Overview of THE RACK Workout Station
THE RACK Workout Station is an excellent all in one home gym that allows you to work out from the comfort of your own house. THE RACK Workout Station is small enough to carry around in your car and bring to a friend’s house if you wanted to get a good workout somewhere else, but also heavy enough to give you a great work out no matter what body part you’re targeting.
THE RACK Workout Station is made from 30 pounds of pure steel. It’s a small metal cage that you can use as a complete workout station no matter where you are. You can easily achieve a great workout within 15 to 30 minutes or faster depending on what body part you’re looking to target. It’s effective, fun, functional, easy to use, and can give you one of the best workouts you’ve ever had before.
If you’re looking to make working out fun and exciting again then THE RACK Workout Station might be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s going to give you a variety of different exercises that can help you sculpt whatever part of your body you want. I’ve never seen or experienced a home workout station that’s as versatile as THE RACK and lets your workout every body part with such a simple but effective design. Most every home workout gym available is going to cost upwards of $300+ but THE RACK Workout Station is conveniently priced at $159 making it one of the most affordable workout stations on the market today.
Pros and Cons of THE RACK Workout Station
- Use your own body weight as the primary resistance
- More than 20 different body-building and strengthening exercises for a variety of workouts
- Lets you add additional 5 lb weight to increase resistance and get an even more intense workout
- Low impact exercises on joints compared to typical weight training
- Can be used for any level of fitness you’re at
- Can move around very easily
- Made of 100% steel materials
- Excellent customer reviews
- Has a weight limit of only 250 lbs meaning bigger people can’t use it
- Won’t be able to build extremely large muscles
- Not suitable for very tall people (anyone over 6’6″ could have difficulties doing certain exercises)
- Can only do a certain limited amount of exercises using THE RACK Workout Station
Who is THE RACK Workout Station Suitable For?
This home workout station is suitable for anyone under 250 lbs that wants to either target a specific body part or their whole body. It’s great for any beginner that wants to work out every day and get in extreme shape and it’s also going to be excellent for people who are already fit as there are many advanced workouts you can do while using THE RACK Workout Station.
THE RACK Workout Station isn’t just great for people looking to build muscle, you can also get some serious cardiovascular workouts from this workout station. Since you mostly use your own body weight against you, you can always add additional steps to give you a seriously intense workout. Adding jumps between lunges or squats will give anyone the burn they’re looking for and can push your fitness to the next level. Even if you don’t work out that often, this workout station will be something that you can easily store and bring out whenever you do feel like working out. THE RACK Workout Station can give you the fast results you’re looking for if used properly every day.
What’s Unique and Special About THE RACK Workout Station?
THE RACK Workout Station is like having 10 different workout machines all packed into one portable unit. This versatile piece of equipment lets you target seven different body parts – your shoulders, back, triceps, biceps, legs, abs, and chest. Working out on THE RACK is extremely fun and enjoyable. It feels so intuitive when working out, something so basic but also extremely effective and functional.
Building muscle while using THE RACK Workout Station should come easy when following a proper nutrition guide. They use a technique called Zone Progression Training that combines basic exercises, compound sets, and supersets all done in a sequential manner. This technique will target your muscles harder and faster then when you use traditional workout methods because you’re isolating the muscle and doing a set of 8 – 12 reps and then resting for a short period of time and doing another 8 – 12 sets followed by doing a compound set and a superset. These will help you save time and give you a more intense workout.
No other home workout station was made like THE RACK. Its unique design lets you comfortable and seamlessly switch between different hand grips and exercises. It has plenty of ways for you to do advanced exercises when things get too easy to make it a one of a kind home workout station. You can tell that they really had the consumer in mind when making this versatile, portable, and foldable gym.
Who’s the Creator of THE RACK Workout Station?
Between the winter of 1995 and 1996 actor and athlete Travis Burrell (while on set for the movie Escape from LA) threw together a makeshift on-set gym from various different scraps of metal ranging from remnant sawhorses, walkway rails, and catering chairs. He later imagined a single unobtrusive exercise piece of equipment that he could carry from set to set. THE RACK Workout station was made the following year.
THE RACK was originally sold in sports equipment stores from 1998 to 2002 and began marketing, distribution, and manufacturing in 2007.
How it Works
THE RACK Workout Station works by letting you use your own body weight against you to work out. It has a steel metal cage that has three different positions that can be used to work out from. The standing position, the bench position, the flat position, and it can also be used as a free weight.
In the standing position, you can use THE RACK to do tricep dips to target the jiggly fat under your arms and sculpt it into rock solid muscle. You can also do scissor-kicks to get shredded abs as well as one-legged squats to build more definition in your legs from this position.
In the bench position, you can target your shoulder and arm muscles by doing elevated pushups. With multiple hand grips available you can be sure to target multiple different muscle groups by doing the same exercise in a different way. This position is also great for doing extreme pull-ups.
In the flat position, THE RACK Workout Station comes with wheels that let you do ab rollouts and lets you roll out to the side so you can target those hard to tackle love handles.
Using THE RACK Workout Station as a free weight will give you the ability to do bicep curls, lunges, squats, bent-over rows, upright rows, overhead presses, etc. These exercises (with tons of variations) are sure to give your body an intense workout no matter what level of fitness you’re at.
What You’ll Get
- Comes with a 30 lb Steel Frame (THE RACK)
- A Set of 6 DVDs Plus 2 Bonus DVDs
- Nutrition Guide
- Owners Manual
Also has optional accessories that can be purchased additionally to THE RACK Workout Station such as a set of 2 five pound weights and a cushioned seat pad.
When I first saw THE RACK Workout Station I honestly thought it looked like a walker on steroids. It didn’t look aesthetically pleasing at all but when I started to play around with it and use it I found it to be everything I was looking for and more for an all in one home gym.
This little workout machine has to be the most cleverly designed piece of work out equipment I’ve ever come across in my entire life. It’s innovative, versatile, portable, and functional. It does everything you can want it to do when it comes to getting an intense workout in and it allows you to do beginner, intermediate, or advanced exercises.
Getting a good full body workout used to be hard. Going to the gym every day and tinkering with all the different settings every time I moved to another machine just to get everything in the perfect place so I could work out would be extremely irritating but it was also necessary to do. When I got THE RACK Workout Station I started saving a lot of time and money by dropping my gym membership and I could focus only on working out (no more tinkering with settings on workout machines).
If you’re someone who’s serious about working out and you want to save a lot of time and money, I would highly recommend THE RACK. It’s going to give you everything you need and nothing you don’t. It’s meant for both beginners and advanced trainers alike and you can quickly get in intense workouts if you’re serious about it.