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Power Racks, Squat Racks and Cages

 The versatility of power racks makes them a valuable tool for every level of  weightlifter or fitness enthusiast. From beginners to pro athletes, it is a vital tool to help you progress and maintain your gains.

By using a power rack, you can focus on specific movements to make gains in various exercises, including your deadlift, squat, bench press and overhead press.

Find the right equipment for your commercial or home gym from our range of half and full power racks and squat racks.

You’ll find options with chin-up bars, plate storage and band peg attachment bars.

Our racks with spotting arms and safety rails will give you the confidence to work out without worrying about hurting yourself – or others.

We also offer convenient power rack and squat rack packages with everything you need to start completing some heavy weight lifting.


What’s the difference between a Squat Rack, Power Rack and a Power Cage?    

Nothing at all! They are different names for the exact same piece of gym equipment. It all depends on the brand, supplier or website listing them. Most will have a similar design, but quality varies between brands and models. This style of rack or cage has been designed so that the user can be positioned inside the four upright posts that are used to support the frame, barbells and attachments. Most power racks will allow you to do both bench press and squat training as you can adjust the height of the barbell position either by moving the bar catchers, also known as J hooks to the desired height or they will have gun racks bolted to the uprights. They also make it easy to add a bench, and we usually recommend you use a good quality adjustable bench so you or your members can perform all bench press exercises such as Incline Bench Press, Flat Bench Press, Decline Bench Press and Shoulder Press.

Suppose you are concerned about space in your gym. In that case, the width required for either a power rack or half rack is the same as this depends on the width of the barbell being used and for any power racks or half racks, you will usually need to use a 7ft barbell as narrower bars won’t fit due to the width of the racks. The depth may be slightly less on a half rack, but again the base of the half rack is usually about the same as power racks.

What is the difference in squat rack quality?

Quality can vary a lot. The thickness of steel used on power racks will vary from 1.5 mm (17 gauge) to 4 mm (8 gauge). Domestic grade racks use 1.5 mm to 2 mm thick steel. Higher-grade commercial power racks don’t use adjustable J hooks or bar catchers to hold barbells; they use gun racks. They are referred to as gun racks as they are similar in design to racks used to display or store guns. That’s all. Again the quality of these also varies, and they should be at least 4mm thick. If they are too thin, they will bend or fail under heavy loads, which could be disastrous. The thickness of the steel used in manufacturing commercial power racks must be 3-4 mm thick. If the frame is too thin, it will be dangerous to use at heavy. Also, when comparing the gauge thickness of the steel, the lower the number, the thicker the steel. The thickness of the steel reduces by 10% as the number increases, so don’t be fooled by models with higher gauge numbers. A heavy-duty rack will weigh over 100kg. The other thing to look at is whether the frame is mainly welded together or bolted together, as cheaper models will be mainly held together with bolts rather than welding of joints as it’s cheaper to manufacture them this way. Still, it does compromise the strength and safety of the power rack.

NC Fitness Racks can be used to create the perfect home gym. With your rack, you can curl in it as much as you like without worrying about being judged by the squatters.

Check out the complete NC Fitness range online, ready for quick delivery across Australia. You are also welcome to come and experience the wide-ranging benefits of power racks by testing some out at our Melbourne showroom (please keep grunting to a minimum).

We also offer a 14 Day No-Questions-Asked money-back Guarantee, so need to worry if you end up being too light-weight, baby!

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

James Devlin 01/07/23

Bought a sled, turf and belt squat from NC Fitness. Service was great and build quality is good. The belt squat and sled were easy to assemble and the staff helped with loading it all into my vehicle. I will be buying more products from here in the future for sure 👍

Scott Comber 21/09/22

Bought some rubber mats and plates, prices were competitive and its nice to be able to rock up and just load into the back of your car.

Friendly staff.

Julian 06/09/22

NC Fitness
These are good quality bumper plates for the price and cope well for CrossFit style WODs where weights are constantly dropped.
NC Fitness also have excellent customer service nothing is too hard for them.

Tracey Pianta 27/03/22

NC Fitness
Best investment in a long time I have a lot of knots in my shoulders and I suffer from sciatic pain as well this has helped me so much. My friends have used mine and have ended up purchasing the ball as well. Best investment in a long time.

Gabe Athouse 11/12/21

Great quality stuff ordered skipping rope and a box jump and came quicker then expected. They also sent me some extra goodies which I was very happy with

Brett Nicholas 12/11/21

I've made 3 different purchases from NC Fitness, collecting one order in person, while shipping the other two orders. The quality of their products is fantastic, while their pricing is competitive. I have plenty of rogue fitness equipment too and the NC stuff is equal in build strength, quality and finish - though more affordable. I've brought dumb bells, plyo box, H-Series rig components etc. Their freight rates and shipping times are fair, given the weight of the products shipping. Keep up the great work team!

Aleksandra Gutowska 02/12/21

Amazing quality equipment and incredible customer service! I was on the hunt for a high quality belt squat machine and these guys delivered just that. Ordered and it was ready for pick-up a few days later. I ran into some hiccups with being able to pick it up, but the team at NC Fitness swooped to the rescue and delivered the parts free of charge. I could not recommend NC Fitness more! Thank you for helping me take my garage gym to the next level!!

Piga Charma 20/12/20

Really impressed with NC Fitness. Good Service and very reasonable prices. Products back in stock dates are genuine unlike other online retailers, who advertise false ETA and blame overseas shipping . I recently ordered some weight plates and a FID Bench. The quality is really good, exceeded my expectation.
Gym and Fitness (Force USA) on the other hand have doubled their prices to take advantage of this COVID Lock down.
Keep up the good work NC Fitness. Will highly recommend.

Lucy 11/10/21

Very efficient! I Ordered my weights on Tuesday arvo and received them Wednesday morning before 9. Thank you so much!

Samantha Beasly 12/09/21

I was after some dumbells as so many places were sold out and these guys offered such a big range at a great price! Plus they were despatched and delivered in under 2 x days! Absolutely great service and definitely will be ordering again! Thankyou guys!
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