The squat rack is the centerpiece of just about every home and garage gym in the world. As such, it should be versatile, durable, useful, and fit the space it will be used in.

Based upon our use, experience, and community input, we've compiled the best power rack, half rack, squat stand, and fold-away squat rack for most people—including recommendations for various budgets.

Here are our picks for each category for 2019.

History of the Squat Rack

Why You Should Own and Use a Squat Rack

What to Look for in a Squat Rack

The Five Squat Rack Types

The Best Power Rack

The Best Half Rack

The Best Squat Stand

The Best Fold-Away Squat Rack

Frequently Asked Questions

Further reading

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