2020 has been a challenging for the fitness industry. For gym goers, most of this year you’ve probably had to spend less time in the gym or force your way through workouts with an uncomfortable mask. Some fitness facilities have had to shut their doors and others have even filed for bankruptcy. This has forced many to consider purchasing power racks and home gyms, which I believe you should do if you have the capital and space for it.
Unfortunately, purchasing home gym equipment is also difficult due to slowed manufacturing and shipping as a result of the pandemic. Many stores are raising prices, have limited stock, or are completely out of stock. If you’re interested in purchasing a power rack, here are some power racks under 1000 dollars.
Currently, not all of them are in stock but if you keep an eye on them, you should be able to get one as soon as there is availability. These are great deals and they may have been on your list of consideration already.
The PR-4000 should be the first and last rack you’ll need to purchase for a very long time. Built with 3″ x 3 ” 11-gauge steel frames, the PR-4000 has a max weight capacity of 1000lbs. However, it’s the customizations that make this rack powerful.
You can choose your height, depth, color, and there are a ton of optional attachments to choose from: lat pull-down, landmine, dip bars, multi-grip pull-up bar, weight belt squat attachment, adjustable iso-lever arms, etc.
The PR-4000 allows you to leave the gym memberships behind forever. Keep your eye on this one. It can get pricey with all of the addons, but the rack itself is very inexpensive for what you’re getting.
The GPR-400 by Body-Solid is another power rack under 1000 dollars that is worth taking a look at. This model is great for anyone that has limited vertical space as it stands only 79″ tall. Also, the GPR400 features 3″ x 3″ 11-gauge steel frames with a 1000lb weight capacity.
It has a wide walk-in design, 1-inch hole spacing, and has several optional attachments including: lat-pulldown, dip handles, and a multi-grip chin-up bar.
Finally, this model ships free to the lower 48 states if you can find it in stock. It also has a lifetime warranty on the frame and welds.
The next rack on this list is the Rugged Fitness Y-100, another heavy-duty rack that you might find in small fitness facilities but an excellent option for home gyms. This one is certainly one of the better power racks under 1000 dollars.
The Y-100 has 2″ x 3″ 11-gauge steel frames and holds a 1000lb weight capacity. Assembled, the Y-100 weighs 268lbs and its dimensions are 66” L x 45” W x 89” H. It’s a well built rack and doesn’t need to be secured. Also, this model features Westside hole spacing and has several optional attachments which include: lat pulldown, rack extension, dip bars, and bar holders.
The final power rack package that I’ll add to this list is the Merax Athletics package. This model can be purchased on Amazon and it includes a lat pulldown. At some point, you’re most likely going to want that addon since it allows you to perform more movements without taking up much additional space. It’s always better if you can buy it in a combo.
This particular rack has 2″ x 2″ frames and holds up to 800lbs depending on where the weight is placed. It features an integrated pull-up bar, lat pulldown and low row attachment, included safeties, and stands 85″ tall with an inside depth of 45″. In addition, it comes with sleeves to store weights and rubber stoppers for stability and floor protection.
The Merax Athletics power rack bundle offers the right amount of usability and a very decent price.
This model isn’t as heavy-duty as some of the others on this list, but it is one of the power racks under 1000 dollars that still has some remaining stock.