The best value rack on the market. Perfect for training studios, home gyms, die hards and amateurs. The B.o.S. light commercial Power rack features a plethora of accessories to bring your home training to the next level.
The rack includes one pair of sandwich J-cups, one pair of roller J-cups, one pair of spotter straps, 4 band pegs, multi-grip pull up bar, and concrete anchors.
“Great rack, love the pull up bar on it especially. Quality equipment, sturdy and affordable.” -Richard C.
Dollar for Dollar the Best Power Rack You Can Buy.
The best value light commercial rack on the market. Perfect for training studios, home gyms, die hards and amateurs. The B.o.S. Light Commercial Power rack 5.1 is our newest model, personally designed by owner Kaevon Khoozani. The 5.1 includes minor updates from the 5.0 which had several industry leading upgrades that’ll be sure to make your training enjoyable, safe and full of gains.
Includes a pair of roller and sandwich jcups, spotter straps, 4 band pegs and concrete anchors.
Multi-Grip fat/skinny Chin Up Bar.
Assembled Dimensions 62.5 L x 49 W x 84.5 H inches 200lbs. Lat attachment adds 12 inches to L and 2 1/4 inches to H. Cable cross attachment adds 26 inches to L and 40 to W.
Warranty: Lifetime on structural welds and frame.
Extra close 5/8” holes with 1″spacing through the bench & pull zone, 2” spacing above and below with laser cut numbering.
Black powder coat Paint.
Sandwich jcups warrantied static weight capacity is 880lbs, spotter straps 880lbs dropped. Roller jcups warrantied weight capacity is 600lbs.
2.3 x 2.3″ 12 gauge/60 x 60 mm 2.6mm tubing.
Shipping Box Dimensions inches and lbs
Features and benefits
Fat/skinny multi-grip pull up bar
By having 1 half of the pull-up bar extra fat at 2 inches and the other standard 1.25″ size, it creates an additional dynamic to your training without taking up additional space. The multiple grips allow you to target a variety of muscles in your back.
Band Resistance and Narrow Pin holes
With the Light Commercial Power Rack, you have the added benefit of adjustable band pegs on the top and bottom of the rack. This allows you to attach strength bands to your bar and create a variable plane of resistance to help bust through training plateaus. For more training ideas check out coach Poliquin’s site. Now on the 5.1 there is the added benefit of superior hole spacing, with 1” spacing through the bench and pull zone, and 2” spacing above and below allowing for precision when selecting your bar height.
Pair of Nylon Roller J-Cups & Sandwich J-Cups
Roller j-cups allow you to safely and easily position your barbell exactly where you need before you start your lift. This is an excellent feature, as repositioning your bar while already down for a bench can cumbersome and even leaves you in an injury prone position.
The nylon sandwich jcups offer full barbell protection and a whopping 880lb weight capacity.
Being a flat foot rack means not having to bolt to the floor (although this rack can be bolted to the floor), while also having a larger contact surface area making the rack sturdier for racking and unracking your bar.
For the 5.1 we moved the curved bracket at the back to be on the floor, to create even more contact on the floor.
Laser cut numbers and holes
Trying to line up your j-cups/spotter straps even can be a real pain. But with our laser numbers every 5 holes, it makes adjustments a lot easier.
Safety Spotter Straps
We source our straps from an actual tow strap factory and they’re rated to 4,400lbs weight capacity, these straps will save your bar when doing hang cleans/pin pulls/lockout presses and are the next step up in safety. By setting the straps higher on the benching end, it creates a safe spot to dump on the bench, without interfering with your range of motion.
Straps are also ideal for those training in sound sensitive gyms. Never wake up your kids or neighbours again when you miss a squat, as the safety straps are super stealth. Our latest upgrade features an easy adjust system for quick height changes. The latest model the straps are white, as displayed in the main image.
A Summary of What a Power Rack is and Why One is Essential in Your Gym.
A power rack, also known as a power cage, or squat rack, allows you to efficiently and safely perform a number of barbell exercises. Our power racks have adjustable j-hooks that allow you to set the height of the bar, for example, setting them to a squat height or bench height, and safety catches that prevent the weight from going beyond a certain point. Here is a breakdown of the major benefits realized from using the light commercial power rack.
No Need for a Spotter
If you train alone, it’s imperative that you do so safely. When exercising there should never be any hesitation in dumping a loaded bar. Your safety is the number one priority. The safety catches allow you to do this, saving your health, and preventing any serious damage to your floor.
Target a Specific Range of Motion
Since you can adjust the safety bars to any height, power racks give you the ability to precisely train any part of your lift. For instance, if you want to work on the top part of your deadlift pull, you can set the straps to a specific height.
Safety doesn’t just keep you from getting hurt; it creates the peace of mind that comes from that. That is, you can add that extra weight to the bar or attempt to push through one more rep because you don’t need to worry about getting pinned under the barbell.
Wide Range of Exercises
Bench, squat and chin ups are the main exercises you can do, and by adding the optional cable attachment you can do triceps press downs, lat pulldowns, seated rows and more.
Someone I know had some BOS equipment including the light commercial rack short version. So I got my own as my basement ceiling is low. It’s a quality product. Solid as a rock. I’m not a handy person or putting it together would have been easier but I managed to get it done. Lots of room in the rack depth and width wise. If you’re taller, you are going to bump your head on the pull-up bar while you get used to it being there. Just a trade off you’ll have to live with for the shorter height. Bit of a mix up on the shipping but the customer service was responsive and got it sorted out quickly.
Overall I am a fan of this rack.
Thank you for taking the time to review our light commercial rack and for the 5 star review. We are also so happy to hear our customer service was to your satisfaction and we hope to serve you again soon!
Yours in strength,
Marcus & the BoS team
My Fitness Goal Is:Strength and cardio
Sturdy, good looking rack at excellent value
- Sturdy, even without bolting down
- Black cage with orange safety straps looks amazing
- Lots of space inside rack
- For the price, you get a lot of premium features and items. Safety straps, 1" spacing, included band pegs, 2 sets of j-cups, etc.
- Angled pull-up grip is really nice. Other options are a nice bonus, though the neutral grip is way too wide.
- No padding on roller j-cups to protect barbell
- Sandwich j-cups fit to the rack too loosely. The roller j-cups and safety straps don't have this problem, but there's too much play with the sandwich j-cups. It moves around too much when in use, so I added cardboard spacers to help with this. It's a bit disappointing that this is necessary.
- Neutral grip pull-up bars are too far apart. But the angled ones are still nice and I understand you can't have them both at the optimal width.
- The 2.3" sizing means you can only buy BoS accessories for most things, but I knew this going into the purchase and I don't feel that anything is really missing from their lineup. I got the landmine, plate pegs, and dip bar attachments with my initial purchase.
- Sloppy quality control: The Bells of Steel logo on the top is crooked. Obviously this doesn't impact functionality, but it bothers me way more than it probably should.
Many of the cons are things that are as-advertised and I knew about going into the purchase, so I don't really count them against it in my rating. But I think the quality issues are what prevent me from giving a 5-star review here. It's a great looking rack, but every time I look at it I'm reminded of the crooked logo.
Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase and I think it was the right choice for me. I would recommend this rack to anyone looking for something anywhere close to this price range. Cheaper racks are unlikely to offer the stability and features of this one. A more expensive rack would offer thicker steel and standard 3" sizing, but this would be overkill for my purposes. The value offered by this rack is hard to beat.
Thank you so much for the in depth review of our light commercial rack. We are so happy that overall you have had a positive experience .
We can certainly understand the annoyance of QC and having our logo be crooked. We will also take note of some of your suggestions. Thanks again and all the best !
Marcus & the BoS team
My Fitness Goal Is:Overall fitness
This rack is solid and a great addition to my home gym. I like that the lower cross member is bowed to the rear as that ensures it's not in the way when I'm setting up for squats inside the cage. I also bought some of the plate holders to help tidy up my floor and they're fantastic as well. If you're a lifter seeking to set fitness world records, you might want to step up to a different rack but for the vast majority you'll not need anything more than this rack. I'm very satisfied!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Light commercial rack. We are so happy that it fits your needs , and is easy when it comes time to squat. We agree, this is a great option for a majority of lifters out there.
Marcus and the BoS team
My Fitness Goal Is:Bodybuilding and strength
Best rack I've ever used
First off putting this thing together was not difficult in any way. Packaging was perfect and organized. Took maybe an hour to put it together with nothing more than the blown up directions. Did my first workout last night with and I have to say this is a monstrous upgrade to my fitness gear half rack. The rack is solid and doesn't move after I have gotten the crossover attatchment I plan on bolting it to the floor. Everything about it is perfect.
Thanks for the 5 Star Review Rostan!
Great to hear that you are happy with your new light commercial rack! It's a fantastic option if you are looking to get a commercial-quality rack without breaking the bank.
Brandon and the B.o.S. Team
My Fitness Goal Is:Powerlifting
Spoiled and safe with this rack
The quality of the rack for the price is outstanding and its pretty enough to live in my living room. I have failed squats and presses in this rack safely enough to keep challe ging myself to grow. All of the atachments I have purchased have added value and function to my workouts.