Body-Solid is a leader in producing high-quality commercial exercise equipment and used fitness facilities worldwide, so you already know what you’re getting if you purchase the GPR400 power rack. This model is a heavy-duty commercial rack capable of withstanding anything you throw at it, whether in a home, garage, or fitness center.
Standing shy of 7 feet when assembled, The GPR400 power rack is an excellent choice for areas with limited vertical space while still allowing enough clearance to perform pull-ups, chin-ups, and other overhead movements.
The GPR400 power rack has 11-gauge 3″x 3″ steel frames and comes with a lifetime warranty (see product page for details). When assembled, the GPR400 weighs 273 lbs and has a 1000 lb weight capacity. Being 273 lbs, the GPR400 is already stable and does not require securing.
However, merely adding weight storage on the storage horns will ensure that the rack doesn’t move. This model also comes with an integrated 1 1/4″ pull-up bar, j-cups, and pin safeties.
It is essential to make sure that any power rack you choose has a decent amount of optional attachments or can at least accept more attachments. That approach will save you money and time in the long run. The GPR400 power rack has several optional attachments: lat pull-down system, multi-grip chin-up bar, dip handles, t-bar row, u-links, and weight horns.
Furthermore, these attachments aren’t too costly, except for the lat pull-down system, but it’s worth it as it adds much more exercise variation.
The GPR400 power rack can provide a lot of exercise variation, especially if you take advantage of some of the available attachments. However, even without the addons, the GPR400 power rack is still one of the best short power racks on the market. It measures 53″ L x 52″ W x 79″, giving you plenty of comfortable space inside the rack to perform all compound movements. Its 1-inch hole spacing also makes adjustments and finding additional attachments easy.
Shipping & Warranty
The Body-Solid GPR400 has free shipping to the lower 48 states. We assume it’s going into a home gym.
The GPR400 power rack is a prime example of what happens when you don’t jump on a deal right away. Since early 2019, the price has gone up from $795 to over $1000. The price increases may be due to Covid-19 and slow manufacturing and shipping. Now, it appears the price has come back down. Can you appreciate the value? If you’re looking for a shorter rack, you may want to jump on this one.