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Marcy Steelbody Squat Rack STB-70105

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Marcy STB-70105

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L:49.5"
W:65"
H:65.5"
135 lbs500 lbs
catch bars

100 lbs
weight
storage
pegs
15+Frame: 10 years
Parts: 2 years

The Marcy Squat Rack STB-70105 is one of the most affordable racks at the moment. One of the reasons for this is its lack of a pull-up bar. It’s a pretty simple, yet functional rack, which offers a decent sturdiness and several adjustment positions for its catch and safety bars. Needless to say, it doesn’t include weight plates of a barbell.

Technical Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 49.5L x 65W x 66.5H inches (126L x 165W x 167H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • Max. weight capacity:
    Catch bars: 500 lbs (226.7 kg)
    Plate storage pegs: 100 lbs (45.3 kg) each
  • Possible exercises: 15+
  • Warranty: Frame 10 years, Parts 2 years

Frame and parts

The Marcy Squat Rack STB-70105 features a durable steel frame with 3 x 3 inch upright bars. The structure of the frame is reinforced by two short horizontal bars that connect the main upright bars to the shorter storage bars. Also, the upright storage bars are connected to the rear base of the unit via two oblique reinforcement bars. These being said, the machine’s frame has quite a sturdy construction; you can be sure that it won’t wobble or budge as long as the weights don’t exceed the specified 500 lbs (226.7 kg) for the catch bars.

This Marcy squat rack is not extremely large. With the frame fully assembled, it is approx. 49.5″ (126 cm) deep, and 65″ (165 cm) wide. Also, its highest point is approx. 66.5″ (167 cm) above floor level. However, keep in mind that it is made for use with Olympic barbells. Therefore, you should assign a usage area for it of at least 6’0″ (183 cm) deep, and 9’0″ (274 cm) wide, for safe operation and ease of access.

In case you’re wondering, the spacing between the two upright posts is over 55″ (140 cm). This means you will have plenty of room for the correct and unhindered execution of all exercises.

The unit’s upright bars feature 13 adjustment notches. This being said, the unit offers plenty of adjustability for its catch bars and safety bars. Both the catchers and the safety bars are rated for loads up to 500 lbs (226.7 kg).

The rear upright bars are equipped with two weight plate storage pegs each. These pegs are 2″ (5 cm) in diameter, so they’re made for Olympic bars only. They cannot store Standard (1″) plates. A set of four spring collars for securing the plates on these pegs is also included with the rack. Each peg has a weight capacity of 100 lbs (45.3 kg).

The rack’s base does not have any anchor points, nor it has any holes for it. The rack itself is pretty heavy; without any weights loaded on it, it weighs approx. 135 lbs (61.2 kg) which means it offers plenty of stability on its own. However, each end of its base is equipped with a square stabilizer pad made of non-marking rubber.

One last aspect to mention here regards the unit’s paint finish. Its upright posts, and the oblique rear reinforcement bars feature a light gray paint finish, while the base bars, the catch bars, and the safety bars are painted black. These are the only colors available for this unit. The paint finish on all the steel parts is corrosion-resistant and chip-resistant.

Possible Exercises

  • Squat
  • Single-leg squat
  • Wide squat
  • Twisting squat
  • Deadlift
  • Romanian deadlift
  • Shrug
  • Barbell curl
  • Barbell semi chin-up
  • Barbell row
  • Inverted barbell row
  • Chest press
  • Incline chest press
  • Decline chest press
  • Single arm chest press
  • Wide grip chest press
  • Close grip chest press
  • Military press
  • Calf raise
  • … and more

Of course, some of these exercises require additional equipment. For example, you can only perform bench presses if you have a bench, while for calf raises you may need a calf raise block. But nonetheless, the unit offers support for all types of squats and deadlift exercises.

Assembly and Maintenance

Since it’s a standard rack without too many additions, its assembly is far from being difficult. You’ll basically have to put together its base, then add the upright bars, and finally the reinforcement bars, catchers, safety bars, and plate storage pegs. This shouldn’t take longer than an hour. The included manual provides all the necessary assembly instructions, and a set of Allen wrenches is included. You will also need an adjustable wrench, though.

The only maintenance required for this home gym equipment is a periodic check for loose bolts and parts. In case you find any, you should re-tighten them before any parts sustain damage, or any accidents can happen.

The Pros

  • Sturdy rack, 3 x 3 inch upright bars;
  • Reinforcement bars on each side and at the rear; 
  • Non-marking stabilizer pads;
  • 13 adjustment positions for the catch and safety bars;
  • Four storage pegs for Olympic bars;
  • Spring collars for the storage pegs are included;
  • Over 15 exercises available;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Excellent warranty.

The Cons

  • No pull-up bars;
  • Weight storage pegs don’t fit standard weight plates.

Summary

The Marcy Squat Rack STB-70105 is a basic squat rack made for use with Olympic bars. It features a sturdy frame with 13 adjustment positions for the catch bars and safety bars. It offers a safety bar and catch bar capacity of 500 lbs. It also has four storage pegs and a pretty sturdy overall construction. In all, it’s a decent squat rack, available at an affordable price.

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