As we mentioned in our review of the half rack, stability is a major concern when purchasing a power rack. This full version of the Fitness Gear Pro rack retains the stability of the half rack. You do not need to bolt this rack down to the floor to attain the rigid support that you need. It has a wide, flanged footprint that ensures that it will not move either laterally or vertically when you’re going heavy under the bar.
Importantly, this rack is just as secure when you start to perform such bodyweight exercises as pull ups as it is on the weight exercises.
The Fitness Gear Pro Full Rack provides you with overhead monkey bar as well as a fat pull up bar. This allows you to perform your lat width exercises at home on a secure, sturdy platform.
There is a different set of requirements when you advance from a half rack to a full rack. So, the 60- pound weight requirement of the Fitness Gear Pro Half Rack simply doesn’t cut it when it comes to a full rack. Yet, that is what you get with the Fitness Pro Full Rack. We would have liked to see this beefed up to 1000 pounds.
Along the same token, the 14-gauge strength rating of the steel used in the Fitness Gear Pro Half Rack really should be beefed up for the full rack version. But it is not. Competing power racks, even around this price point, offer 12 gauge uprights.
The Westside hole spacing system originated in Westside Gym on the US east coast. It involved having a two inch hole spacing above and below the bench press range of the rack uprights. During the bench press range, where you need more precise placement, the distance is just one inch. You do not get Westside hole spacing on any of the Fitness Gear Pro power racks.
Then Fitness Gear Pro Full rack is really just a full version of the half rack. The features are quite similar except you can do even more; it holds up to 600 lbs and has uprights with 28 levels of adjustability. It also includes a monkey bar and a flat bar for even more versatility and choice of exercises. There’s also a dual storage compartment for kettlebells, medicine balls, and Olympic plates. It has a cross functional design that is made of 12 gauge steel. However, it doesn’t really stand up to some of the competition (think Titan and Atlas) in terms of weight training and strength of build.
Up next for review is the fitness gear pro squat rack.
This squat rack can also hold up to 600 lbs with its heavy duty steel frame. J-hooks and spotter arms included; you can do bench presses and cleans too! There’s a storage rack for your plate weights as well. It’s another great piece of exercise equipment. The fitness gear pro power cage is even better; it’s not very expensive at all and it’s really a great improvement on the full rack. The power rack or power cage will get you pumped and ripped for sure!