Rogue S-4 Squat Stand Review

updated June 6, 2018

The Rogue S-4 squat stand consists of a pair of very rugged uprights, allowing you to fully customize your walk in width. It also gives you the opportunity to easily store the rack away when not in use. The uprights are made from Rogue’s heavy duty 2 inch by 3 inch, 11 gauge square steel. You even get the benefit of the Westside hole bar placement system on this unique squat stand.

In this article we provide an in depth review of the Rogue S-4 squat rack, along with 3 alternative models.

Rogue S-4 Squat Stand Up

The Rogue S-4 Squat Stand is a true squat stand, consisting of two 72 inch uprights. Each upright is constructed from 2 inch by 3 inch, 11 gauge laser cut square steel framing. The steel feet are made from even hardier 7 gauge steel and have a footprint of 26 inches by 22 inches.

Rogue S-4 Squat Stand is one of very few squat stands that you will find to feature the Westside hole spacing, allowing for one inch hole spacings throughout the bench press zone and two inch spacings above and below this area.

The 7 gauge steel H bases on the squat stands provide an incredibly secure base to lift from. A new bolt together triangle plate design provides even more rigidity through the base of the uprights. The bases of the stands are fitted with rubber feet to protect your flooring.

This type of independent squat rack is the preference of many lifters because it has a lower profile and a smaller footprint than power rack type squat stands. However, they are usually very less solid and reliable than a full rack. That is certainly not the case with this squat stand. You will be able to squat 500 pounds and jerk 300+ with no issues whatsoever. In fact, the rack has been successfully tested to withstand more than 1,000 pounds.

PROS

  • 2 x 3 inch, 11 gauge square steel framing
  • Westside hole spacing
  • Very rigid indy squat rack

CONS

  • Cannot do pull ups

Rogue S-4 Squat Stand Alternatives

Valor Fitness BD-9 Power Squat Stand

The Valor Fitness BD-9 Power Squat Rack provides you with a pair of 42.7 inch high uprights, made of hardy 2 inch by 2 inch square steel. However, the max weight allowance on this rack is 500 pounds, which is considerably less than what you get with the Rogue S-4 rack.

Valor Fitness BD-9 Power Squat Rack features a space saving design, with a small base footprint. Despite this, you still get an impressive level of stability and rigidity. You also get a pair of storage pegs. This allows you to store your weight plates on the base of the rack to make it even more stable.

PROS

  • Storage pegs
  • Space saving design

CONS

  • Max weight only 500 pounds

Here is an in depth review and guide on how to choose power racks for your gym and workout needs.

F2C Pair Squat Rack

The F2C squat rack features two squat stands that have wide, stable bases for a high level of stability when you are squatting. It also provides extended bar support arms to act as a safety spotting mechanism. The uprights are made from 2 inch by 2 inch laser cut square steel tubing. This is a little thinner than you get with the S-4 from Rogue, but still gives an impressive durability to the rack.

The H base design of the bases of F2C Pair Squat Rack enhance the stability and strength of the unit. The max weight allowance on the rack, though is just 390 pounds, which is considerably lower than on the Rogue S-4.

PROS

  • Individual rack uprights
  • Height adjustable
  • Sturdy and durable steel construction

CONS

  • Maximum weight 390 pounds
Akonza 2 Piece Adjustable Squat Rack

The Akonza 2 Piece Adjustable squat rack provides you with a pair of sturdy uprights that are constructed from heavy duty steel framing. However, with a max weight rating of just 395 pounds, this rack is really limited to beginner and intermediate level lifters. You are able to adjust this rack to the width that best suits your user needs. You can also adjust it up and down over a vertical height adjustment range of between 34.5 and 62 inches.

Your safety is assured in Akonza 2 Piece Adjustable Squat Rack with the addition of a safety bar, that feature easily adjustable popper pins. Rubber end caps protect your floor.

PROS

  • Heavy duty steel construction
  • Popper pin safety bars
  • Completely adjustable rack

CONS

  • Max weight only 395 pounds

Conclusion

The Rogue S-4 squat rack is probably the most heavy individual squat rack that you are ever likely to come across. This makes it a great choice for home gym trainers with very limited space requirements and for those who want the freedom to customize their squat width.

For a cheaper alternative to the Rogue S-4 that still delivers on strength and quality, we recommend the Valor Fitness BD-9 Power Squat Rack, with its space saving design, rugged construction and built-in storage pegs.


Rogue S-4 Squat Stand Review
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