Titan X3 Flat Foot Power Rack
I have to be honest, when I first set up my home gym I didn’t buy a power rack. I had a good bench press with a rack built-in, and I did my deadlifts right on the floor. However, my powerlifting game just wasn’t complete without a sturdy frame from squats.
I initially used a cheap adjustable rack for squats, and the very first time I failed out on a squat was the last time I did squats- until I invested in a good and reliable power rack.
What I love so much about the Titan X3 Flat Foot Power Rack is that it is built like a tank. It also includes all of the accessories and safety features to take my squat game to the next level. Plus, it’s not just for squats.
The Westside spacing runs all the way to the floor, making it a great option for bench presses as well as deadlifts. It’s composed of tough materials, and the most important feature to me is that it doesn’t require being bolted to the floor (unless you want to engage in resistance band work.
Below, I want to take a deep dive into all of the advanced features that make the Titan X3 Flat Foot Power Rack an essential component of any home gym.
A very durable frame does not need to be bolted to the floor
Fat grip and narrow grip pull up bar included
X-3 Series 3-inch by 3-inch 11-gauge steel frame
Accommodates up to 1,500 pounds
What I love most about this power rack is that it is built like a tank. Whether you are just starting out or working towards a world record- this frame can handle wherever you can throw at it.
The frame is composed of X-3 Series 3-inch by 3-inch 11-gauge steel pillars. When assembled properly, this beast of a rack can handle upwards of 1,500 pounds!
Users also love that Titan put a lot of thought into the spacing of this frame. Towards the base where you would engage in bench presses, it includes standard Westside spacing to find that perfect launching point for your body type. As you move up the rack, it offers simple 2-inch hole spacing that is perfect for squats.
My only wish is that this rack numbered the spacing to make it easier to swap the J-hooks back into my desired position. It’s simple to number the pegs with a marker, but I wish that Titan provided this simple feature into their rack.
With the proper tools, there is no muscle left behind with this power rack. It has detailed hole spacing that allows for clean deadlifts, bench presses, and squats.
It comes with a safety bar that allows users to work out alone without a spotter, which will help to keep you safe. There is nothing worse than failing out on a squat - even if you have someone there to spot you!
To use, simply place the included J-hooks into your desired position, and place the safety bars low enough to allow you to engage in the full motion of your lift, but high enough to catch the bar before it crushes you when you fail out.
What I also love about the Titan X3 Flat Foot Power Rack is that it also includes a pull-up bar along the top. This dual-bar offers two different types of grip- wide and narrow.
Personally, I love the narrow bar because it feels more stable and secure in my hands. The wide bar is designed for larger hands, and it is a great tool for grip work as well.
This bar is strong and stable and is bolted right into the frame, which means that you can move it or remove it completely as needed.
This rack comes completely disassembled, so be prepared to set aside the better part of an afternoon to assemble your rack. The assembly process isn’t overly complicated, and Titan provides users with an easy-to-follow instruction manual to make it a little bit easier. Plus, the manual includes pictures!
When your rack arrives, the pillars are unassembled and the bolts required are organized neatly into separated plastic bags. You will need to dig out your toolbox to ensure that the bolts are tightly positioned.
I recommend tightening the bolts to around 90 percent and then using your rack with modest weight. Once the bolts and frame are settled, proceed to tighten them to 100 percent to ensure your rack is wobble-free.
If you are feeling a little insecure about your handyman abilities, there is no shame in calling the pros to assemble your rack for you. It’s important to keep in mind that this rack is the one thing that stands between you and a failed squat set, so it is super important that it is put together correctly.
Hiring the pros to assemble your unit may cost you a little bit more overall, but it is well worth the peace of mind knowing your rack won’t fail on you.
Many users opt for the Titan X3 Flat Foot Power Rack over similar designs out there on the market because it is slightly shorter than other options. While it doesn’t necessarily have a large footprint, power racks are notoriously tall.
This design, however, is just slightly shorter- but it can make a world of difference in basements with low ceilings. It measures to be 30 inches deep and 42 inches wide, which is perfect for small spaces.
When assembled, it stands to be 91 inches tall, which is around 7 feet and 7 inches. Before you slam down that credit card, be sure that you take accurate measurements of your ceiling clearance to ensure that you have enough room.
Of course, if you plan on using this rack in your garage, ceiling clearance won’t be much of an issue.
I would also suggest being extra nice to your delivery person because this rack is quite heavy. It weighs in at just shy of 300 pounds! Make sure that you find a forever home for your rack because moving it isn't much of an option.
It’s wide and cumbersome to move, but the high weight also means that it won’t wobble while in use - even under some pretty heavy plates.
One of the biggest complaints I found with this power rack is that it scratches very easily. The superficial scratches that can occur will not affect the overall performance of this rack in the slightest. However, as you rack and re-rack plates over the years, the rack will start to look a little scuffed up and weathered.
Personally, I feel that these scuffs and scratches are like a badge of honor. It’s a testament to how hard I train. Others, however, may not feel that way.
You may also be wondering why the name of this rack has the words ‘flat foot’ in the title. Some power racks have bars that jut right to the floor and require users to bolt the concrete in order to create a stable base.
The flat feet on this design are one of its biggest setting features. By utilizing flat feet, it removes the need to drill holes into the concrete of your basement or garage floor.
Don’t worry - the bolt-free design doesn’t affect its weight capacity. Even without the bolts, this design is able to comfortably accommodate up to 1,500 pounds!
However, if you love resistance band training (especially for deadlifts), it is in your best interest to secure this rack to your floor. Titan offers additional bolts, but you will need to drill into the metal frame in order to securely bolt it to the floor.
What users love most about this beast of a rack is that it boasts a design that doesn’t require users to bolt it to the floor.
Personally, I have a hard enough time assembling my rack that the idea of bolting it to the floor makes me uneasy.
As far as price is concerned, the price tag of this design runs about in the middle of the road. It isn’t the most expensive rack that money can buy, but it isn’t exactly budget-friendly.
Overall, I would suggest this rack for serious powerlifters that need a rack that can accommodate heavyweights. This rack can comfortably hold up to 1,500 pounds, and the flat foot design means that it is sturdy enough that it doesn't need to be bolted to the floor.
It’s simple yet tough, and perfect for beginners all the way up to seasoned powerlifters that are looking to smash records!