Titan T2 Series Power Rack
This power rack doesn’t quite hold the same amount of rackable weight as some of the more heavy-duty designs, but it is still built quite tough.
While other frames can hold up to 1,100 pounds of rackable weight, this design can only hold around 850 pounds.
Unless you are close to breaking any records of squatting over 1,000 pounds, this rack will hold up just fine. It is composed of strong 2x2 gauge steel uprights and includes plate racks and safety bars that allow you to squat without a spotter. It even includes a skinny pull-up bar along the top to fit in some great bodyweight training.
This simple design is great for squats, but you can also pair it with a weight bench for bench presses.
Plus, the height of this rack is slightly smaller than similar designs, which makes it fit better in basement gym setups for those that have low ceilings.
Below, I wanted to take a deep dive into all of the advanced features that make Titan T2 Series Power Rack a perfect option for lifters that spent all of their extra money on plates!
Affordable price point
Users can select from 83-inch or 71-inch heights, perfect for basement setups
Boasts 850-pound rackable weight capacity
Includes a skinny pull-up bar
Compatible with a wide variety of accessories
High-quality J-hooks and safety bars
Includes plate rack horns for storage and added stability
Some lifters feel that the 71-inch option is too short for pull-ups
Time-consuming to set up
Requires users to bolt it to the floor
This power rack is composed of heavy-duty 2-in by 2-inch 12-gauge steel uprights that boast a sleek black powder-coated finish. More heavy-duty racks boast 3-inch by 3-inch square uprights, which basically boils down to the amount of weight that they are able to hold on the rack.
Thicker steel uprights can hold up to 1,100 pounds, while this tower can rack up to 850 pounds. For most weight lifters or even powerlifters, 850 pounds is more than enough strength.
Unless you are trying to break records, the quality of this 850-pounds capacity frame is more than enough for most powerlifters.
This rack also boasts traditional 2-inch hole spacing. Many of the higher-end power racks provide users with Westside hole spacing that places 1 inch between each hole.
This allows for very minor adjustments to the height of the bar to find that sweet spot for your launch.
To keep the price tag low, the Titan T2 Series opts for traditional spacing that works just fine. If you want Westside spacing, be prepared to pay a lot more!
The beauty of a good power rack is that it can be used for a myriad of lifts. Its primary function is to provide a strong foundation for squats. Simply place the loaded bar onto the J-hooks, and engage in a squat between the safety bars in the event of a fail-out.
The 2-inch spaced holes are also great for bench presses as well. I like to use an adjustable bench with my power rack to complete straight, incline and decline bench presses.
The easy-to-use J-hooks make it a cinch to move the bar up and down to accommodate different styles of lifts.
Overall, I would recommend this power rack for both powerlifters and cross-trainers. It is able to withstand high weights for powerlifters, and the rack is versatile enough for speedy cross-training sets and even bodyweight training as well.
Plus, it is compatible with a wide variety of accessories that allow you to engage various muscle groups in new and challenging ways.
When your rack arrives, it comes completely disassembled. It may look a bit intimidating at first, but previous users found that the assembly process is quite easy although fairly time-consuming.
It’s also better to have a friend help you assemble it because the uprights are quite heavy and are cumbersome to hold in place as you fasten down the bolts.
The good news is that Titan includes an easy-to-read instruction manual that breaks down the assembly process into easy-to-read steps along with pictures.
When you first set up your tower, I recommend tightening the bolts down around 90 percent and using your rack for one workout session.
By placing weight onto the rack, it gives the tower a chance to settle in place. After your workout session is over, you can process to tighten the bolts down 100 percent.
As always, if you feel insecure in your handyman abilities, you can always pay a little bit more to have the pros assemble your equipment for you!
This rack also comes with a few extra features that make your life just a little bit easier. It boasts a pair of rear plate horns that you can use to store extra weights.
Not only do these plate racks make it easier to swap out plates for supersets, but it also increases the overall stability of your rack as well.
It has a skinning bar up at the top that is great for pull-ups, and it can be easily swapped out for a different style of bar.
A set of high-quality J-hooks are also included with the purchase. The hooks are a cinch to move and swap out as needed and are made from high-quality materials that hold up well over time.
The base of the hook is composed of UHMW plastic that is kind to your bar and offers a low-friction launch that also won’t scratch your barbell.
This rack measures to be 57 inches long and 50 inches deep, which runs fairly standard when compared to similar designs. What makes this tower unique is that it is slightly shorter than most.
Users can select two different height options that include 71 inches and 83 inches. The 83-inch option is the standard size for most racks but won’t fit into some indoor spaces.
The 83-inch model is better suited for garage gyms where ceiling clearance isn’t much of an issue.
If you are building your home gym in your garage for a spare room, the 71-inch option is your best option.
Measuring in at 5 feet and 11 inches is perfect for even lower ceilings, but it may prove to be a little too short for effective pull-ups, especially if you are tall. What you gain in-room placement you lose in versatility.
This set only ships with the standard frame, safety bars, J-hooks, and skinny pull-up bar.
While these features are enough to get you started, it is compatible with a wide variety of accessories to help keep your workouts new and exciting.
Extra accessories such as dip bars, multi-grip pull-up bar, and a lat tower for additional bodyweight exercises.
These additional accessories mount right onto the rack and are offered at a super affordable price point. Users found that they are super easy to install as well as remove as needed.
One of the best features of this power rack is that it comes in at a super affordable price point that won’t break the bank.
It’s important to note that due to the slightly lighter frame (that weighs in at around 130 pounds) it’s important that you bolt this design to the floor for added stability.
For general weight lifting and strength training, many users can get away without securing it to their floor.
However, if you plan on engaging in heavy powerlifting exercising, it is important that your rack is secure.
The affordable price point is due to the fact that the frame of this design isn’t quite as heavy-duty as racks that are made from 3x3 inch gauge steel.
It’s slightly weaker than thicker frames, but it can still handle heavy powerlifting weights as long as it is secured to the floor.
This rack boasts a lot of features that will help you lift confidently as well as safely. The 2x2 steel gauge uprights aren’t quite as strong as higher-end designs with 3x3 steel uprights, but this slimmer frame won’t be much of an issue for most powerlifters.
It can hold up to 850 pounds of rackable weight, which is more than enough for most seasoned powerlifters.
One of the things that I loved most about this rack is that it also comes in two different heights.
Users can select from a standard 83-inch height, or opt for a smaller rack that measures to be just 71 inches (or about 5 feet 11 inches tall).
If you have low ceilings in your home or basement, the smaller rack is one of your best options, and it makes it one of the shorter power racks out there on the market.