Considered by fitness professionals to be perhaps the most versatile piece of equipment in a home gym, gym racks offer functionality to perform multiple types of strength-building exercises. When referring to Gym Racks, we’re referring to power racks, power cages, half racks, and squat racks in general. However, each style of rack is slightly different from one another.
For those looking to complete their home gym, there’s almost no other piece of equipment that can compare to the performance capabilities of a home gym power rack. Ideal for classic exercises such as bench presses, overhead presses, front and back squats. Many power racks allow you to train without a spotter thanks to safety features such as Olympic safety stoppers.
Designed with the high-performance athlete in mind, Marcy home gym racks feature durable, heavy-duty steel construction with a powder-coated finish to withstand daily use. Compact footprints and a sleek design make a power cage an attractive addition and ideal piece of workout equipment for use in garage gyms and home gym rooms.
Marcy Pro Home Gym Racks
Here are a few workout cage models to consider when shopping with Marcy:
Marcy Cage Home Gym: Get a full body workout with the Marcy Cage Home Gym MWM-7041. Effectively work lats using the multifunctional pulley system and lat bar for wide-grip lat pull-downs, behind-the-neck lat pull-downs, and reverse close-grip lat pull-downs.
Add an optional rack accesory, the Triceps Rope Attachment TCR-24, for v-bar pull-downs and a great back workout. Eliminate the need for a spotter with the adjustable catch bars that prevent injury during bench presses when using an optional flat bench press. Store weights with the included plate storage rack.
Monster Rack | Steel Body: The Monster Rack STB-98005 home gym power rack is designed for those who want to take their training to the next level. The Monster Rack includes a pull-up station and dip handles for a solid upper body and core workout. And, the Monster Rack has a high weight capacity for the bar catches, at a whopping 500lbs.
Marcy Cage System: This compact, multi-function gym rack is ideal for those who are looking for a total body workout without leaving the comfort of their own home. The Marcy Cage System SM-3551 is an ideal addition to any home gym for squats, pull ups, ab workouts, and more.
Marcy Power Rack and Bench: Complete over 30 strength training exercises with the Marcy Power Rack and Bench PM-3800. This compact yet highly versatile home gym power rack features an open cage design, industrial-grade components, and durable chrome-plated finishes.
Easy to Clean: Get a full-body workout with the best home squat cage out there. With this one piece of equipment, you can seriously strength train the upper and lower body. Featuring a kipping station, padded pull-up grips, and weight storage, the SteelBody Full Rack Utility Trainer STB-98010 is ideal for overhead presses, weight lifting, floor presses, and, with an optional bench, chest presses.
Marcypro also offers theMarcy Half Cage Rack SM-8117. The SM-8117 is an easy to assemble workout cage that offers sturdy construction and safety features for injury prevention. For example, the included spotter arms allow you to more easily escape a lift or squat.
Whether it’s leg or arm day, Marcy Power Cages and Marcy Half Cage Racks offer numerous options to work everything from your deltoids to your quads.
How to use a Gym Rack for Strength Training
Part of the beauty of a gym rack is the sheer versatility it offers. Each one allows you to perform a wide array of exercises, so you can get exactly the workout you desire. Unlike many other racks, most Marcy racks do not require being wall mounted.
Are you looking to build muscle mass in order to sculpt your body, increase your strength, and improve your overall functionality? Our Marcy squat cages and home gym power racks are ideal for this purpose. Use the power rack for barbell exercises such as:
These movements activate large chains of muscle and help you improve your form and stability as well. Take a look at our available barbells and weights to complete your gym rack.
How to use a Gym Rack for Body Weight Training
Body weight training is all about moving and controlling your body better. Focusing on body weight exercises can help you improve your quality of life by increasing your core stability, strength, and balance.
The beauty of body weight exercises is that the only weight you need is your own body. A typical gym rack gives you lots of ways to incorporate challenging bodyweight exercises into your fitness routine. Use a home gym rack to perform:
Hanging knee raises
You might be surprised by how difficult these simple movements can be. As you work on them more, you’ll gain a much greater amount of body control that will help you in everyday life! Also, if the idea of using the pull-up bar or dip bar is a little intimidating, consider using a plyobox to modify the movement until you can complete the exercise without assistance.
How to use a Gym Rack for Resistance Training
Resistance training is an excellent way to build muscle, improve strength, increase mobility, and keep your bones strong. Several of our home gym racks give you the ability to add resistance training into your workout routine.
In a nutshell, resistance training means pulling or pushing against resistance. The higher the resistance, the more your muscles will have to work to complete the rep, which will program them to get stronger. OurMarcy Deluxe Cage System with Weight Lifting Bench (PM-5108) is one of our ultimate resistance power cages. You can use the included pulley station to perform:
To hit your lower body, use the included weight bench to perform quad extensions and hamstring curls. These two movements alone will fire up some of the largest muscles in your body and give your legs some serious power over time!
Make sure you give yourself the ability to utilize all the resistance training capabilities of your chosen gym rack by investing in weight plates along with your gym rack. At Marcy, we offer the highest quality Olympic Bumper Plates and Olympic Barbells you can also use on your barbell for your strength training days.
Contact us today to learn more about Marcy’s incredible line of high quality and reasonably priced gym racks and other home gym products!