The StrongArm Combo Rack!
Our popular heavy duty bench has been modified to include an easily removable bench so that you can now do squats with it also, just like on the (much) more expensive ER rack that we sell, and Eleiko racks seen in IPF World meets.
A meticulously designed all-inclusive competition grade bench press and squat rack.
Like to lift heavy? Of course you do. This is the rack you need, the rack that can handle any weight, and keep you safe. With band pegs, adjustable safety catchers, adjustable bar height and a spotter platform. Meets IPF legal dimensions.
Here’s some reason’s why you should have this rack in your gym:
1. Adjustment Levers
Everyone is different, body size, arm length, hand positions all vary. The chances of two lifters working out together needing the bar at exactly the same height is remote. Now you can adjust it in seconds, without needing to lift the weight directly, let a lever handle do the hard part.
2. Simulate the Competition feel
Simulate the feel of meet day with a rack that feels the same as the ER or Eleiko that you will use in the contest. All the proper dimensions as a contest rack.
3. Save Space
Space is always at a premium in home gyms, even in most commercial gyms. Similar to a cage rack, one rack that allows you to squat and bench in the same space is a good thing.
4. Band pegs.
Band resistance has become an absolute essential when training the big three and many squat racks have been designed to accommodate this style of training. Problem is most bench press designs are stuck in the stone age. Our bench has 2 adjustable pegs on each side allowing you to attach bands to create a variable tension.
5. Nylon Rollers
To protect that expensive new bar you are using. Don't have a bar yet? Try one of ours.
6. It has a powerful design.
The rack handles up to 1,000lbs, enough to accommodate even the top lifters in the world. The adjustable safety catches and spotter platform ensures the safety of the user. It also meets IPF competition specs, which means you’ll be ready for your meet.(meant for use while benching only, always use spotters for squatting)
Customers for our ER brand racks often ask if they can use the safety bars for squatting. This is NOT recommended, the rack WILL flip over towards you if a heavy weight rolls to the out end of the safeties. The StrongArm rack has TWO solutions to this: 1) the base of the rack has holes to allow it to be bolted to the floor and 2) the plate storage pins at the front can be loaded up as counter-balance. Both methods will prevent rollover but we recommend bolting it down if possible.
8. Racks IN!
While the rack itself does not tilt to the IN position, an attachment has been developed that will allow this. Read about it on this page.
"How is it different than an actual ER/Eleiko/Bull rack?" We get this question a lot. The StrongArm Combo rack is not meant to be a copy of those great products, the steel is not as heavy, the construction is not as "craftsman" precise, but we stand behind this product completely, and for 99% of those that buy one, you will not regret the decision. Just don't buy it expecting something identical to a product that costs 4 or 5 times the price.
Ships to most Canadian locations for $160.
Price of this rack in the USA is $1095 USD, including all shipping charges. Please visit our US site at strongarmsport.us to buy a combo rack. US orders ship from our Indiana warehouse.
Specs MM Inches
Total width: 1225mm / 48.23 inches
Pad Thickness: 70mm / 2.76 inches
Pad Width: 300mm / 11.81 inches
Height to top of pad: 42cm/16.5 inches (IPF spec is 42-45 cm)
Total Length: 1600mm / 62.99 inches
Adjustable Height: 900 - 1,250mm / 35.4 - 49.21 inches
Weight Capacity: 500kg / 1,100lbs
Weight: 75kg / 165lbs
Tubing: 80mm / 3.15 inches
All in all, this is great machine. I have yet to install my "in" attachments until I get them filed down (very sharp edges) but the machine itself is great and much sturdier than I actually anticipated. Would recommend to anyone who wants a competition grade combo in their homes.
What’s not to love, a competition feel at a price that won’t end in divorce.
Rack looks great and performs even better. The added plate storage is a huge bonus. I’m confident I’ll be excited to lift in this rack for many months and years to come.
Amazing quality rack! I love it! Solid build and simple construction make it even better than the expensive ones in my opininion.
Love it. Very heavy duty, feels very stable even with heavy weights. Fit and finish is very good and was very easy to put together. I love the bench pad, if you find yourself slipping a bit just chalk your back and that fixes that. The nylon rollers glide easily for you to center your bar properly. I purchased the racks in attachment, but have not attached them yet as I don't have barbell squats slotted in my training until the end of November and will leave a review for them after I've tried them out for a bit. Bottom lines is though if you need/want a heavy duty rack that gives you piece of mind with heavy weights and won't break the bank, buy it!! You won't regret it.
Ordered this combo rack along with some Pounder Plates during the lockdown, to slowly begin building my home gym. I wanted competition equipment, so a combo rack was the way to go. Compared to other major powerlifting equipment name brands, this combo rack had the best price for top-notch quality. It was very easy to assemble, there are not too many pieces to fit together. I enjoy the sliders at the top of the rack, which make it easy to slide the bar back and forth. The padding on the safeties is a nice touch - when I do pin press I don't get that metal clanging noise or unnecessary vibration of the bar. One problem I have with the rack is that I keep accidentally cutting my thighs on the metal edges of the safeties. They're sharp, so watch out! Another problem I have is with the bench, specifically the box that is used to secure the bench and that is also used for the spotter. The box isn't quite deep enough, and it makes it very difficult if not impossible to stand above the lifter to give them a liftoff or to spot heavy sets. I wonder if this could be modified - I would be very interested in a new and improved model of this box/step. Finally, Mike was absolutely superb throughout the entire process. He swiftly replied to my many emails, providing me with some useful information and answers. Overall I would recommend the StrongArm Combo Rack. :)