Power Rack Dimensions: 23 Models Compared

A power rack is a piece of weightlifting equipment that you can’t miss out on if you want to use barbels. These squat cages are large pieces of equipment though. How much space do they take up exactly? I’ve compiled a list of many popular racks so you can find out how much space you need.

The average dimensions of a power rack are;

  • Width: 49.9″ (126.75 cm)
  • Depth: 46.9″ (119.1 cm)
  • Height: 87.6″ (222.5 cm)

The average outside dimensions of a power rack for a home gym are 49.9” (W), 46.9” (D), and 87.6” (H) (126.75 x 119.1 x 222.5 cm).  To use a power rack to its full potential, keep 3’ free on each side and 4.5’’ in front. Having 16” of headroom above the pull-up bar allows for full range pull-ups.

Below you can find a list of power rack dimensions, and some observations on the averages and size ranges. The footprint of a power rack isn’t the only space you need to properly use a squat cage. You’ll need some free space around the rack which we’ll get into as well.

Power Rack Dimensions List

Here are the dimensions of many popular power racks. These are simple racks with four upright posts for a home gym. For commercial gyms, there are bigger ones available but for in a home gym, those are often too big and unnecessary.

BrandModelHeight (in)Width (in)Depth (in)
Titan FitnessT-2 Short71.55848
Titan FitnessT-2834848
Titan FitnessT-3 Short82.2553.2544.75
Titan FitnessT-391.1253.2544.75
Titan FitnessX3 Short824850
Titan FitnessX3924850
RogueR-3 Shorty845334
RogueR-3 Standard905334
RogueRM-4 Short904949
RogueRM-4 Medium1004949
RogueRM-4 Tall1104949
REP FitnessPR-4000 Short8050.829,9-49,9
REP FitnessPR-4000 Tall9350.829,9-49,10
Fitness Reality810XLT834650
HulkFitPro Series Cage854447
Cap BarbellPower Cage 6’7243.647.5
Cap BarbellPower Cage 7’8443.647.5
Signature FitnessSF-383.551.238.8
TechnogymOlympic Rack975166
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Squat Cage Dimension Observations

Here are some quick observations you can make from this list.

  • Height Variation: The height of power racks in the provided chart varies significantly, ranging from as low as 71.5 inches (e.g., Titan Fitness T-2 Short) to as high as 110 inches (e.g., Rogue RM-4 Tall). This wide range allows users to choose racks that best fit their available ceiling space.
  • Standard and Short Versions: Several brands offer both standard and short versions of their power racks. For instance, Rogue has the R-3 Standard and R-3 Shorty, providing options for users with different ceiling heights.
  • Width Differences: The width of power racks also varies, with some narrower models like the Fitness Reality 810XLT (46 inches) and wider options such as the Rogue RML-490C (53 inches). Wider racks may provide more space for exercises but require more space. The outside dimensions can be impacted by the size of the ‘feet’.
  • Depth Variation: The depth of the racks fluctuates considerably, ranging from around 30 inches for models like the REP Fitness PR-4000 Short to 66 inches for the Technogym Olympic Rack. The depth is an essential consideration for users with limited workout space.
  • Customization: Some racks, like the REP Fitness PR-4000 Short, come with adjustable depth options, allowing users to customize the rack according to their workout needs and available space.
  • Short vs. Tall: Short power racks like the Titan Fitness T-2 Short and Cap Barbell Power Cage 6’ are suitable for low-ceiling environments like basements, while taller options like the Rogue RM-4 Tall are ideal for spaces with higher ceilings.

How Wide Is a Power Rack?

The width of a typical power rack, including the stabilizer feet or tabs that are bolted to the floor, averages around 49.9 inches (126.75 cm).

However, the outside width of the upright posts, which can vary slightly depending on the model, is slightly narrower than this total width. In most cases, the width between the outsides of both upright posts is generally 49 inches or less. This width limitation is designed to accommodate full-length barbells, which typically have 51.5 inches of shaft length between the collars that need to fit securely on the rack.

The upright posts themselves come in two common widths, either 2 inches or 3 inches, depending on the specific model. Consequently, the opening or space between the upright posts usually falls within the range of 42 inches to 45 inches wide, although there may be some exceptions with narrower dimensions.

In summary, the width of a power rack is a critical consideration when setting up a home gym, as it determines the available space for exercises and ensures that standard-sized barbells can fit securely within the rack.

Average Power Cage Depths

The total outside depth of an average power rack typically measures around 46.9 inches (119.1 cm).

It’s important to note that this measurement includes the additional space taken up by braces and stabilizing feet. While the upright posts inside the rack are typically a bit closer together, the total outside depth is the key factor to consider when determining the floor space required for your home gym setup.

Within the rack itself, meaning the space between the front and back upright posts, the depth typically ranges from 24 inches to 36 inches. However, it’s worth noting that there can be variations and exceptions to these dimensions, so it’s essential to check the specific measurements of the power rack you’re interested in to ensure it suits your workout space and equipment needs.

Some power racks have different options for inside depth. Titan and REP are some examples of brands that make racks where you can choose the same racks with different depths.

How Tall is a Squat Cage?

Power racks come in a diverse range of heights to accommodate various workout spaces.

On average, power racks are around 87.6″ tall (222.5 cm). However, this measurement can vary significantly, with power racks available in heights ranging from 71.5 inches to 110 inches (180 to 279.4 cm).

When considering the height of a power rack, it’s crucial to ensure it fits comfortably within your room’s ceiling clearance. Simultaneously, you’ll want to factor in the headroom above the pull-up bar, as this determines whether you can perform pull-ups without the risk of hitting your head. Since the pull-up bar is positioned at the top, front section of the rack, prioritizing a power rack tall enough to prevent head contact with the bar becomes more important, particularly if you have low ceilings.

How Much Space Do You Need For a Power Rack?

Here’s a quick summary of how much space you need around your power cage to be able to use it properly. If you want more information, click this link, which will lead you to an in-depth article about the space requirements of a power rack.

  • Behind: You don’t necessarily need any space behind a rack. As long as nothing rubs on the wall and you can hang the weight plates on the pegs, you’re good. Without plates, 1″ is plenty. For storing weight plates on the rear uprights, you’ll need about 10″ of space.
  • Sides: The barbell needs enough space. A standard barbell is about 7’2 long. You’ll also need some space to load and unload the weight plates. A total width of about 9 feet is enough.
  • In Front: You’ll need space to get to the rack and enough to lay down on the bench for the bench press. About 4-5 feet is enough.
  • Above: If you don’t want to do pull-ups, you just need enough headroom to not make the rack rub on the ceiling. For pull-ups to your chin, you need 1′ of headroom above the bar. For pull-ups to the sternum, 1.5′ is better.


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