Power Rack

This is my power rack. There are many like it but this one is mine. Actually, there aren’t any other ones like it.

One of things I like about making a power rack out of scaffolding is that I can have it just how I like and change it if the mood takes me.  Here are some of the features.

J-hooks from Single Couplers (For barbells):  I cut part of the curved bit off so a barbell can get in there.
J-hooks from Girder Clamps (For axles):  These have a screw sticking out of the front, which I took out.
Spotter Pipes:  Single couplers screwed down tight will allow a size 3 handrail to slide through.  I use these for spotters.
Weight Pegs:  I cut some pipes down and put in inserts to stop any sharp edges from cutting me.
Cantilevered pull up bars:  I put my pullup bars at the back as it can interfere with overhead work if put at the front.
Overhead Band Pegs:  I prefer to use reverse bands with overload work, and this is nice and convenient.  I have two at different heights, one for tall person squats and one for bench or short person squats.
Feet:  I have used handrail-style ones but if I rebuild my rack, I will thread the ends and use pipe flanges.

Other Notes:

  • I put the benching j-hooks at the front of the rack due to personal preference.
  • Given how tall the rack is (8′) and how cheap extra j-hooks are, I liberally apply them up high for bar storage.
  • The rack is bit wobbly, so I plan to eventually secure it to a wall, once I have timber walls up.