|REP Fitness PR-1000|
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The REP Fitness PR-1000 Power Rack with the included lat attachment basically offers the same functionality as the Fitness Reality 810XLT that we’ve already covered here. However, it lacks the secondary pull-up bar and the knee stopper element. But on the other hand, it includes two dip bars and has two pegs for weight storage which can also add stability to the whole unit.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 65L x 48W x 86H inches (165L x 122W x 218H cm)
- Assembled weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
- Weight capacity:
Rack: 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg)
J-hooks & safety bars: 700 lbs (317.5 kg)
Lat pull-down attachment: 250 lbs (113 kg);
Pull-up bar: 400 lbs (181 kg)
Dip bars: 400 lbs (181 kg)
- Upright bar positions: 28
- Possible exercises: 40+
- Warranty: 5 years limited
To begin with, the REP Fitness PR-1000 power rack features a sturdy, 14 gauge, 2×2″ steel frame. All the steel parts in its construction are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish, with the exception of the upright bar of the lat machine which is stainless steel. The color used for the main frame is black, this being the only color available for the PR-1000 rack.
The fully assembled unit, including the lat machine, is not extremely large but does have a footprint of approx. 65″ (165 cm) deep, and 48″ (122 cm) wide. However, you will have to leave at least 2′ (61 cm) of clearance on each side and at least 3′ (91 cm) of clearance at the front of the unit to be able to use an Olympic barbell and/or a bench, and of course, to have enough space for proper access and usage.
The height of the rack is approx. 83″ (211 cm), but with the lat machine attached, its height reaches 86″ (218 cm). This being said, it won’t fit in a room with a 7′ (213 cm) ceiling. It is recommended to leave at least a few inches of clearance above the unit as well, to be able to execute all the pull-up exercises correctly.
The rack’s pull-up bar is 1.25″ (3.1 cm) in diameter and 44″ (111.7 cm) long. It hangs at approx. 81″ (206 cm) above floor level. Therefore, even if you’re over 6′ (183 cm) tall, you should be able to execute all exercises correctly. Also, the pull-up bar is rated for a weight capacity of 400 lbs (181 kg), so there is the option of weighted pull-ups or chin-ups.
The base of the unit does not have foot stabilizers, nor does it have pre-drilled holes in it for securing it to the floor. However, the rack is pretty stable. Plus, it has two weight plate storage pegs (2″ in diameter) which can considerably improve its overall stability or provide a counter-balance.
The upright bars of the rack feature 28 attachment positions for the safety bars and j-hooks. The distance between the adjustment positions is 1″ (2.5 cm). Also, the distance between the two uprights is 44″ (111.7 cm), offering plenty of space inside the rack.
A set of safety bars and a set of plastic-coated j-hooks are included with the rack. They are rated for a weight capacity of 700 lbs (317.5 kg).
Lat attachment, dip bars, and other accessories
The REP Fitness PR-1000 Power Rack is available in various bundles with different accessories. The bundle that we’re addressing here includes the rack, the lat attachment, and the dip bars.
The included lat machine features a pretty standard structure. It is equipped with 6 durable nylon pulleys that integrate ball bearings for smooth and prolonged usage. The cables are steel-made, coated with a PVC layer in order to prevent the scratching of the pulleys. Although the lat machine is rated for a weight capacity of 250 lbs (113 kg), the cables should be able to hold more.
The weight carriage of the lat attachment features two 8.25″ (21 cm) pegs, 2″ in diameter, designed to be loaded with Olympic (2″) plates. These cannot be removed in order to load it with 1″ Standard weight plates. A classic 38″ lat bar and a short bar for low rows are included with the machine.
The two dip bars are approx. 25″ (65 cm) long. Just like the pull-up bar, they are rated for a user weight capacity of 400 lbs (181 kg). They attach to the two safety bars which you will have to place on the same side of the rack in order to use the dip bars. You can place them inside or outside the power cage, but when placed outside, adding a few weight plates as a counterweight on the opposite storage peg may be required. Also, you can adjust the distance between them in a span of approx. 24″ (61 cm).
These are pretty much all the attachments and accessories included with this PR-1000 bundle. However, there are quite a few more attachments that you can add to this rack, including a bench, extra weight plate holders, extra j-hooks, and more. Weight plates and a barbell are not included with the unit.
- Wide grip pull-ups
- Close-grip pull-ups
- Parallel-grip pull-ups
- Muscle pull-ups
- Behind head pull-ups
- Around the world pull-ups
- One arm pull-ups
- Weighted pull-ups
- Close grip chin-ups
- Wide grip chin-ups
- Parallel grip chin-up
- One hand chin-ups
- Weighted chin-ups
- Hanging knee raises
- Hanging leg raises
- Weighted dips
- Band-resisted dips
- Dip to leg raise
- Side-to-side dips
- Gironda dips
- Reverse Gironda dips
- Lat pull-downs
- Close-grip pulldowns
- Behind head pulldowns
- Aerobic rowing
- Kneeling rowing
- Biceps curls
- Triceps press downs
- Chest presses
- Single-arm chest presses
- Wide grip chest presses
- Close grip chest presses
- High-pulley crunches
- High-pulley twist crunches
- Seated trunk rotations
- Standing trunk rotations
- Stand-up leg curls
- Calf raises
- Single-leg squats
- Kneeling single-leg squats
- Wide squats
- Twisting squats
- Jumping squats
- Hip extensions
- Hip adductions
- Hip abductions
- … and more
Of course, some of these exercises require extra accessories that are not included with this rack bundle. For example, chest presses require a bench, while hip adductions call for an ankle cuff. However, the rack with the lat machine is quite versatile and offers the possibility of a full-body workout.
Assembly and Maintenance
The REP Fitness PR-1000 Power Rack with Lat Attachment and Dip Bars comes in several separate boxes and requires full assembly. However, the task is pretty straightforward and shouldn’t take more than two hours. Basically, you will have to assemble the base, add the upright bars, close the cage with the top bars, and then add the lat machine, the safety bars and the j-hooks. Tools for assembly are not included.
For maintenance, it is recommended to periodically lubricate the main upright bar of the lat machine to ensure a smooth movement of the weight carriage. It’s also recommended to periodically check for loose bolts or damaged parts in order to re-tighten them or replace them before any accidents can happen.
- Sturdy, all-steel frame – can support loads up to 1,000 lbs;
- 5 workout stations, power cage, including lat pulldown station, pull-up/chin-up station, low pulley station, and dip station;
- Smooth pulley and cable movement;
- Safety bars and j-hooks rated for 700 lbs;
- Weight plate storage and balance pegs on the base bars;
- 28 attachment positions for the catch bars and safety bars;
- Sturdy pull-up bar rated for 400 lbs;
- 250 lbs weight capacity for the lat machine;
- Lat pulldown bar included;
- Short bar for low pulley exercises included;
- Dip bars included;
- The distance between the dip bars is adjustable
- Over 40 possible exercises;
- Quiet operation;
- Little maintenance required;
- Fairly easy to assemble for a home gym.
- Ankle cuff for leg exercises is not included;
- Weight carriage of the lat machine can only be loaded with 2″ Olympic plates.
The REP Fitness PR-1000 is a power cage made for home use which includes a lat attachment with high and low pulleys and two dip arms. It’s a strength-training system for users of all levels offering a load capacity of 1,000 lbs for the cage, 700 lbs for the safety bars, and 250 lbs for the lat machine. It’s a versatile strength training system that allows the execution of over 40 gym-quality exercises involving most muscle groups. In all, it’s an excellent piece of powerlifting equipment, offering great value for the price.