Rogue SM-1 Monster Squat Stand 2.0
- Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
- Rack Type: Squat Stand
- Tube Size: 3×3 11-Gauge Steel
- Hole Size: 1″
- Hole Spacing: 2″
- Height: 73″
- Footprint: 54″ Deep/50″ Wide (49″ Upright Width)
- Weight: N/A
- Numbered Uprights: Yes
- Color: Black
- Made In: USA
Read below to get a detailed look at the Rogue SM-1 Squat Stand including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Rogue SM-1 Squat Stand
The Rogue SM-1 Squat Stand is one of Rogue’s most popular squat stands. This is a well-spec’d stand with several nice features, including 3×3 uprights, 1″ hardware, and 2″ hole spacing.
This is the shortest squat stand of the Monster line, which means that it will not come with a pull-up bar. It’s capable of handling any other lifts, however, including squats, bench press, overhead press, etc…
If you’re looking for a heavy-duty squat stand with the best attachments and you don’t require a pull-up bar, this is one of the best options.
Read more below.
Features & Highlights
- Steel Size – The SM-1 Squat Stand from Rogue is a part of their Monster lineup. It’s constructed with 3×3 11-gauge steel and it’s assembled with a bolt-together design. 3×3 steel is popular for its strength, attachment compatibility, and its overall aesthetic.
- Flat Foot Design – One of the biggest benefits of a squat stand is that you don’t have to bolt it down because of the flat foot design. This U-shaped base keeps the rack secure to the floor. During heavy sets when re-racking your bar, you may find the rack will shift slightly. This is normal for a squat stand – the overall stability of the stand is very strong and safe.
- Rubber End Caps – The base of the SM-1 includes thick rubber end caps, which help to provide traction to the ground. During heavy sets when re-racking your bar on other squat stands, you may find the rack will shift slightly. While this is normal, and the stability/structure is still very safe, having these rubber end caps is a great feature to limit that movement.
- Hole/Hardware Sizing – This rack uses 1″ hardware, which is also increasing in popularity. 1″ hardware racks tend to get the best, most refined attachments. The rack will accommodate all of Rogue’s Monster Attachments/Accessories as well as some from other companies (read more in the compatibility section below).
- Hole Spacing – The SM-1 offers 2″ spacing throughout the uprights, which differs from the Monster Lite line, which includes Westside spacing through the bench zone. Also unlike on the Monster Lite line, the SM-3 includes just as many side holes as front/back holes. These side holes have a keyhole shape, which allows for greater versatility and attachment options.
- Exterior Rack Dimensions – This rack has a total width of 54″ and a total depth of 50″, which makes it larger than the S-Series and SML-Series. In terms of the actual uprights, they have an outside width of 49″, which is fairly common for 3×3 racks. One of the downsides, however, is you have less room between the uprights and the plates. This requires a more efficient walk-out/re-rack since there’s a greater risk of hitting the uprights with your plates. This is the shortest squat stand Rogue offers in the Monster line, measuring 73″ tall.
- Laser Cut Hole Numbers – The Monster line includes laser cut numbers on every hole, which is a great feature for easy adjustments on J-cups, safeties, etc… It’s also much more aesthetic than non-numbered uprights, in my opinion.
- Safety Options – This stand does not come with any safety options as standard. It is highly recommended that you purchase the safety spotter arms so that you can confidently lift on the rack. These spotter arms can also allow for rack pulls and other movements.
- No Color Options – The Rogue SM-1 is only available in Rogue’s black powder coat.
- Made in America – The SM-1 is made in Ohio.
What’s Included in the Box
The Rogue SM-1 Squat Stand includes several pieces as standard:
- (2) Monster Cups with UHMW Lining
- (1) 43″ Single 1.25″ Pull-Up Bar OR (1) 43″ Fat/Single Skinny Pull-Up Bar
- (1) Flat Foot Base
- (2) 108″ Uprights with Side Holes (total height of 111″)
Optionally, you can purchase a barbell, a bench, and some plates directly on the product page to create a complete package.
The Rogue SM-1 Squat Stand is constructed with 3×3 steel and 1″ hardware, which is compatible with Rogue’s Monster Attachments.
Here you can add additional accessories to your rack or you can upgrade the ones that come standard with the SM-1. In general, the Monster accessories are the best that Rogue offers.
Some attachments that I think are worthy of consideration include the Adjustable Monolift, the Sandwich J-Cups, the Socket Pull-Up Bar, and the Spotter Arms.
The monolift eliminates the squat walk-out and makes bench setup much easier, the sandwich cups are a big improvement over the standard J-cups, the socket pull-up bar is an enhancement, and the spotter arms are essential for safety.
As for attachment compatibility outside of Rogue Fitness, notable places to look are REP Fitness, Sorinex, Titan Fitness, Fray Fitness, Griffin Fitness, and Fringe Sport. Each of these companies offers attachments that will fit 3×3 and 1″ hardware (REP PR-5000, Various Sorinex, Titan Series, Fray Savage, Griffin GR3, Fringe 3×3). One thing to keep in mind is that imported racks use the metric system vs. the imperial system on USA-made racks (Rogue and Sorinex). This means that hole spacing will be slightly shorter. If you find an attachment that has two pins (or a single pin with a second hitch pin) then it may not fit properly. Single-pin attachments tend to work fine.
What They’re Saying at Rogue Fitness
The Rogue SM-1 Squat Stand receives very positive feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.8/5, here are some of the things people have said at roguefitness.com.
- “I really love my SM-1 Monster Squat Stand. I also purchased the spotter arms as well. This is a nice Heavy Duty unit that will last a lifetime. I love well made heavy duty American products. Also great for my situation as my gym is in my basement and I only have 7 foot ceilings so the height is perfect for my situation.”
- “I purchased the SM-1 stand with the bench. I have a host of equipment in my personal gym. This is the most solid stuff I’ve purchased yet. Very satisfied with not only the product but the personal service I received from the company. Extremely professional people working there.”
- “I was somewhat limited in the size of equipment I could use because of the lower ceiling in the basement where this is. But this is perfect for me. I’m 6’3 and on a back squat I’m near the top, but it works. This stand is like a rock. Solid, stable. It’s really the perfect foundational piece for my home gym. I strongly recommend the spotter arms, which are a separate item.”
- “My ceiling is a bit low in the basement and this fit no problem. I added the cross beam at the top to help stabilize it for the matador attachment and also the rogue attachment post for my pulley system. Great value and size to put pretty much anywhere.”
- “SOLID! Did I mention it was solid? Heavy duty, great fit and finish, inspires confidence when using – no wobbly uprights or instability! Spotter arms are super solid and heavy duty as well, a must if you lift heavy and alone! Numbered uprights and spacing is awesome.”
- “I decided to turn my basement into a gym, however I had low ceilings. I originally wanted a power rack but none would fit so when I found this squat rack I knew it would be the perfect fit for my basement. It is now the centrepiece of my home gym I love it! Thanks Rogue!”
- “The uprights shift more than I expected, but they hold the weight where it needs to be and that’s good enough for me.”
Garage Gym Lab Review
Garage Gym Lab has not yet reviewed the Rogue SM-1 Squat Stand.
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