If you are on a hunt for a new power rock, you might get stuck because of so many options out there. I’ve reviewed close to 30 power racks and this time, I’ve taken a closer look at HulkFit 1000-Pounds capacity power rack.
This is a fully-functional power rack with a multi-purpose design and features. HulkFit brand is one of the well established brands that focuses on home-gym fitness equipment. This includes power racks, half racks, bars, dumbbells, attachments, etc. Here we are about to review their 1000-lbs capacity full power rack.
So without further due, let’s check out the features.
Features of HulkFit 1000-Pound Capacity Power Rack
The entire frame is made of heavy-duty square steel frame with H-shape base for increased stability and safety. The base is also protected by rubber feet. Whole cage is a combination of yellow (mainly) and black colors.
Two additional solid steel safety bars are included with J-Hooks. HulkFit also provides 2 extra J-Hooks.
This particular power rack also features dip bars with safety locker. The dip bars along with J-Hooks can be adjusted in height.
Included angled pull-up bar is actually not a bar, but rather two pull-up grips, since they are not connected together, but rather just attached to the frame. They are angled and also have narrow grips for additional exercises.
There is an optional lat-pulldown attachment available, along with weight bench and cable-cross.
The assembled dimensions of the rack are 81″ x 44″ x 47″ (205.7 x 111.8 x 119.4 cm) and the empty weight (just the cage) is 165 pounds (74.8 kg).
Sturdiness Goes a Long Way
Basically all verified reviewers agree that HulkFit 1000-pound cage is relatively easy to put together. If you are on your own, it shouldn’t take you more than one hour. If you get help, you should be done in about 30 minutes. This is great, considering that HulkFit does not bother with providing proper instructions. I guess they didn’t think them necessary, since there are not a lot of parts. However, the vertical bars are asymmetric, but not labeled. So double check if you don’t have them upside-down during the assembly.
Once you have it assembled, you can either attach it to the ground or let it stand on its own. Considering the weight capacity and the square steel used for this cage, most users did not bother with anchoring it to the ground. The cage stands on its own quite well on various floor types.
The included dip bars are nicely done with quality welds and considering the adjustability, they will fit any user height. Dip bars are actually not that common among power racks, so this is a great bonus provided by HulkFit.
Pull up bar (or rather grips) is well designed. The grips are not connected, so if you plan to use a very narrow grip, you have to use the frame and not the handles. They provide multi-grip function, meaning you can use the angled grips or the narrow front ones. This adds more variety to your workout. Because of the well-thought of design, they can be used for chin-ups, pull-ups and even muscle ups.
What this cage is missing are weight plate storage pegs. These have become a standard with power racks; however, HulkFit does not include them by default. You will have to purchase them separately. Also you should not buy storage pegs from a different brand, since they will most likely not fit.
Pros and Cons
HulkFit 1000-pound capacity power rack is a great cage, with several pros and cons.
Conclusion – Should You Go For HulkFit Power Rack?
Our rating: 4.6 / 5
Would I recommend HulkFit full power rack? I certainly would. If you do not mind missing storage pegs, then I don’t see a reason why you shouldn’t get it. Maybe I missed something that might be important to you, but hopefully, that is not the case. You can always ask the manufacturer in case something is not clear.
If you would prefer something of a full-commercial quality, then check out Fitness Reality X-Class power rack.