • Lots of accessories included

Cons

  • Weight capacity is a bit low

5. Fitness Reality Multi-Function Squat Stand

Brand / Model

Fitness Reality Multi-Function Squat Stand

Material

2"x2" steel tubing

Product Weight

105 lbs

Weight Capacity

800 lbs

Dimension (LxWxH)

46" x 44" x 81"

Safety Spotter Arms

Included

Pull up bar

Included

Fitness Reality Multi-Function Squat Stand has 2"x2" steel tubing, which is the smallest size of the frame of all on the list.

It is light and takes up little space, but maximum capacity is a bit low (800 lbs).


If you are on the budget and have a small space for a squat stand, Fitness Reality's squat stand is the way to go. Pair of spotter arms and pull up bars are included.

Pros

  • Compact and light
  • Lots of accessories included
  • Very affordable price

Cons

  • Weight capacity is a bit low
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Home Gym Mania's Pick


Our top pick is Rogue SML-2 90" Monster Lite Squat Stand. Yes, it is not cheap, and it does not even include safety spotter arms.


However, Rogue's confidence with lifetime warranty justifies the price. You will squat for a long long time with this sturdy Monster.


Even though it is named squat stand, you can do the same workout like a full power rack such as squat, bench press, pull-ups, clean pulls, and floor press.


Let's be fit at home with Home Gym Mania.

FAQ


How do I choose a squat rack?
The two most important factors to consider are the size and weight capacity.

If you are looking for a squat rack that fits into your home gym or garage gym, the size of the squat stand is the most important factor.
Also, depending on your level, maximum weight capacity needs to be considered.


Can you use squat stands for bench press?
Absolutely! But in most case bench does not come with squat stand.


Are squat stands safe?
If you work out alone at your home gym, you need a safety device.

Usually, safety spotter arms come with a squat stand. So when you fail, you know that spotter arms will protect you from injury.


What is Westside Hole Spacing?
Westside hole spacing means the distance between holes is closer at the bottom and further apart around the top of the stand. That means you can comfortably adjust the j-cup location when you do the bench press.


What size is 11 gauge steel?
Gauge is the unit used to measure the thickness of the steel. The higher the number is, the thinner the thickness of steel is. 12 gauge steel is thinner than 11 gauge steel.

11 gauge steel is 1/8" thickness steel.

12 gauge steel is 7/64" thickness steel.

             

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