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Body Power PBC5380 Deluxe Power Rack

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Body Power PBC5380

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L:45"
W:63"
H:85"
97.4 lbs500 lbs
rack,

300 lbs
dip & pull-up
handles,
30+Dip bars,
Pull-up grips,
Safety bars,
Catches,
Band posts,
Storage posts

The Body Power Deluxe PBC5380 is one of the power racks released by Body Flex Sports in 2017, but still available at the moment. In terms of features, it can be compared with the HulkFit 1000 cage, or the PowerTec WB-PR14A-B, but only has a weight limit of 500 lbs. It’s a pretty standard power cage with pull-up station and dip attachments.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions cage: 45L x 63W x 85H inches (114L x 160W x 216H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 97.44 lbs (44 kg)
  • Weight capacity:
    Rack: 500 lbs (226.7 kg)
    Pull-up bar: 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • Compatible weight plates: Olympic & Standard
  • Possible exercises: 30+

Frame construction

The Body Power PBC5380 is made of heavy-duty steel tubing featuring 3″ x 2″ rectangular bars. The cage tubes are double-coated with a rust-resistant and chip-resistant paint finish, gray in color, while the safety rods, safety catches and other attachments are painted black. The only exceptions are the dip bars which have a red paint finish.

The fully assembled cage is not extremely bulky compared to other models. It is 45″ (114 cm) long, and 63″ (160 cm) wide. It is recommended, though, to leave at least several feet of clearance on each side and at the front of the unit, especially if you’re going to use a bench for chest presses. The highest point of the cage reaches approx. 85″ (216 cm) above floor level so the unit will not fit in a room with a 7-foot ceiling. Plus, you will have to allow at least a few inches of clearance above the cage for the correct execution of pull-ups.

The space inside the cage is approx. 40″ (101 cm) and considering that the cage is approx. 63″ (160 cm) wide, it is recommended for use with 7-foot Olympic bars. The usage of 6-foot barbells is still possible, but you won’t have too much clearance remaining on the bar’s sleeves to load with weight plates.

The upright tubes of the cage feature 17 adjustment holes for the safety bars and catches. The side base tubes have 6 holes each for attaching the included 4 resistance band pegs. Also, the base tubes feature built-in anchor points for perfectly stabilizing the cage. However, with weight plates loaded on the storage posts, this shouldn’t be necessary.

This power cage is rated for a maximum weight capacity of 500 lbs (226.7 kg). This applies to the safety bars and the catch bars. The top chinning grips are only rated for a maximum user weight limit of 300 lbs (136 kg).

Other parts and accessories

First of all, the Body Power PBC5380 power cage includes 4 pegs for attaching resistance bands. They come with spring collars, but the resistance bands are not included. As we’ve mentioned above, the base bars of the cage have 6 adjustment holes each for connecting the band pegs.

The cage includes a set of dip bars. These can be attached to the holes of the upright tubes, on the inside or on the outside. They have rubberized sleeves for an improved grip. When attached to the cage, the distance between them is approx. 18″ (46 cm).

The PCB5380 power cage comes with a pull-up station. It includes two pull-up grip attachments that connect to the front top bar of the cage. They offer several grip possibilities including a wide grip, two parallel grips, and a standard grip. Their side grips feature foam sleeves for improved contact. The distance between the side grips is approx. 46″ (116 cm). Also, as we’ve mentioned above, they are rated for a maximum user weight limit of 300 lbs (136 kg), so as long as you don’t weigh as much, you can also perform weighted chin-ups or pull-ups.

Naturally, on the list of accessories included with this power cage, there is a set of two cylindrical, 1″ safety bars, and a set of catch bars. They are rated for a maximum weight limit of 500 lbs (226.7 kg) which is not bad for a home-use cage. J-hooks are not available for this cage, but the included catches should be more than enough.

Last but not least, the PBC5380 Deluxe power cage includes 6 weight storage pegs. These can be attached to the rear upright bars of the cage. They are approx. 10″ (25 cm) long, so they can be loaded with several plates each. They have 2″ sleeves, so 1″ Standard plates won’t fit on them.

Possible Exercises

  • Pull-ups
  • Wide grip pull-ups
  • Muscle pull-ups
  • Around the world pull-ups
  • One arm pull-ups
  • Cliffhangers
  • Weighted pull-ups
  • Chin-ups
  • Close grip chin-ups
  • Wide grip chin-ups
  • One hand chin-ups
  • Weighted chin-ups
  • Dips
  • Weighted dips
  • Band-resisted dips
  • Dip to leg raise
  • Side-to-side dips
  • Gironda dips
  • Reverse Gironda dips
  • Hanging knee raises
  • Hanging leg raises
  • Band resistance exercises
  • Deadlifts
  • Calf raises
  • Squats
  • Wide squats
  • Twisting squats
  • Chest presses
  • … and more

Assembly and Maintenance

The Body Power PBC5380 power cage requires full assembly. However, the task shouldn’t be too difficult and the manual provides clear assembly instructions. Basically, you will have to assemble the base first, then add the upright posts, close with the top bars, and then add the rest of the accessories. This shouldn’t take more than two hours of your time. Tools for assembly are not included; two adjustable wrenches or a set of fixed wrenches, and a rubber mallet.

Once the cage is assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. It is recommended to wipe off the sweat that may fall onto the frame at the end of the workout to prevent corrosion. Other than this, you only have to keep the cage clean and periodically check for loose bolts and parts.

  • The Pros
  • Sturdy frame, all-steel made, rated for loads up to 500 lbs;
  • Pull-up grip attachments included;
  • Dip handles included;
  • Safety bars and catch bars are included;
  • 17 adjustment positions for the safety bars, J hooks and dip handles;
  • 6 weight plate storage posts included;
  • 4 resistance band posts included;
  • Built-in anchor points on the base bars;
  • Over 30 possible exercises;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • A bit narrow – only 40″ (101 cm) inside;
  • Storage posts are 2″ in diameter – not for 1″ standard plates.

Summary

The Body Power PBC5380 is a power cage featuring a pull-up station with multiple grips, dip handles, resistance band pegs and plate storage posts. Its safety bars and catches are rated for loads up to 500 lbs. In all, it’s a fairly sturdy piece of equipment offering the possibility to perform more than 30 exercises.

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