The standard height for a power cage is around 7 feet tall, which is about 84″. If this is not tall enough for you, and you are wondering what the tallest power cages or tallest power racks are, then this article will help you. I did a lot of research on power cages and power racks to compile the tallest ones out there.
The main reasons to get a taller power cage would be so you can let your legs hang down while doing pull-ups, or to un-rack the bar in an overhead press position and do standing presses inside the cage. So these power cages will help you do that.
What is the tallest power cage?
|PRx Performance Fold-In Murphy Rack||90″|
|Ader Sports Power Cage||90″|
|Body-Solid SPR1000 Commercial Power Rack||90″|
|Titan Fitness X-3 Flat Foot Power Cage||92″|
|Steelbody Strength Training Monster Cage||95″|
|PRx Performance Profile PRO Rack||96″|
|Titan Fitness Space Saving Rack||99.5″|
|Rogue RM-4 Monster Rack 2.0 (3 sizes)||90″, 100″ or 108″|
PRx Performance Profile PRO Rack, 96″
If you are looking for a tall power rack, then the PRX Performance Profile PRO Rack is a good place to start. It is available in heights of 90″ and 96″. There is also the Profile rack which has a few less features than the Profile PRO Rack. But, the Profile rack is only available in 90″. So, for the sake of talking about the tallest power racks, I will tell you about the PRx Profile PRO Rack.
It is available in 8 different colors. They show the orange color by default, but you can also get it in blue, green, pink, red, brown, black and more colors. You might just want a simple black power rack, so you could get that color. Or, you might want to pick a more colorful option. So they give you a lot to choose from.
As you can see there, the J hooks can be placed all the way up to about 96″. I don’t think anyone will need the bar that high for unracking on squats, but 96″ is a good height for unracking an overhead press or overhead squat with the arms fully extended. It also helps that the pull-up bar is 96″ up from the ground. For most people, that will give you enough room to do your pull-ups with your legs straight.
The kipping bar is especially designed to be more helpful when doing exercises like kipping pull-ups, muscle ups and toes-to-bar. I’m not sure exactly how it differs from a regular pull-up bar. But it will work well for basic pull-ups, too, in case you prefer that kind. It’s just good to know that it’s sturdy enough to do both.
The numbers for the height settings are actually laser-cut into the uprights. That’s pretty great because you don’t have to worry about paint chipping off or the stickers peeling off. Your numbers will always be there, to help you choose the height for your J-cups.
The J-cups are made with 3″ x 3″, 11-gauge steel. They have a little ridge to prevent the barbell from rolling out, and they are covered with a non-metallic material which protects the barbell from scratching. They are easy to take out, and then hook back in at your desired height, so you can easily swap between exercises.
You might wonder if a wall-mounted rack could really be as safe as a conventional, free-standing power rack. Well, as long as you make sure to bolt it securely into the studs of the walls, then it will be okay. It will work with wood, concrete or metal structures. The reason it is safe is that most of the weight is transferred into the heavy-duty upright beams. The upright beams are made mainly of metal, but then have a plastic foot to prevent floor damage.
The gas shocks are important because they keep the hydraulic oil under pressure. That way, the rack can be put up or taken down from the wall more safely.
The rack is 42″ wide on the inside and has an overall (outside) width of just 48″.
The 8′ or 96″ rack requires a ceiling height of 9’5″ if you want to fold it up. However, if you are already looking for taller power racks, I don’t think you are as worried about the ceiling height. If your ceiling isn’t quite 9’5″, you could still get the 8′ rack and just leave it out the whole time. Remember, you do need the ceiling to be higher than the pull-up bar, so you could do your pull-ups with a full range of motion.
When folded up, it is only 4″ from the wall. You might not have found this article looking for compact equipment, but this gives you both a tall power rack with a small foot print. If you would prefer a free-standing unit, then continue reading, because there are more options throughout the article.
That is just an image of people doing squats on the wall-mounted racks.
And that fellow above is doing a kipping pull-up on the pull-up bar. There is plenty of room for his legs to hang down when doing the pull-ups.
The spotter arms are available as an additional add-on. These are pretty important if you want to be able to squat or press safely. The nice thing about them is they extend out 24 inches. Most spotter arms only extend out a little over a foot. But these are actually rated for 1,000 pounds, even at the farthest point.
- Both the pull-up bar and uprights can reach 96″
- Rated for up to 1,000 pounds
- Small footprint and foldable when not in use
- 24″ spotter arms available
- Lots of colors available!
- Laser-etched numbers for height settings rather than stickers or paint makes it even more durable
- Spotter arms don’t come included
- You have to modify your wall to install it, so if you’d prefer a free-standing unit then keep reading this article for other options
PRx Murphy Rack, 90″
If 90″ will be tall enough of a power rack for you, then consider the PRx Murphy Rack. It is made with 2″ x 3″ steel uprights and mounts to your wall like the PRO Rack. However, it has a different fold-up system.
This one folds in, rather than up, so it takes up less space vertically.
You can still get 24″ spotter arms for this rack, but you’d have to get the ones for the 2″ x 3″ uprights, which are the same as the PRx Profile Rack. This is different from the spotter arms for the PRx Profile PRO rack, because those are made for 3″ x 3″ uprights.
These spotter arms are still rated for 1,000 pounds.
- Relatively Affordable
- Rated for up to 1,000 pounds
- Pull-up bar and J-cups can go up to 90″ high
- Spotter arms 24″ long, plenty of coverage
- Fold-in design doesn’t require additional ceiling height like fold-up racks
- Spotter arms are sold separately (not included)
Ader Sports Power Cage, 90″
The Ader Sports Power Cage is 90″ tall. It has an impressive 1,500 pound rated load. The outer width is 48″ and the outer depth is 36″. That means you have a little under 3 feet of space inside this power cage. The frame is built with 3″ x 3″ 11-gauge steel tubing, and the holes look to be spaced about 3″ apart.
It looks like a nice, solid power cage with an exceptional rated capacity. Maybe you will like this one if you are looking for one of the tallest power cages.
- 90″ tall
- 1,500 pound rated capacity
- Durable construction
- Doesn’t include free shipping
- Not a lot of information or reviews available
Body-Solid SPR1000 Commercial Power Rack, 90″
Body-Solid’s SPR1000 is 90″ tall, so it’s worth considering if you’re looking for the tallest power cage. It is also 51″ wide and 53″ deep, so not only does it have good height, but it has a good overall size. It is commercial quality and rated for 1,000 pounds.
You can see in the photo above that there is plenty of height. The 1″ hole spacing will allow you to find the exact right position for the spotter arms and J-cups when doing squats, presses or any other movement. It’s easy to move the J-cups and spotter arms to swap between exercises.
Then you can see the rack is good for seated overhead presses. With a 90″ tall power cage, most people could do standing overhead presses and overhead squats inside the rack. The bench does not come included. It looks like if he set the spotter arms a little higher, then he wouldn’t even need a spotter. When working out by yourself, you would set the spotter arms a little lower than the lowest point in your range of motion. It’s also good to notice that this power cage is open from the front or back, so it’s easy to slide your bench through.
Here is someone doing chin-ups on the SPR1000. There is a generous amount of leg room when doing the chin-ups and pull-ups. Depending on your height, you might not need to bend your legs at all during pull-ups.
The above photo is another example of doing squats in the SPR1000. But it also shows some of the optional add-ons. There is a dip attachment, dumbbell or kettlebell rack, olympic plate holders, and more. Remember, these attachments are sold separately.
They have some more specialized attachments, like this exercise ball holder. It could also be used to support a chalk bowl. However, you might not want to use it when lifting, as it could get in the way. It’s definitely an interesting idea, though, and shows the versatility of the SPR1000.
The dip attachment is sold separately. It easily mounts on any of the uprights. The SPR1000 is sturdy enough to remain stable with the extra weight on the dip bars.
The J-Cups are very heavy duty, and made out of 3″ x 3 ” 11 gauge steel like the rest of the SPR1000 frame. They have a protective layer of non-metallic material in order to prevent scratching to your barbell or to the rack itself. They can easily be removed or adjusted to any of the 1″ hole spacings. The ridge on there is a little higher than most. Some J-cup designs keep this ridge to a minimum so it’s easier to unrack the bar. But this higher ridge design is good for extra safety. (J-cups are included, of course).
There are a few kinds of multi-grip pull-up bars available. The one shown above gives you a few interesting grip options, including shoulder-width parallel grips and also a wide cambered grip. The attachment shown above hangs at 90″ tall, the same height as the rest of the rack. (The multi grip pull up bars are sold separately.)
This next pull-up bar option is particularly cool, because it hangs a few inches higher than the rest of the rack. That way you could have a few more inches of leg room when doing your pull-ups. It has the parallel grip handles as well as a 45 degree grip option. The 45 degree grip option can be used from either side, offering even more variety.
The spotter arms inside the rack help keep you safe during presses and squats. They are made out of heavy duty steel so you could even drop the bar on them if needed.
The photo above shows the kipping pull-up bar and the hole spacing at the top of the rack. You could put the J-hooks up pretty high in order to get the most height out of this tall power cage.
It is a big power cage, with a 53″ x 51″ footprint. As long as you have enough space, the large size is a good thing. It means if you are lifting inside the rack, you will have plenty of room for whatever exercise you want to do. The 1″ spacing is a great feature, since not all racks come with that much precision. Sometimes, racks will space out the holes by 2″ or 3″, which makes it harder to find the best setting.
Body-Solid offers their full in-home and commercial warranty on this product, so if you ever have any issue with the equipment, they will help you. It is a lifetime warranty for a power cage you will probably have for the rest of your life.
- 90″ tall
- Multi-grip pull up attachment available that will be 92-94″ off the ground (sold separately)
- Rated for 1,000 pounds
- Lots of optional attachments give you room to expand in the future
- Excellent lifetime warranty
- Lots of width and depth for plenty of lifting room
- Spotter arms have a metal surface instead of a plastic protective layer (but you could install your own)
Titan Fitness X-3 Flat Foot Power Cage, 92″
This 92″ tall power cage is rated for 1,500 pounds. The outside width is 48″ and the inside depth is 30″. Titan does make extensions if you wanted to make the rack deeper.
It looks like this cage gives you everything the 90″ tall Ader power cage gives you, but at a lower price point… And with free shipping! Plus, since we are talking about the tallest power cages, this one is 92″ instead of just 90″.
- 92″ tall
- 1,500 pound rated capacity
- Durable construction
- Lots of add-ons available, such as Titan Lever Arms, Multi-Grip Pull-Up Bar and more
- 1.25″ and 2″ diameter pull-up bars so you can get a better grip workout if you wish
- Close hole spacing for precise adjustments when squatting or pressing
- Relatively low price for this quality and these features, plus free shipping
Steelbody Strength Training Monster Cage, 95″
The rack itself measures 86″ high, but the pull up bars go up to 95″. This could be a good one for you if you mainly want the highest possible pull-up bar. If you need the power cage itself to be taller than 86″, it won’t be the one for you. If the height is okay, check out the descriptions below to learn more.
It’s important to note that the weights are sold separately. However, you get everything else you see in the picture. Plate storage, J-hooks, dumbbell racks, and the higher pull-up bar.
The resistance band anchors are an interesting feature. You could probably anchor a resistance band anywhere on a power cage, but the anchors give you a designated location for resistance bands. Also, you can anchor the resistance band lower than you could put the J-cups. It’s a nice feature that expands the functionality of your power cage.
For example, as seen in the photo above, you could do an overhead band tricep extension from the resistance band anchors. It would also allow you to do band laterals, band curls, and many other exercises. This particular tricep extension works well because the band gives a good loading curve. Just be careful with overhead extensions if you don’t have the shoulder mobility. You can use an incline tricep extension instead if the shoulder position puts too much strain on your elbows.
The high pull-up bar works well for overhand pull-ups. You might be able to use it for a neutral grip, but your wrists would not be entirely straight. Still, the camber at the ends for the wide grip pull-ups is nice, and the 95″ height gives you plenty of leg room.
There is also the standard straight pull-up bar at a height of 86″. This is more of the kind you would use for kipping pull-ups, toes-to-bar or muscle-ups.
The dip bars have an interesting way of attaching. Instead of just attaching at one point on the power cage, they each attach on one of the uprights. This gives a good hand width for doing dips. The cage depth is a little under 3 feet from inside to inside, so it is not the deepest power cage. But it should be enough depth for you to squat and press safely inside.
You will get the straight bar style of spotter arms, which are easy to remove or adjust. Also, you get the J-Cups, which are rated for 500 pounds.
The J-cups are interesting because they come with those handles. That is just to make them even more convenient to adjust. Another interesting thing about them is the length. They are 3 to 4 inches long, instead of your usual 1 to 2 inch J-hooks. That is definitely a unique feature, and could be of some use, depending on your lifting style.
There is weight storage included for Olympic plates. With Olympic plates, you mostly have 6 different sizes. 45’s, 35’s, 25’s, 10’s, 5’s and 2.5’s. You could either keep all your 45’s on the bottom two and all your 25’s or 35’s on the top two, or put the 45’s on one peg, 35’s on another peg, etc. That would be asymmetrical, but it would still work. Just be careful because it looks like the weight storage posts are only rated up to 100 pounds each. So you could only put two 45’s on each. Depending on how many weight plates you have, it could still be enough. I think it would have been good if the weight posts could handle more plates.
It is easy to do any barbell exercise with this power cage. The J-hooks are easy to adjust, so you could do rows, curls, presses, squats, rack deadlifts, romanian deadlifts, shrugs, and many others. As long as you have a barbell, this power cage can give you a full body workout.
The lowest you can put the bar catches is 21″, and the highest is 70″. They are adjustable in 3.5″ increments. That 3.5″ increment does not allow you the most precision. This can still be a good power cage, especially for the price.
This just demonstrates the power cage with the Steelbody bench. I made a review of the Steelbody weight benches in a separate article, and you can click here to read it if you’re interested in finding a bench, too. The bench is sold separately. If you don’t already have one, you will need it for bench presses.
- 95″ pull-up bar
- Resistance band anchor points
- Relatively low price point, considering what’s included in the package
- Weight storage included
- Dip bars included
- 3.5″ hole spacing is not the most precise
- Weight storage posts only hold up to 100 pounds each
Titan Fitness Space Saving Rack, 99.5″
This is a similar product to the PRx Wall-Mounted Racks mentioned earlier. However, it has a lower rated load capacity, and a few less features. In exchange for those features, you do get a lower price for this product. The pull-up bar is 99.5″ off the ground. The uprights go up to 90″ off the ground.
You can get the T-3 spotter arms with this one, which are 24″ long. It doesn’t have the fold-in or fold-up ability of the PRx racks, but again, it costs significantly less. So, it is something to consider.
- Pull-up bar is 99.5″ off the ground
- 24″ spotter arms available
- Relatively low price
- Spotter arms sold separately
- You have to mount it to your wall, which may not work for everyone
Rogue RM-4 Monster Rack 2.0 (3 sizes), 90″, 100″ or 108″
|Height||90″, 100″ or 108″|
|Rated Load||1,000+ lbs|
|Price||$1,300 – $1,495|
The last rack I want to mention is the Rogue RM-4 Monster Rack 2.0. It wins the award for absolute tallest power cage, with options at 100″ tall or even 108″ tall. However, the price is significantly higher. And a power cage this tall might not be necessary for you. So, if you would be okay with a 96″ power rack, go with the PRx Profile PRO. If 92″ would be enough, take the Titan X-3 series rack. And if 90″ would be enough, the Body-Solid SPR1000 is the best choice.
Tallest Power Cage / Tallest Power Rack – Conclusion
A standard height for a power cage seems to be around 7 feet tall, or 84″. However, that might not be tall enough for everyone. If you were searching for the tallest power cage or tallest power rack, I hope this article helped you find what you need. There are lots of options at different price points along the way.
Here are some other articles that you might be interested in, if you are building your home gym.
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