Bills Barbarian Power Cage System Gym

Big thanks goes out to Bill for sending in some pics of his Barbarian Power Cage System Gym. I have to say, that in my mind, this is close to home gym perfection…….


Now before I start my usual dribble about why I think it is great, let’s hear from Bill first…….

“Finally the rack is complete.

Iv been training on it since Sat. Its one solid rack.

The pulley system is smooth as. I love it.

The dumbbells fit perfectly in this 3 tier rack I found. It also fits perfectly in that little corner and It can also fit another pair of 27.5kg in the future when I get one.


As a simple man, who is careful with his money, Bills set up ticks all the right boxes for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love the gyms with multiple machines, but for most of us that is not a possibility. They take up a lot of space, and you can spend a lot of money. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get great results with a lesser set up.

Just the Barbarian Power Cage System in the corner along with the bench and barbell, is all you will ever need for years of solid and varied training.

barbarian power cage system

When somebody comes in and I can tell they are worried about the total cost of the project, I normally steer them straight towards the Megatec or Powertec Power Cages. For most, even these are overkill for home use. But if you want to spoil yourself, and for what you get for the price, even a tight ass like me thinks they are a great investment. You will have it forever, never outgrow it and for the footprint, there is simply nothing out on the market that even comes close!

But what I really like about Bills gym is that it covers all elements of modern strength training. Some people in the CrossFit fraternity would turn their noses up at the Ironmaster Leg Lift Attachment or an ez-curl bar. Or for that matter the cable lat pulldown. In reality, not only are they very handy for strength training and building muscle, they simply give you some much needed variety.

Likewise, a bodybuilder is probably looking at Bill’s gym and thinking what would he do for cardio? Look closely and you will see the sledgehammer and battle rope which I would much rather use than sitting on a treadmill for half an hour. More importantly these sort of activities build your functional strength and endurance in a way that bodybuilding alone can’t do.

But most of all I just love the simple and clean layout. The perfect workshop in which to build some serious strength and muscle! Thanks Bill!