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buffbraz
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Home Power Rack
I'm looking to install a home gym in my storage area. Does anyone have experience with a power rack that they use at home? It doesn't have to be the best or most expensive rack on the market. I have been doing research and have come up with a few I have in mind. I will link them soon. Also, I am looking for some olympic weights, 45 pound barbell, and a small set of dumb bells (10-50lbs).
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Hu_Flung_Pu
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Home Power Rack
Rogue R3
Rogue Ohio Bar
Powerblocks


lsu777
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westlake
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Rogue R3
Rogue Ohio Bar
Powerblocks


This. For the bar any good bar from Rogues boneyard will work. But i personally think the bare steel ohio bar is the the best bar in its class bar none. I have it and a texas power bar, the TPB sucks compared to the rogue.

for weights if you want cheap, go to your local dicks/academy and bring a scale. weigh the weights and pick the ones that are pretty accurate. or go with the rogue machined weights if you want nicer ones.

if you want a 6 post rack, I have a efs rack which I like a lot, but the rogue racks are really nice also and I would prolly go rml6 if i was buying new just do to the shear number of add-ons.


arktiger28
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re: Home Power Rack
Image: https://imageshack.com/i/pontNwq4j


Here is what I have and I love it. Google Buff Dudes Power Rack and you’ll find a video of how to build it.


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buffbraz
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re: Home Power Rack
What about Titan T3?

It is supposed to be a rogue 3 clone? It is less expensive and reviews say it does the job fine. It is out of stock at the moment though.


lsu777
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westlake
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titan is fine design wise but there are alot of complaints on the welds. I would worry a little about that if i was in the market for it. But they have do have great customer service. Honestly if money was an issue its prolly the rack i would choose.


CBLSU316
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re: Home Power Rack
I have the rogue fold away rack and it works great for what I need.
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buffbraz
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Yea, I read that the quality wasn't exactly as good as rogue, but that it is pretty good and about half as cheap. Unfortunately it is out of stock. Plus the rogue has to be bolted down and the titan doesn't.
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SmellslikeKevinBacon
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Louisiana
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I have been using the rack that Titan fitness makes for years. It is about half the price of the Rogue rack.


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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The t3 will need to be bolted down just like the r3. It's a lighter rack. The bigger 3x3 racks with plate storage probably won't.

I almost went with Titan before getting the rogue and think it would have been fine. Don't get their bar though. Splurge on that.


buffbraz
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Titan claims bolting down is optional?


Hu_Flung_Pu
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It is but any heavy squat getting put in the rack hard made it tip quite a bit.


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Member since Apr 2013
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re: Home Power Rack
I have the T-6 and love it. The welds don’t look the best every where but I’ve never felt like it was unsafe. It’s not something you notice unless you look for it.


buffbraz
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Member since Nov 2005
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re: Home Power Rack
Man the T6 is out of stock as well. Must be because the holidays or something.


lsu777
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westlake
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Home Power Rack
Call Titan and see when the t6 will be back in stock. I would just get it prolly, if you have any bad welds tell them you want that section replaced.

I have the elite r3 and love the 6 post rack. I wouldn't trade my rack unless it was for one I custom built.

If you put weight on a 6 post rack you will not need to bolt down, at least the ones we are speaking of here. If you get a 4 post, you can always turn it into a 6 post later and to bolt it down, just put two sheets of 3/4" plywood and bolt it down to that. Won't go anywhere if you do that.


buffbraz
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re: Home Power Rack
Think I’m going with the Titan T3....looking at rogue 2.0 versus Ohio Bar. I need an all utility bar really.


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buffbraz
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re: Home Power Rack
Yea good idea. I will give Titan a call tomorrow.


lsu777
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westlake
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Regular Ohio bar is a utility bar. They also have the rogue Ohio bar. I would highly suggest the Ohio over the rogue. Especially if you can get it in bare steel in the closeout section or get the stainless if you want to splurge.


buffbraz
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re: Home Power Rack
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They also have the rogue Ohio bar. I would highly suggest the Ohio over the rogue


Do you mean the rogue ohio bar over the rogue 2.0? I mostly will be doing the power 3 lifts with it. But I also like to power clean some and the ohio wouldn't be great for that I am reading? I have been lifting for 20+ years but don't really have a clue about bars lol...

I just don't want to be limited to power lifts only if I get the rogue ohio vs the rogue 2.0. They are similar in price. Probably can't go wrong with either.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Home Power Rack
Yeah, he is talking about the regular ohio bar. There is also a ohio power bar. The power bar is much stiffer with much more aggressive knurling. I have this one and it is the best bar I've ever used when it comes to most lifts. However, it would be pretty bad for oly lifts and it isn't great for deadlifts.


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