The long-awaited Rogue Combo Rack from Rogue Fitness has been released. Meeting IPF standards, this rack that combines the ability to squat and bench out of is sure to become the standard at most powerlifting meets.

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In developing the Rogue Combo Rack, we worked directly with the International Powerlifting Federation to produce a 2-in-1 bench/squat rack that’s not only IPF certified for 2019 competition use, but also uniquely engineered for easier custom adjustments and greater overall stability. Manufactured with pride in the USA, the Combo Rack features a sturdy wide-angle base, two fully adjustable 3x3” 7-gauge steel uprights, a set of drop-in Safety Spotter Arms, and a removable Rogue Bench equipped with a competition Fat Pad and diamond-tread spotter decks. All of these components come with tightening knobs for a lock-in set-up and extra peace of mind. When you want to switch between athletes of different sizes, the height of the J-cups can be quickly adjusted using our unique jack system—with no need to waste time removing plates from your barbell. Simply use the lever arms to raise or lower the position, referring to the laser-cut numbers in the uprights for guidance. Both the jack handles and the telescoping tubes of the uprights are made from stainless steel, as are the (4) machined pins used to set the upright height. Storage for these pins is integrated into the jacks themselves. As another unique feature, the Combo Rack’s uprights can be positioned straight or angled inward 5 degrees, allowing larger athletes to put their hands on the outside of the J-cups while squatting. The Combo Rack comes equipped with a lever-arm jack system and telescoping uprights to enable custom height adjustments without having to remove plates from the bar in advance. Because there are two separate pairs of J-cups (one set for Squat and one for Bench), the racked bar height is adjustable from a minimum height of 29.461" (from the floor) up to 68.405". Shorter athletes can also elect to use the higher bench J-cup positions for squats. Bench J-Cup Range (from floor): 29.461" up to 57.461" Squat J-Cup Range (from floor): 40.405" up to 68.405" Each J-cup also includes an acetal roller where the bars rests to allow for easy adjustments left to right while the user is getting set up. The uprights on the Rogue Combo Rack are manufactured from 3x3" 7-Gauge Steel with laser-cut numbering and an MG Black powdercoat finish. The telescoping tubes are made from stainless steel. A set of (4) stainless steel machined pins are used to set the uprights’ height, which can be adjusted using the 1" on-center holes. Athletes can set-up the uprights either straight-up or angled inward 5 degrees; the latter set-up enables larger athletes to put their hands on the outside of the J-cups when squatting. The Combo Rack’s bench comes standard with a competition Fat Pad (50" L x 12.5" wide x 4.5" thick). The top of this durable pad sits 17.5” above the floor. The bench also includes two diamond tread spotter decks that are finished in a texture black powder coat to provide “grip” and a stable platform. Athletes can easily remove the bench to set up the rack for squats. The steel spotter arms on the unit measure 19.5” in length x 3” wide, and include stainless steel telescoping tubes + a UHMW plastic covering to protect the bar should a lift be failed. The spotters are also easy to remove when you switch over to squats. Made in the USA Squat/Bench Combination Rack IPF Competition Certified Footprint (w/ bench): 77.25" x 80.25" Inside Width: 43.5” Total Weight (including bench): 505LB 3x3” 7-gauge steel construction Jack - Lever Arms for height adjustment (2) Adjustable Uprights with laser-cut numbering & MG Black powdercoat finish (4) Machined Pins (4) J-Cups (2) Steel Safety Spotter Arms - 19.5" x 3" (1) Bench w/ Fat Pad and Spotter Decks Rubber Feet and UHMW Plastic to protect equipment and surfaces

Rogue Fitness has been teasing the Combo Rack for quite a while. Most notably by having Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson "Thor" using it to squat 1,000+ lbs out of.

Rogue Fitness is known for making some of the best and most popular gym equipment currently on the market. They're also known for making a lot of it in house at their 600k+ square foot facility.

The Rogue Combo Rack takes many of the same features utilized by ER Equipment and Eleiko on their Combo Racks and puts a Rogue spin on them. For instance, making it all black.

One of the best features of a combo rack is just how stable it can be for the amount of space it takes up. It's certainly not going to be as stable as a four post power rack, but it's made to withstand 1,000+ lb squats and benches and therefore can likely handle whatever you can throw at it.

One feature that I was most excited to see was the rollers that Rogue decided to go with. Instead of the metal rollers that many have been using, Rogue went with acetal rollers that can be replaced easily. This should lead to less barbell knurling wear over time, yet still allow side to side adjustments of the bar.

Here are the specs:

  • Made in the USA
  • Squat/Bench Combination Rack
  • IPF Competition Certified
  • Footprint (w/ bench): 77.25" x 80.25"
  • Inside Width: 43.5”
  • Total Weight (including bench): 505LB
  • 3x3” 7-gauge steel construction
  • Jack - Lever Arms for height adjustment
  • (2) Adjustable Uprights with laser-cut numbering & MG Black powder coat finish
  • (4) Machined Pins
  • (4) J-Cups
  • (2) Steel Safety Spotter Arms - 19.5" x 3"
  • (1) Bench w/ Fat Pad and Spotter Decks
  • Rubber Feet and UHMW Plastic to protect equipment and surfaces

The lever arm jack system allows the height of the j-cups to be adjusted quickly and easily while the bar is loaded. This is extremely important for powerlifting meets, and is also nice when training with partners.

The Rogue Combo Rack comes with a removable bench that features a Competition Fat Pad that sits 17.5" from the ground and features Diamond Plated Spotter Decks. The choice of the Competition Fat Pad versus a traditional bench pad is pretty interesting, especially because it's IPF Competition Approved.

Overall, due to the price and build, the Rogue Combo Rack is sure to be a popular option for those in need of a Combo Rack.

As far as Garage Gym's go, although this would be nice to have, most would benefit from the versatility of a power rack over a Combo Rack. However, if you're training for powerlifting competitions, it is nice to use the equipment you end up using at the competition.

In comparison to the combo racks from ER Equipment and Eleiko, the Rogue Combo Rack which appears to be more stout, is also less expensive. I'm excited to see what kind of competition this stirs among other companies to compete on a value basis.

Rogue Fitness
Rogue Combo Rack
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In developing the Rogue Combo Rack, we worked directly with the International Powerlifting Federation to produce a 2-in-1 bench/squat rack that’s not only IPF certified for 2019 competition use, but also uniquely engineered for easier custom adjustments and greater overall stability. Manufactured with pride in the USA, the Combo Rack features a sturdy wide-angle base, two fully adjustable 3x3” 7-gauge steel uprights, a set of drop-in Safety Spotter Arms, and a removable Rogue Bench equipped with a competition Fat Pad and diamond-tread spotter decks. All of these components come with tightening knobs for a lock-in set-up and extra peace of mind. When you want to switch between athletes of different sizes, the height of the J-cups can be quickly adjusted using our unique jack system—with no need to waste time removing plates from your barbell. Simply use the lever arms to raise or lower the position, referring to the laser-cut numbers in the uprights for guidance. Both the jack handles and the telescoping tubes of the uprights are made from stainless steel, as are the (4) machined pins used to set the upright height. Storage for these pins is integrated into the jacks themselves. As another unique feature, the Combo Rack’s uprights can be positioned straight or angled inward 5 degrees, allowing larger athletes to put their hands on the outside of the J-cups while squatting. The Combo Rack comes equipped with a lever-arm jack system and telescoping uprights to enable custom height adjustments without having to remove plates from the bar in advance. Because there are two separate pairs of J-cups (one set for Squat and one for Bench), the racked bar height is adjustable from a minimum height of 29.461" (from the floor) up to 68.405". Shorter athletes can also elect to use the higher bench J-cup positions for squats. Bench J-Cup Range (from floor): 29.461" up to 57.461" Squat J-Cup Range (from floor): 40.405" up to 68.405" Each J-cup also includes an acetal roller where the bars rests to allow for easy adjustments left to right while the user is getting set up. The uprights on the Rogue Combo Rack are manufactured from 3x3" 7-Gauge Steel with laser-cut numbering and an MG Black powdercoat finish. The telescoping tubes are made from stainless steel. A set of (4) stainless steel machined pins are used to set the uprights’ height, which can be adjusted using the 1" on-center holes. Athletes can set-up the uprights either straight-up or angled inward 5 degrees; the latter set-up enables larger athletes to put their hands on the outside of the J-cups when squatting. The Combo Rack’s bench comes standard with a competition Fat Pad (50" L x 12.5" wide x 4.5" thick). The top of this durable pad sits 17.5” above the floor. The bench also includes two diamond tread spotter decks that are finished in a texture black powder coat to provide “grip” and a stable platform. Athletes can easily remove the bench to set up the rack for squats. The steel spotter arms on the unit measure 19.5” in length x 3” wide, and include stainless steel telescoping tubes + a UHMW plastic covering to protect the bar should a lift be failed. The spotters are also easy to remove when you switch over to squats. Made in the USA Squat/Bench Combination Rack IPF Competition Certified Footprint (w/ bench): 77.25" x 80.25" Inside Width: 43.5” Total Weight (including bench): 505LB 3x3” 7-gauge steel construction Jack - Lever Arms for height adjustment (2) Adjustable Uprights with laser-cut numbering & MG Black powdercoat finish (4) Machined Pins (4) J-Cups (2) Steel Safety Spotter Arms - 19.5" x 3" (1) Bench w/ Fat Pad and Spotter Decks Rubber Feet and UHMW Plastic to protect equipment and surfaces

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