Racks | Cages | Smiths
Build your own Amazing Home Gym!
Check out our range of Power Cages, Squat Racks and Smith Machines if you are an old school style weight trainer who likes nothing more than getting under a barbell and blasting out some reps. Or if you are new to the game doing some research, there will be many recommendations for getting a power rack or half cage as this style of training has proven itself to be highly effective.
Racks | Cages | Smiths: Select a Category
What separates a Rack or a Cage from a Smith Machine?
A Power Rack or Power Cage has four uprights which not only provide you with a variety of positions to rack your barbell, but also give you an added degree of safety when lifting at your limits. All our Power Racks and Cages have adjustable spotter bars, which will allow you to perform the exercise with full range of motion AND complete safety. The safety bars will prevent you dropping the bar on your chest when doing a bench press.
Squat racks & half racks
A Half Rack or Squat Rack only has two uprights. They normally have a more compact footprint, but still allow you to perform all the main compound movements. Just like the power racks, they have adjustable spotter arms for training safely without a partner.
Squat Stands are like similar to a Squat Rack, except they are not joined together. This is great for places where floor space is limited. They can be packed away at the end of the workout.
A Smith Machine has a barbell that operates on guide rails for that extra added degree of security. It has several lockout points, so if you can only partially complete a rep, you can safely lock the bar in place. For bodybuilders, they are excellent for isolating muscle groups. Since you don’t need to stabilise the barbell, you can focus more on working the muscle.
The right equipment for me?
If you own a gym or studio, some form of gym rack is almost a necessity. Not only does it give your clients access to perform the best exercises with safety, they are also unrivalled in terms of value for a piece of gym equipment. They offer so many quality movements without taking up a lot of space.
Flexible & versatile
A rack, cage or smith is the ideal base around which you can build an amazing home gym. You will see that there are many optional extras, like a lat pulldown attachment, that will turn your barbell lifting cage into a complete home gym system.
Plus all our equipment have the safety spotter systems, so that you can train at home by yourself with complete safety. So you will have no excuse for not pushing yourself to the limit and achieving results!
Safety & quality is the key
In regards to safety, it is no use having these safety features if they and the entire rack are poor quality in both design and build. That is why we only stock reputable international brands – Barbarian Line, Megatec, ATX, Ironmaster and Powertec. All these brands have established track records around the World and there are loads of videos, reviews and testimonials that support this.Compound movements like squats and bench press are typically exercises that you will be lifting the heaviest weights. So it is important that your equipment is up to the task. Squats in particular involve suspending a weight at shoulder position, so a poorly designed or built rack can lead to disastrous consequences.
Do I need experience?
Perfect for beginner's
Even if you are just a beginner, and not lifting very heavy weight, investing in a better quality rack, smith or cage is a smart move. A Megatec or Powertec cage may be a bit more expensive than most entry level racks, but they will not only accommodate your strength gains with ease, there are many features and optional extras that will make your weight training experience more enjoyable.
Essential for experienced weight lifters
For the gym owner or personal trainer, the Barbarian Line offers you strength and durability of racks and cages at under half the price. They have been tested and certified for commercial use by European standards – so their weight load capacities and specifications have been independently verified, not pulled out of thin air by the manufacturer. Plus they have been in Europe for twenty years and are more popular now than ever.
Bigger, badder & better than the rest
If you are looking for something special for your gym, then the ATX range is a must. This line was developed for the European market as a cost effective alternative to the imported US power racks and squat stands. Not only do they match them on price, they also have them covered in terms of specifications and build quality.
All we need is your requirements and our experienced sales staff can point you towards the right cage or smith for your purpose. No matter what your budget, floor space or experience level, we have the right product to cater for your needs.