Goplus Power Rack caught my attention in one of the local gyms nearby. Honestly, I wasn’t very familiar with Goplus’s fitness products and equipment. After checking out the Goplus brand, I realized they make all sorts of fitness equipment, from power racks to exercise bikes to weight benches to power towers. So reviewing this particular power rack presented a great opportunity to look at its quality.
Features of Goplus Power Rack
From the first look the power rack looks like a standard cage, with no particularly different features. However, as we know, first look can be deceiving. So let’s dive into its features.
Goplus power rack is made of 2″ x 2″ square steel frame and according to manufacturer, it’s built to last. Unlikely most of other power racks, Goplus is using scratch-proof powder on their power racks, offering resist to rust and corrosion as well. Dimensions are of 44″x 46″ x 84″ – which gave me a pause, most power racks are 86 or 88 inches tall, so this one is slightly smaller.
It offers 14 variable positions with holes spaced 3.9″ apart, with adjustable height ranging from 18″ to 68″. The pull up bar is made of electroplate solid steel bar, which has the diameter of 1 inch and the length 41 inches. The weight capacity of the pull up bar is 450 lbs (204 kg).
The power rack also come with saber-style safety rods and two heat-tempered liftoffs, which, according to manufacturer, are also built to last for years.
So to sum up the key features:
- Dimensions of 44″x 46″ x 84″
- 2″ x 2″ Square Steel Frame with Scratch Proof Powder Coated Finish
- 14 Position Holes Spaced 3.9″ Apart
- Pull-Up Bar Supports up to 450 lbs
- Two Saber-Style Safety Rods
- Two Heat-tempered Liftoffs
So much for the features, now let’s see what this beast can do.
Assembly of Goplus Power Rack
Since this power rack was already assembled in the gym, I had to ask the owner about the packaging and assembly. According to him, the power rack was easily assembled by two people with two socket wrenches and it took them about one hour. The owner confirmed that it could be assembled by one person as well, although it would take much more time.
My Experience – Let’s Pump It Up!
This time, I first tried the pull up bar. There are several things I would like to comment on here. First is that the pull up bar is just a straight bar, no curved edges, which is a con for me. Otherwise, it’s pretty much a standard bar. However, what I noticed is that when I tried muscle ups, the power rack was moving with my weight up and down a little. Since I weight only 155 lbs at the moment, I would definitely recommend attaching the power rack to the ground.
Next, I used one of the nearby weight benches and tried some bench presses. The safety rods held without any issues with 160 lbs of weight. Since that’s really not that much weight, I asked one of the bulkier body-builders in the gym if he can use 250 lbs of weight instead. No problem with that as well.
Since Goplus power rack does not come with its own dip station, it was pretty much everything I could try at that particular moment.
Pros and Cons of Goplus Power Rack
As with every piece of fitness equipment, it comes with pros and cons.
- Sturdy Solid-Steel Frame
- Easy to Assemble
- Great Price
- Great Pull-up Bar Weight Support (450 lbs)
- Power Rack Should Be Attached To the Ground If You Want to Do Muscle Ups
- Little Smaller (84″) Than the Competition
- No Dip Station
It my opinion, the pros clearly outweigh the cons.
4.3 / 5
Goplus Power Rack is a great addition to any home gym at a very affordable price. If you are calistnenics enthusiasts and you plan to do muscle ups on the pull up bar, then I’d recommend attaching the rack to the ground. With that being said, this cage is surely one to get.
If you would prefer something of a full-commercial quality, then check out Fitness Reality X-Class power rack.