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HulkFit 1000-Pound Capacity Power Cage

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HulkFit 1000lb
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L:47"
W:49"
H:86"
165 lbs1,000 lbs
rack,

400 lbs
dip & pull-up
handles,
30+Dip bars,
Safety bars,
J-hooks,

The HulkFit 1000-Pound Capacity Power Cage can be compared in terms of design to the PowerTec WB-PR14. However, it has several extra features, such as safety bars with J-hooks at the front end, an extra set of J-hooks, and a set of multi-grip dip bars. Although it’s not a commercial-grade machine, it does offer excellent sturdiness and should be able to support loads up to 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg).

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 47L x 49W x 86H inches (120L x 124W x 218H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
  • Max. weight capacity:
    Rack: 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg)
    Dip and chin-up bars: 400 lbs (181.4 kg)
  • Possible exercises: 30+

Frame construction

The HulkFit 1000-lb power cage is constructed with 11-ga, 2.5″ x 2.5″ steel bars offering a pretty decent sturdiness. As the title suggests, it should be able to support weights up to 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg), weight that should apply to the included safety bars and J-hook. Also, users have reported it to hold loads up to 800 lbs (363 kg) with no problem.

All the bars in the cage construction are coated with a thick layer of corrosion-resistant paint finish. The colors used are yellow for the uprights, and black for the base and top bars, as well as safety bars. These are the only colors available for this power rack.

The fully assembled cage is not extremely heavy. Without any weights attached, it is approx. 165 lbs (75 kg). This weight alone should provide enough stability. However, in case you’re wondering, the base bars don’t have pre-drilled holes in them for anchoring it to the floor. They do have nylon caps for extra protection, though.

The HulkFit power cage is a bit smaller than a commercial-grade cage. But nonetheless, it is roomy enough for the execution of all in-cage exercises, such as squats, or dips. Its footprint is approx. 47″D x 49″W (120 x 124 cm), while its height is close to 86″ (218 cm). The distance between the upright bars inside the cage is approx. 44″ (112 cm). This being said, the trainer is designed to accommodate Olympic (7′) bars. A bar is not included with it, though.

The maximum height of the cage (86″) is given by the pull-up bars, while the rear top of the unit is approx. 81″ (206 cm) above floor level. This being said, you will need a ceiling height of at least 92″ (234 cm) to be able to execute all the pull-up and chin-up exercises properly. The pull-up bar can be attached upside down to gain a few inches of clearance above the unit, but this way, it may considerably hinder the execution of squats and other exercises inside the cage.

The unit’s upright bars feature 17 attachment holes for the safety bars, J-hooks, and dip bars. The distance between them is 3″ (7.6 cm) while the distance between their center is ~4″ (10 cm).

The front top bar of the rack is equipped with a set of pull-up handles. These have a multi-grip design. They allow a close standard grip, a close parallel grip, a wide parallel grip, and a wide oblique grip. The grip bars are directly welded to the top frame bar. The distances between the parallel grips are 12″ (30.5 cm), and respectively 24″ (61 cm). The distance between the side, oblique grips is approx. 40″ (102 cm).

Last but not least, the rear base bar of the rack features two diamond-patterned plates for low rows. Of course, in order to execute low rows, you will need the lat attachment for the rack which is not included.

Included accessories

Apart from the top pull-up bar which is basically part of the frame, the HulkFit 1000-Pound power cage comes with three sets of accessories. To begin with, just like any other power cage, it includes two safety bars. However, as opposed to the safety bars of other power cages, the ones included with this ones also have welded J-hooks at their front ends. The safety bars are rated for a weight capacity of 1,000 lbs (~453 kg).

The unit includes an additional set of standard J-hooks. These can either serve their main purpose as holders for your main press bar, or as a support for an additional bar. Both the safety bars and extra J-hooks are easy to relocate and attach to the upright bars.

The HulkFit 1,000-Pounds Power Cage also includes a set of dip handles. These have a multi-grip design. Their inner grips are at an angle. The average distance between them is 20″ (51 cm). Their exact weight capacity is not specified, but several users have reported that they were able to perform dips with a total weight (body + attached weight) of 400 lbs (181.4 kg).

Available Add-ons

There are several add-ons available (not included) for the HulkFit 1000-lbs. The first one to mention is the lat attachment. This is a pretty standard lat pulldown workout station. It attached to the rear part of the rack. It has a weight capacity of 500 lbs (226.7 kg) and comes with 2″ posts for Olympic weight plates. Its dimensions are 16″D x 28″W x 84″H (40.6 x 71 x 213 cm).

The lat attachment integrates five nylon pulleys with sealed bearings for smooth operation. Its cables are steel made, PVC-sheathed, rated for 1,000 lbs (453 kg) tensile strength. This attachment comes with a standard lat bar and a short low row bar.

The other notable add-on available for the HulkFit 1000-Pound Power Cage is the Cable Crossover set. The two crossover elements attach to the side sections of the power cage rendering it approx. 120″ (305 cm) wide. Their weight carriages are similar to the carriage of the lat attachment. They can be loaded with 500 lbs (226.7 kg) each and have Olympic (2″) pegs.

The upright bars of the crossover elements feature 19 positions for the mobile pulleys. The distance between the adjustment holes is approx. 3″ (7.6 cm). The mobile pulleys swivel 180° side-to-side to adapt better to the exercises you perform. A set of D-handles for them is also included.

Possible Exercises

  • Pull-ups
  • Wide grip pull-ups
  • Muscle pull-ups
  • Behind head 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
  • Push-ups
  • Deadlifts
  • Calf raises
  • Squats
  • Wide squats
  • Twisting squats
  • … and more

Assembly and Maintenance

Since this is only the HulkFit power cage without any pulley attachments, its assembly is pretty straight forward. It shouldn’t take more than one hour. The manual provides pretty clear assembly instructions and a basic toolkit is also included.

Once this home gym is assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. All you have to do is keep the unit clean, wipe off any sweat droplets that may fall onto the frame after the workout, and periodically check for loose or damaged parts.

The Pros

  • Sturdy frame, all-steel made, rated for loads up to 1,000 lbs;
  • Multi-grip handles included;
  • Multi-grip pull-up bars;
  • Pull-up and dip handles included, rated for loads up to 400 lbs;
  • Solid steel safety bars with J-hooks at their ends;
  • An extra set of J-hooks is also included;
  • 17 adjustment positions for the safety bars, J hooks and dip handles;
  • Lat attachment available (not included);
  • Crossover attachments available (not included);
  • Over 30 possible exercises;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • Weight holders are not included.

Summary

The HulkFit 1000-Pound Capacity Power Cage is a pretty standard power rack featuring a pull-up station with multiple grips, a set of safety bars with J-hooks attached, and an extra set of J-hooks. The rack also includes a set of dip handles. It’s a sturdy piece of equipment offering the possibility to perform more than 30 exercises, and even more, if you opt for the crossover and/or the lat attachments.

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2 Comments

  1. When I ordered my rack it did not come with the 1 bottom leg. How do I go about getting one?

    • You have two choices: 1. Re-pack it, send it back to amazon, and ask for a new one (I know, this one sucks). 2. Contact Hulkfit (at hulkfitproducts.com), they have a Contact Us section on their website, and ask for the missing part.

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