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The 5 Best Power Racks Reviewed (UK Edition)

If you’re thinking about – or in the process of – building a home gym, then investing in a good quality power rack is absolutely essential.

If you’re serious about weightlifting, forget wasting your time and money on that overpriced ‘Total Gym 5,000,000’, as, apart from looking like a futuristic torture device, this shiny bit of kit won’t do anything.

For real results you need to be hitting the big daddy compound exercises, and a power rack allows you perform heavy squats, presses, bench presses, pull ups, dips, in addition to many more accessory and ancillary exercises, in the comfort of your own home.

As well as being convenient, versatile and extremely easy to use, power racks are also much safer than a traditional squat rack.

A cage will provide lateral safety pins to catch the barbell if something goes amiss, allowing you to go hard and heavy on your own, and not end up arse-about-face like this idiot.

Ultimately the power rack should be the pride and place of your home gym, treated with the same reverence and respect as a 110 inch plasma TV, a pond full of Japanse Koi Carp, or a Ukrainian wife barely above the age of consent.

And unlike these objects (with the possible exception of an Eastern European bride), a power rack needn’t cost you an arm and a leg either.

These days you can get a good quality rack for well under £500.

So, to point you in the right direction for your purchase, here’s Gymtalk’s pick of the 5 best power racks currently available in the UK.

Bodymax CF375 Power Rack

Bodymax CF375 Power RackPrice: £277.99

Dimensions: 130cm (L) x 116cm (W) x 210cm (H)

The Bodymax CF375 is one of the most popular power racks on the market – and for good reason.

It’s a doddle to assemble, very easy to use, and provides great value for money.

It comes with a chinning bar that has a narrow and wide grip as well as two adjustable bar catches and adjustable safety bars.

Plus, if you’d like even more exercise variety, for £379.99 you can upgrade to a rack with a lat/low pulley for rows.

The Bodymax CF375 is also surprisingly spacious, meaning you’ll have plenty of room to perform those heavy squats (and collapse on the floor in heap afterwards).

The safety pins are easily adjustable and cater for all heights – from your Warwick Davises to your Stephen Merchants (although clearly neither of these guys lift.)

The only downside with this cage, from my experience, is that it has a tendency to rock a little when performing pull ups (especially if you’re a heavy fucker like me).

However, this issue is easily solved by placing a plate on the base of the rack.

Buy The Bodymax CF375 Power Rack

Bodycraft F430 Power Rack

Bodycraft F430 Power RackPrice: £429.99

Dimensions: 131cm (L) x 124cm (W) x  210cm (H)

The look and build of the Bodycraft F430 is certainly impressive.

It’s made of sturdy solid steel and, unlike many other power racks which are designed for the home market, this one wouldn’t look out of place at a leading gymnasium.

It looks the tits!

The Bodycraft F430 is also a pleasure to use as it feels extremely secure and weighty whatever exercise you perform (unlike the Bodymax).

Heck, even a Crossfitter doing their best dolphin-having-a-seizure impression wouldn’t be able to budge this cage.

The optional dip and cable attachments (available as a whole package for £693.97) are also top notch.

The only issue I had with the Bodycraft F430 is that while using the dip attachment I felt a little cramped, which I felt hampered the full range of motion slightly.

Buy The Bodycraft F430 Power Rack

Brickhouse Fitness Max Power Rack Squat Cage

Brickhouse Fitness Max Power Rack Squat CagePrice: £239.95

Dimensions: 116cm (L) x 146cm (W) x 208cm (H)

The Brickhouse Fitness Max is another solid entry in this power rack comparison list.

It’s towards the cheaper end of the spectrum but nonetheless an excellent bit of kit.

It comes with two safety bars and four bar supports and boasts 21 variations for placing the support bars.

Also included is a lat pulldown and low pulley bar for performing rows.

This rack doesn’t feel as sturdy as the first two on the list while performing some exercises, which put me off a little I have to say.

Having said that, for what you pay, this is still a good quality rack, and great place to start if you are a beginner.

Buy The Max Power Rack Squat Cage

Titan Power Rack Cage Multi Gym

Titan Power Rack Cage Multi GymPrice: £229.00

Dimensions: 162cm (L) x 140cm (W) x 217cm (H)

The Titan cage is the cheapest on the list and definitely provides excellent value for money.

It comes with two safety bars, four adjustable weight supports, and provides 18 height variations.

Again, like the Brickhouse Fitness model, the framework is a little on the thin side, which means this didn’t feel like the most robust of cages, especially when performing pullups.

In addition, I found the knurled grips quite annoying, but maybe this is just personal preference, as I tend to favour a straight bar for doing pull ups.

However, for what you pay, it’s difficult to complain, and overall this is certainly a good quality cage.

Lovely stuff!

Buy The Power Rack Cage Multi Gym (Currently Unavailable)

SportTech TP001 Power Rack Cage Gym

SportTech TP001 Power Rack Cage GymPrice: £449.99

Dimensions: 145cm (L) x 158cm (W) x 214cm (H)

The SportTech TP001 is proper heavy duty power rack – no messing around here!

This is the kind of the rack that wouldn’t look out of place in a Dan Green powerlifting montage.

It supports up to 300kg, which means it’s ideal if you’re a professional powerlifter with some space in your basement.

The cage is also as sturdy as it gets – due in no small part to the solid, girthy, highly durable framework.

It comes with an adjustable barbell and safety catches and supports up to 20 different height variations.

Also included is a multi-grip chin up bar and dipping handles, which are both comfortable, sturdy and easy to use.

For £549.99, you can also upgrade the SportTech TP001 with a high and low cable pulley system.

Buy The SportTech TP001 Power Rack Cage Gym


So, there we have it, in my view five of the best home power racks currently available on the UK market.

So, what do I recommend?

Well, a good place to start for anyone new to power racks would be the Bodymax CF375 Power Rack.

It’s a solid all-rounder that ticks all the right boxes and it’s one of the best power racks for home use.

You can’t really go wrong.

If you’re more serious about training and can already squat the equivalent of a baby rhinoceros, I would spend a bit of extra dosh and go for the SportTech TP001 Power Rack Cage Gym.

It’s a very high quality piece of equipment and the perfect investment if you’re looking to shift some serious heavy ass weight.

If you’re constrained by a budget then the Titan Power Rack Cage Multi Gym is probably the best bet for you.

Being a cheap power rack it’s not as sturdy or durable as the others, but it’s perfectly suited to a beginner and will let you perform every exercise you need to build muscle.

General thoughts

If you’re looking to buy one of these power racks there are a few things that you should first bear in mind.


If you choose to assemble the power rack yourself (and most of them aren’t difficult to assemble), be careful not to overtighten the bolts as this will warp the metal.

For most of these racks, the manufacturer will also offer the option to pay extra for a professional to assemble it for you, which is well worth it if you can’t tell the difference between a hammer and a screwdriver.


This may sound obvious, but before purchasing a power rack make sure you it will fit wherever you’re planning to put it!

In addition to floor space, ensure that your ceiling is high enough.

Bear in mind that you will need to allow a little bit more than the given height if you plan on performing pull ups, as you will need to allow for head space.

Also ensure you leave yourself enough room around the power rack to move about and load/unload weights etc.


Before departing with your cash, check how much delivery is.

You might think you’ve landed a bargain with your gym power rack, but if the shipping charge is half the price of the rack, you’re going to look a bit of a prat.

Wrapping it up

Ultimately, power racks are the perfect solution if you’re looking to perform routines such as Medhi’s Stronglifts or Starting Strength in the comfort of your own home.

Although more expensive than a squat rack, a power rack is a hell of lot safer and provides much more exercise variety, making it well worth the investment in my book.

To complete your home gym, all you really need is a bench, some dumbbells (check out our review of the best adjustable dumbbells), a solid work ethic, and you can kiss goodbye to that expensive gym membership for good!

Over to you

Are you thinking of purchasing a rack?

Already own one?

What do you think is the best power rack on this list?

I’m excited to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!

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  1. “Prat” only has one T.

    1. So it does, thanks.

      I finished this article in the early hours high on Espresso, so I’ll be happy if that’s the only typo haha.

  2. Not sure how much the flat downstairs would appreciate me dropping a 200kg deadlift on the floor.

    You should have pointed out which racks have supports on the side to store plates.

    Unless you live in some Welsh valley nobody in the UK really has the space to make a decent home gym.

    1. Hi Terrance

      Thanks for the comment. Good shout with the plate storage, I’ve made a note to revise the article and add this info in.

      And you’re right, in a lot of cases a proper home gym isn’t viable unless you have a shitload of space. Maybe this is why the Welsh are so strong…

  3. Thanks Henry ! Your article is very full and useful. However, How do you think about Body Solid Pro Power Rack ?

    1. Hi, I’m looking to update this article, so I’ll include this power rack in the revised version.

      Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Do you guys not get rouge fitness racks over there?

    1. Not that I can find at the moment, but I’ll keep an eye out.

  5. I got the Ryno ultimate power rack on ebay, missed this one out on your review.

    Looks similar to the Titan rack you reviewed however it’s a better price and comes with more attachments.

    Good value for money and excellent build quality for the money.

    1. Thanks for the tip Jay, I’ll include it when I eventually get round to updating this article.

    2. I like the look of your link.

      Is it sturdy without bolting?

  6. Hi Henry

    Might be worth checking out our rack which is a different league all together.

    Weighing over 250kg and with steel cut from 8mm solid sheet it has been drop tested to 400kg on the safety bars without any worries.

    1. Hi Christian, I’ll look into including it when I update this article.


  7. Good review!

    Can you tell me if i’m right about the Bodycraft F430 Power Rack being able to handle 450kg of weights?

    It’s important to me because I already lift very heavy and I don’t want to max out this rack in a year or so. I need to know before I buy!


    1. The manufacturer’s description says it has “a capacity of up to 800 pounds”, which equates to roughly 363kg.

  8. Marathon runner gives advice on power rack, mmm avoid this one.

    1. Yes I’ve run marathons – but I’ve also squatted 400lbs.

  9. Thanks for the reviews!

    One thing you just can’t tell from the specs online is how the rack feels when you’re using it.

    Some wobble more than others, and when people start lifting a lot of weight it sure does make a difference.

    1. True – the proof is in the pudding!

  10. Henry, do all these racks require bolting to the floor?

    If bolting is not an option, would your recommendations change?

  11. Great article, thanks!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Lilly!