REP PR-1050 Short Power Rack
- Manufacturer: REP Fitness
- Rack Type: 4-Post Power Rack
- Tube Size: 2×2
- Hole Size: 1″
- Hole Spacing: 2″
- Height: 72″
- Footprint: 48″ Deep/58″ Wide (48″ on uprights)
- Interior Depth/Width: 26″/44″
- Weight: N/A
- Numbered Uprights: Every 5th Hole
- Color: Black
- Made In: Import
Read below to get a detailed look at the REP PR-1050 Short Power Rack including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
REP PR-1050 Short Power Rack
The REP PR-1050 Short Power Rack is a basic power rack designed for low-ceiling rooms. It’s ideally suited for beginner or recreational lifters, but with a 700lb capacity, it can also be used by advanced lifters on a budget. The rack is constructed with 2×2 steel and it offers 1″ holes.
The PR-1050 is the exact same rack as the PR-1000, with the only difference being height. This rack is 72″ tall, whereas the PR-1000 is 83″ tall.
Read more below.
Features & Highlights
- Steel Size – The PR-1050 is built using 2×2 steel and it’s assembled with a bolt-together design. This rack is rated to 700lb, which is plenty for most, but 2×2 does lag behind 2×3 and 3×3 in terms of capacity and attachment options.
- 4-Post Design – As a 4-post rack, you’ll save some space and money compared to a 6-post rack. With most 4-post racks, plate storage on the back uprights can be tricky. With the PR-1000, there are no side holes so plate storage isn’t possible unless you buy the optional weight storage add-on. With the standard setup, however, there are two vertical posts on the back of the base that can be used for plate storage. This not only helps organize your plates, but it creates stability in the rack.
- Hole/Hardware Sizing – This rack uses 1″ hardware, which is a common hole size. The rack will accommodate all of REP’s 1000-Series Attachments as well as some from other companies (read more in the compatibility section below).
- Hole Spacing – The PR-1050 utilizes 2″ hole spacing throughout the rack, which is a common hole spacing. This rack does not offer Westside hole spacing through the bench zone.
- Exterior Rack Dimensions – This rack is space-friendly with a total footprint of 58″ wide, 48″ deep, and 72″ tall. The majority of the rack is only 48″ wide, but the rear base extends 10″ further for structural stability and plate storage. In terms of the uprights themselves, the dimensions are 30″ deep and 48″ wide.
- Interior Rack Dimensions – The interior lifting area measures 26″ deep. While this is enough room to safely lift in, some users may find it to be too cramped.
- Safety Options – This rack includes chrome-coated pipe safeties that extend off the front of the rack to serve as extra J-cups if needed. It does not offer upgrade options like flip-down safeties or safety straps.
- No Color Options – One of the downsides to the PR-1050 is that it only comes in standard black powder coat. If you want something with color, you’ll need to look at the PR-1100 or upgrade to a higher-lever rack like the PR-4000 or PR-5000v2.
- Laser-Cut Numbers – The rack includes laser-cut numbering every 5th hole.
- Bolt-Down Not Required – With the PR-1050, you do not need to bolt it to the ground or to a platform given its rear support.
What’s Included in the Box
The PR-1050 includes several pieces as standard:
- (2) Standard J-Cups
- (2) Pipe Safeties
- (1) 2″ Diameter Pull-Up Bar
- (1) 1.25″ Diameter Pull-Up Bar
- (4) 69″ Uprights (72″ Total Height)
- (2) 26″ Crossmembers
- (1) Base including rear support with 2 storage posts
The PR-1050 Power Rack is constructed with 2×2 steel and 1″ hardware, which is compatible with REP’s 1000-Series Attachments.
Some attachments that I think are worthy of consideration include the Landmine, and the Dip Station. Keep in mind that the lat pulldown/low row attachment is not compatible with the PR-1050 as it is with the PR-1000 and PR-1100. If you want that functionality, you will need to consider those racks. Otherwise, the landmine opens up additional barbell movements and the dip station allows you to perform various-width dips using the safeties.
As for attachment compatibility outside of REP Fitness, one notable place to look is Titan Fitness.
What They’re Saying at REP Fitness
The REP PR-1050 Short Power Rack receives excellent feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.9/5, here are some of the things people have said at repfitness.com.
- “With gyms closed down due to the pandemic, I decided it was time to build my own garage gym. The only space I had was under the rails for the garage door, so I needed a short rack. This fits perfectly. It’s sturdy and stable but leaves enough room to do pull-ups (with knees bent) and not hit my head. For overhead presses I grabbed a spare pair of j hooks and do them outside the rack. I’m 5’8″ and the height is just about perfect for squats. If you’re 6′ or above it might present some challenges. Beyond that, I can’t say anything negative about this rack.”
- “My house has low ceilings, & I was afraid I wouldn’t find a rack I could fit in the basement, but this is perfect. I’ve squatted 425 lbs. on it with no question about sturdiness. I can set the j-cups & the safety bars right where I want them for bench press, seated OHP, squats, floor press, etc. Very easy to put together. Stock wrenches are provided, however using a socket wrench is going to get the job done much more quickly. I highly recommend this product.”
- “Took me about 90 min together, very easy. This fits perfectly in my basement and I could not be happier. Floor Press is now so easy and much safer, as well as any one rep max lift I do. It is seriously the best piece of equipment that I have bought over the last 5 years!“
- “Initially I was concerned about a finding a rack that would fit in my basement, which has 7 foot ceilings. I’m so glad I found this; its a solid rack at a good price that was easy to put together and is a perfect addition to the basement gym that I’m setting up. “
- “We purchased the REP PR-1050 Short Home Gym Power Rack for both me and my wife to use in addition to our primary rack (25 years old). Now, having used the REP rack for a few weeks, we are convinced we waited for the perfect piece of equipment. It takes up very little room, handles the weight we work with, and is easy to adjust when the kids want to train. We would highly recommend the REP PR-1050 Short Home Gym Power Rack to anyone who wants an affordable, sturdy, easy to assemble addition to their home gym!”
- “I’m 510” and live on a second floor apt. with 9 ceilings, including a ceiling fan. This rack is right under the fan. I can do pull ups and keep the fan on without worrying about being decapitated. I just have to bend my legs at the knee to avoid the ground.. I would honestly choose this rack over the taller ones even if space wasn’t an issue simply because it will fit anywhere. I was debating Rep Fitness or Titan and I’m glad I went with rep fitness.“
- “Not the greatest quality and it has a few scuffs here and there, but hey its a budget power rack and a great value. The shorter height is great for low ceilings.”
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