I wanted to upgrade my older home gym power rack that I’ve had for over ten years.
The two main ones I was interested in replacing it with were the Rep Fitness PR-4000 or PR-5000.
I eventually decided on the PR-4000 as it worked best in the training space for myself and my clients as well.
So today here is my Rep Fitness
Table Of Contents
- 1 Rep Fitness PR-4000 Specs
- 2 Rep Fitness PR-4000 Accessories
- 3 PR-4000 vs. Rogue Monster Lite Rack
- 4 REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack vs. PR-5000
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions
- 6 Conclusion
Rep Fitness PR-4000 Specs
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Meaning it can handle any weight thrown at it other than powerlifters squatting over 1,000 lbs.
It also has a 1″ westside hole spacing through the bench zone as well as 5/8″ holes.
You also have a couple of different options for uprights and cross members, depending on what configuration you’re looking for.
The uprights have a choice between 80″ and 93″. I went with 80″ as I lift in my garage gym and appreciated the extra space.
You can also choose between 4 and 6 post racks in a bunch of cross-member sizes. They have 24″, 30″, and 41″ available for whatever size footprint you’re looking for.
I went with the 41″ as it allows me the full space necessary to bench press and squat inside my squat rack.
You can also pick 24″ cross members inside and use Spotter arms outside the rack instead.
It’s cheaper than a standard 6-post and will still allow you to add weight storage attachments as well as the pull-down/cable row attachments.
I went with a 6 post PR-4000 with the 41″ crossmembers as well as the 80″ uprights for my needs.
This gives me enough space above the squat rack to not bang into my garage door while also being wide enough to accommodate multiple lifters.
As you can see, just the base specs on this power rack make it an awesome investment as it’s an extremely versatile rack.
Do you need a power rack similar to mine for your home gym? Check out my guide here to find out!
Rep Fitness PR-4000 Accessories
One of my favorite things about REP Fitness is all of the accessories they can offer at a solid price point.
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Here are all of the accessories you can get for the PR-4000!
- Pull-up Bars
- 2″ Standard Pull-Up Bar
- Multi-Grip Pull-Up Bar
- Globe Front Mount Pull-Up Bar
- Pin-Pipe Safeties
- Flip-Down Safeties
- Strap Safeties
- Flat Sandwich
- Round Sandwich
- Spotter Arms
- Front Foot Extension
- Dip Attachment
- Landmine Attachment
- Weight Horns – 6″ & 12″
- Band Pegs
- Leg Roller Attachment
- Iso Arms
- Lat Pulldown/Cable Row Attachment
- Belt Squat
For my own case, I started with the basic 6 post rack, multi-grip pull-up bar, strap safeties, flat sandwich j-cups, and a pair of weight horns.
I’m in the process of adding the iso arms and pulldowns as it will expand my training options tremendously.
REP Fitness does a good job of making sure each squat rack has a ton of attachment compatibility, and I’m sure that will continue in the coming years!
Introducing the PR-4000 Uprights - the perfect addition to your power rack setup. Each box contains 2 uprights, allowing you to create a standard 4 post rack with 2 boxes or a 6-post rack with 3 boxes. The package includes all the necessary hardware, including 4 anchor bolts for securely anchoring your rack to the ground. Enhance your training experience with the PR-4000 Uprights today!
The uprights offered with the Rep Fitness
As of now, they also offer these in a couple of different colors. Ranging from Matte Black and Metallic Black to Red and Blue.
As you can see from the pictures, I went with the red uprights, and it looks pretty sleek, in my opinion!
These uprights come in boxes of 2, so you’ll need to select 2 for a 4-post rack and 3 for a 6-post rack.
They also include 4 concrete anchors if you want to anchor your power rack to the ground. I don’t think you need to, though, unless you plan on getting the iso arms.
It’s heavy enough by itself to stay put, which is awesome!
These uprights also have 5/8″ hardware which is still really overbuilt compared to other power racks on the market, so don’t worry.
The PR 4000 Power Rack is definitely a tank and isn’t going to fail you anytime soon.
Introducing the PR-4000 Crossmembers - the essential components for your PR-4000 Power Rack. Each box contains 4 crossmembers, allowing you to create a standard 4-post rack with 1 box or a 6-post rack with 2 boxes. The package includes all the necessary hardware, including (16) M16x110 bolt/washer/nut set-ups, to securely connect the crossmembers to your uprights. Enhance the stability and functionality of your power rack with the PR-4000 Crossmembers today!
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You can get them in 16″, 24″, 30″, and 41″ sizes which allow for various configurations depending on the footprint of your garage gym.
These crossmembers come in matte black, metallic black, blue, orange, green, and red.
Just like the uprights, they also have 5/8″ hardware, so your power rack is going to be much more sturdy than lesser power racks.
Also, as you can tell, there are many different ways you can set up your Rep Fitness PR-4000 for your specific needs.
Different crossmember sizes and color options allow you to configure your rack however you like.
These kinds of features are part of why I recommend this power rack and REP Fitness so much in general.
There are a few different pull-up bars you can get with the Rep Fitness PR-4000. The two cheapest ones are the 1.25″ and 2″ versions.
This is great if you just want to do standard pull-ups and chin-ups without spending too much.
The next option is their Multi-Grip Pull-up Bar which is the one that I went with!
This one is definitely the best bang for your buck, in my opinion. It has two neutral grip positions, a set of angled grips, as well as standard and fat grips.
This pretty much covers all of your bases when it comes to the majority of pull-up variations, so I highly recommend it if you’re big on pull-ups in general!
The final options they have are a front-mounted and side-mounted globe pull-up bar.
These are very similar to the multi-grip pull-up grips, but the main difference is they have what is known as globe grips.
They are much more difficult to hold onto, so they work awesome for building your grip strength.
You have a couple of different options when it comes to the safeties you choose.
The cheapest you can get is the standard pin and pipe safeties. However, I’m not a huge fan of them as I want my barbells to stay in the best condition possible.
However, from the reviews that I’ve read, while the pipe does get banged up, your barbell shouldn’t get beat up as well.
You can get these in 24″, 30″, and 41″ sizes to fit whatever size rack you decide to build.
The next option that I’m a huge fan of is the Rep Fitness PR-4000 Strap Safeties. These strap safeties are constructed of reinforced nylon and will not break under any circumstances.
Also, because they’re straps instead of solid steel, you don’t have to worry about your barbell being damaged if you miss a lift!
That’s the best part and that’s exactly why I recommend these out of all the safeties that REP Fitness offers.
The final and most expensive option is the Rep Fitness PR-4000 Flip-Down Safeties.
These flip down safeties are much higher quality than standard steel safeties from lower-quality power racks.
They also have UHMW plastic on top, which stands for Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.
This plastic offers high abrasion, wear, and impact resistance while being very lightweight. Thus, making it much easier to protect your barbell on failed reps.
These Flip-Down Safeties also have 1″ numbered holes, so you can use them with a ton of accessories at any height you choose.
You can even attach these to your iso arms to do leg presses and hack squats as well.
I must say, it’s pretty crazy what you can do with a proper power rack in a home gym these days.
The Rep Fitness PR-4000 has a few different J-cup options as well. However, the standard J-cups that Rep Fitness sells are incredible for the price!
These J-cups are much easier to unrack and rack your barbell from what I’ve found after using both.
They also have an entire block of UHMW plastic that protects your barbell and adds a ton of stability to your J-cups as well.
On top of that, they have the Rep Fitness laser engraved logo on the side, which looks incredible.
The final choice that Rep Fitness offers are the round sandwich j-cups. Just like the name sounds, these are rounded, so when you rack and unrack the weight, the bar only has one place to go.
This is awesome as most of them allow the bar a little room to roll, which isn’t always super secure.
So if you’re worried about the bar rolling off and onto your face during the bench press or even off your back while you’re trying to squat, these rounded cups ensure your bar will stay secure.
They look almost identical to the sandwich J-cups and are only slightly more expensive.
This is definitely a good option, and I recommend them if you want the security they can afford.
The dip attachment for the Rep Fitness PR-4000 is bolted together and can be attached inside or outside the rack.
The angle of the handles also allows you to work closer and wider to bias different parts of your musculature.
There is a little bit of wiggle in it while attached to the rack, but it isn’t too bad at all.
Weight Storage – 6″ and 12″
Introducing the PR-4000 Weight Horns - the perfect accessory for your PR-4000 Power Rack. These bolt-on weight horns are chrome-coated for durability and style. Each pair of weight horns is available in two sizes: 6" or 12". Easily store and organize your weights with these convenient weight horns. Enhance your PR-4000 Power Rack with the PR-4000 Weight Horns today!
The Rep Fitness PR-4000 has awesome weight storage options in the form of 6″ as well as 12″ horns.
I went with the full set to attach 3 of the 12″ and 3 of the 6″ versions to the rack.
With the setup I went with, you can use the smaller horns for 2.5s and 5 lb plates. Meanwhile, the longer horns work awesome for any plate larger than that.
Getting your weight off of a standard weight tree and onto your rack has been awesome!
It saves space in my garage and also adds stability to the already sturdy PR-4000.
Leg Roller attachments for the PR-4000 have many functionalities depending on what you need them for.
The main and most obvious one allows you to brace properly while doing pulldown variations. In addition, setting them at knee height while seated will prevent you from moving during heavy back work.
Another way you can use them is with split squats, as it’ll be much more comfortable than placing your back foot on a bench.
I’ve also seen these used for Back Extensions inside your rack, handles for Hack squats, and many more!
Lat Pulldown/Cable Row Attachment
Another important piece of gym equipment I think everybody needs is a Lat Pulldown/Cable Row attachment.
This attachment from Rep Fitness attaches directly to the back of the rack, is plate loaded, and even comes with a rear base stabilizer included.
The weight limit is 350 lbs which should be enough for most people when it comes to cable exercises.
Some say that it isn’t as smooth as pulldown machines in a commercial gym, but a little silicone spray on the guide rods is all it needs.
If you want to invest in something even better though, I highly recommend a functional trainer as they allow for a ton of variety in a small space.
The REP Belt Squat is more versatile than any other belt squat unit on the market today and comes at an unbeatable price point. It can be moved within your power rack to perform dozens of exercises such as belt squats, hip thrusts, rack pulls, pull-ups, rows, deadlifts, dips, bulgarian split squats, calf raises, and many more.
The Belt Squat attachment for the Rep Fitness PR-4000 allows you to do, yep, you guessed it, Belt Squats!
This is a great option if you have issues squatting with a barbell and still want to squat pain-free.
It’s constructed of heavy-duty 11-gauge steel. However, it’s really easy to set up and disassemble when not in use.
You can do a ton of different exercises using this
- Hip Thrusts
- Rack Pulls
- Split Squats
- Calf Raises
- Belt Squats, obviously
Some have issues hitting depth even if you set up the chain correctly. If this happens to you, it’s pretty easy, just put some plates down and raise yourself up to your desired height.
PR-4000 vs. Rogue Monster Lite Rack
There’s an entire rack collection from Rogue Fitness that is commonly compared to the REP Fitness PR 4000 Power Rack.
The Rogue Monster Lite Series and all Rogue racks are definitely top-of-the-line compared to the rest of the industry.
They range in price from around $815-$1200 depending on what type of rack you’re looking for.
This is the combined pricing for their power racks, pull-up bars, monster lite j-cups, pin/pipe safeties, and band pegs.
This is already a solid deal and definitely worth the investment as Rogue Fitness is the best at what they do. Their stuff lasts forever, and they’ve proven themselves time and time again.
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So they’re very similar in prices starting out.
To get something closer in price to the top monster lite series, you’ll have to add accessories and other add-ons to even it out.
You need to add a dip attachment, Front Front Extension, an upgraded J-cup set, safeties, and a pull-up bar for the same price as the most expensive monster lite rack.
I think from the numbers, the PR-4000 is absolutely a better value as you can build it specifically for your needs. While Rogue Monster lite racks are only available as is.
Sure, you can upgrade and get different accessories from Rogue, but the ability to go from a 4-post to a 6-post rack or even just build a half rack to your specifications is fantastic!
As for the build quality, Rogue is known for its incredible quality more than anything. When people talk about Rogue Fitness, it’s always about the quality they bring to the table.
Their Monster Lite racks are no exception. REP Fitness has high-quality garage gym equipment, but it’s right behind Rogue, which is totally fine!
No matter which racks you choose, though, you can’t go wrong with the Rep Fitness PR-4000 or any of Rogues Monster Lite racks.
PR-4000 Power Rack vs. PR-5000
This is another comparison that’s been brought up quite often, the PR-4000 vs. the PR-5000. Both are obviously made by Rep Fitness and have pretty much all the same accessories, crossmember, and upright options.
The main difference will be the cost, which ranges from around $230-$620 between them depending on whether you get the base model or load it up with accessories.
So what’s different about them other than the price?
While both racks are made of the same 3×3″ steel, the PR-4000 has 5/8″ hardware and is numbered every 5th hole. The PR-5000 uses much sturdier 1″ hardware and is numbered in every hole.
Laser cutting every single hole on the uprights and crossmembers is costly but will ultimately be super convenient for setting up your safeties and other accessories.
Plus, the 1″ hardware is definitely going to make the PR-5000 much more sturdy and stable compared to the PR-4000.
The PR-5000 doesn’t have the 24″ crossmember option, however, so if you need something smaller for your home gym, the PR-4000 is superior in this regard.
The hole spacing is also slightly different on the PR-5000; instead of the 2″ spacing throughout and the 1″ westside hole spacing through the bench zone, it only has 2″ hole spacing.
However, Rep Fitness offers a special accessory called the V2 Lowered J-Cups. This allows you to turn that 2″ hole spacing into 1″ hole spacing wherever you need it on the rack! Pretty smart solution for sure!
The final main difference is the overall appearance of these two racks. The PR-5000 obviously has bigger hardware, and every hole is numbered. It also has a larger nameplate which looks premium for sure.
The main thing, though, is that it attaches to the uprights as a support, making the rack even more rigid overall.
Depending on what you need for your home gym, both of these racks are seriously impressive. No matter what you go with, you’re going to get a high-quality rack that can handle any and all weights that you throw at them.
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