The REP Fitness PR-1000 Power Rack is an affordable but sturdy power rack compact enough to fit even a space-restricted home. At 83″ H x 48″ W x 48″ D (58″ W at the rear bottom brace and 26″ depth inside to inside, and 44″ wide inside to inside)., the rack can fit in a spare room or basement, and the 14-gauge steel frame can handle a workload of 700 lbs.
It also features dual pull-up bars (1.25″ and 2″ thick) with a 400-pound weight capacity, great for partner workouts. In addition, keep organized with built-in weight horns on the back base to store plates and stabilize the rack, so it is unnecessary to bolt it down. Finally, the optional weight storage extension allows you to hold 1000 lbs of plates and two barbells without additional space.
The PR-1000 comes with chrome-coated safeties extending beyond the cage to hold an extra barbell, and the J-cups are lined with plastic to protect your bar and the rack’s finish from scratches, rust, and bumps. In addition, laser-engraved numbered uprights allow quick and accurate height adjustments of safeties and J-cups.
The PR-1000 is compatible with different optional equipment, including a bench, dip bars, lat pulldown and low row attachment, landmine attachments, more weight storage, different J-cups, cannonball grips, and pin safeties, that bring a lot of versatility and exercise variations to the PR-1000to name a few. As a result, the PR-1000 is an excellent centerpiece for your home or garage gym.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: REP Fitness PR-1000 Power Rack
Warranty: 5 years limited
My rating: is 9/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 48L x 48W x 83.6H inches (122L x 122W x 212.3H cm)
- Assembled weight: 133 lbs (60.3 kg)
- Weight capacity:
Rack: 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg)
J-hooks & safety bars: 700 lbs rackable capacity (317.5 kg)
- Upright bar positions: 28
- Possible exercises: 40+
- Warranty: 5 years limited
PR-1000 Power rack
The REP Fitness PR-1000 power rack features a sturdy, 14 gauge, 2″ × 2″ steel frame. In addition, the steel parts in its construction come coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish.
The fully assembled unit is 48″ (122 cm) deep and 48″ (122 cm) wide. However, you must leave at least two feet (61 cm) of clearance on each side and at least three feet (91 cm) at the front of the unit to use an Olympic barbell and a bench.
Additionally, the height of the rack is approximately 83″ (211 cm). Therefore, leaving at least a few inches of clearance above the unit is advisable to execute all the pull-up exercises correctly.
The rack’s pull-up bar is 1.25″ (3.1 cm) in diameter and 44″ (111.7 cm) long. It hangs at approx—81″ (206 cm) above floor level.
Therefore, even if you’re over six feet (183 cm) tall, you should be able to execute all exercises correctly. In addition, the pull-up bar has a weight capacity of 400 lbs (181 kg), so weighted pull-ups or chin-ups are options.
The unit’s base does not have foot stabilizers or pre-drilled holes to secure it to the floor. However, the rack is pretty stable.
In addition, the upright bars of the rack features 28 attachment positions for the safety bars and j-hooks. The distance between the adjustment positions is also 1″ (2.5 cm).
Optional Lat attachment, dip bars, and weight storage
The REP Fitness PR-1000 Power Rack has optional accessories like lat attachment/low row, dip attachment, and bench.
The optional lat attachment/low row add-on features a pretty standard structure. It has six durable nylon pulleys integrating ball bearings for smooth and prolonged usage. The cables are steel-made and coated with a PVC layer to prevent the scratching of the pulleys.
The weight carriage of the lat attachment features two 8.25″ (21 cm) pegs, 2″ in diameter, designed for Olympic (2″) plates. Furthermore, they do not remove to use it with 1″ Standard weight plates. The machine has a classic 38″ lat bar and a short bar for low rows. In addition, the system features a 1:1 ratio, which means a 10-pound weight will feel like 10 pounds of resistance.
Enhance your PR-1000 Series rack with an easy-to-use Dip Attachment. This sucker can handle 400 lbs and is compatible with all the 1000 Series racks. In addition, the two dip bars are approximately 25″ (65 cm) long. To install the dip attachment, place both safety bars on the same side of the power rack.
You can place the dip bars inside or outside the power rack, but when placed outside, you may need to add a few weight plates as a counterweight on the opposite storage peg.
The Rep Fitness FB-3000 is a professional-grade flat workout bench designed to let you handle heavy weights safely and confidently. Unlike others tested to 300-600 lbs, we have tested ours to over 1,000 lbs, which still holds strong. In addition, durable padding with a grippy surface and matte black powder coating give it an attractive, long-lasting finish.
PR-1000 Possible Exercises
- Wide grip pull-ups
- Close-grip pull-ups
- Parallel-grip pull-ups
- Muscle pull-ups
- One-arm pull-ups
- Weighted pull-ups
- Close grip chin-ups
- Wide grip chin-ups
- Parallel grip chin-up
- One hand chin-ups
- Weighted chin-ups
- Hanging knee raises
- Hanging leg raises
- Weighted dips
- Band-resisted dips
- Dip to leg raise
- Side-to-side dips
- Gironda dips
- Reverse Gironda dips
- Lat pulldowns
- Close-grip pulldowns
- Behind head pulldowns
- Aerobic rowing
- Kneeling rowing
- Biceps curls
- Triceps press downs
- Chest presses
- Single-arm chest presses
- Wide grip chest presses
- Close grip chest presses
- High-pulley crunches
- High-pulley twist crunches
- Seated trunk rotations
- Standing trunk rotations
- Stand-up leg curls
- Calf raises
- Single-leg squats
- Kneeling single-leg squats
- Wide squats
- Twisting squats
- Jumping squats
- Hip adductions
- Hip abductions
- and more
Of course, some of these exercises require extra optional accessories that do not come with this power rack. For example, chest presses require a bench, while hip adductions call for an ankle cuff.
PR-1000 Assembly and Maintenance
The REP Fitness PR-1000 Power Rack comes in several separate boxes and requires complete assembly. However, the task is straightforward and shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to one hour. For instance, you must assemble the base, add the upright bars, close the cage with the top bars, and add the safety bars and j-hooks. However, the tools for assembly do not come with the power rack.
For maintenance, it is advisable to check regularly for loose bolts or damaged parts to re-tighten or replace them before accidents occur.
- Sturdy, all-steel frame – can support loads up to 1,000 lbs;
- Base weight storage;
- Optional weight storage add-on;
- Safety bars and j-hooks rated for 700 lbs;
- Weight plate storage and balance pegs on the base bars;
- 28 numbered upright attachment positions for the catch bars and safety bars;
- Plastic Lined J-Cups;
- Extended Safeties;
- Dual Pull-up Bars rated for 400 lbs;
- Optional lat attachment/low row add-on;
- Optional dip attachment add-on;
- Over 40 possible exercises;
- Quiet operation;
- Little maintenance is required;
- Reasonably easy to assemble for a home gym.
- The ankle cuff for leg exercises does not come with the machine;
- Tools for assembly do not come with the power rack.
REP Fitness PR-1000 Power Rack Summary
The REP Fitness PR-1000 is a power cage for home use, including a lat attachment with high and low pulleys and two dip arms. In particular, it’s a strength-training system for users of all levels offering a load capacity of 1,000 lbs for the cage and 700 lbs for the safety bars.
Moreover, it’s a versatile strength training system that allows the execution of over 40+ gym-quality exercises involving most muscle groups. And finally, it’s an excellent piece of powerlifting equipment, offering great value for the price.
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Please remember to consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could put your health and safety at risk or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.