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Titan Fitness has earned a reputation for offering some of the most budget-friendly, yet high-quality home gym equipment. But it wasn’t always that way.
A lot of Titan’s products in its early days left a lot to be desired. Holes were punched through instead of being laser cut, you could spot poor welding, and powdercoat easily chipped off. But Titan has made a lot of changes since Garage Gym Reviews first reviewed Titan’s racks.
That’s why we’ll be doing multiple Titan Squat Rack reviews, so you can get a close look at every Titan Fitness squat rack that’s been released by the company. Yup, we’re that thorough.
To be clear, we’ll be taking a look at the latest versions of each rack–this doesn’t include their squat stands or the extension kits. We’ve reviewed some of these in the past, but many of the problems we had with them back then have since been resolved.
Not only will we be doing multiple power rack reviews, but we’ll also be comparing each to its American-made counterparts from companies like Rogue Fitness. And, we’ll be giving you our opinion on which Titan Fitness rack is the best for most home gym owners.
Why You Should Trust Us
Between Coop and the rest of the GGR editorial team, we’ve used dozens of different racks, and we’ve each had different perspectives on each. I, for example, am 6’3” and prefer powerlifting over my shorter colleagues who like CrossFit and Olympic lifting.
Having that variety is important because when we write a list like the best power racks for home gyms, it means the reader gets multiple opinions. And that means you have a better idea of which rack is the best for you before making the decision to part with your hard-earned money.
Oh, and in case it wasn’t already clear, we’re not just people behind a laptop–we eat, sleep, and breathe fitness. We’ve used many of these squat racks not just because it’s our job, but because some of us just want to lift in as many of them as possible. Or maybe that’s just me.
Titan Fitness Squat Racks Spec Comparisons
|Titan T-2||Titan T-3||Titan X-3||Titan Series|
|Height Options||71”, 83”||82”, 91”||82”, 91”||90”, 100”|
|Depth Options||30”||24”, 36’||30”||36”, 42”|
|Width||42” inside, 46” outside||42” inside, 46” outside||42” inside, 46” outside||42” inside, 48” outside|
|Materials||2 x 2” 12-gauge steel||2” x 3” 11-gauge steel||3” x 3” 11-gauge steel||3” x 3” 11-gauge steel|
|Rackable Capacity||850 lbs||1,100 lbs||1,650 lbs||2,000 lbs|
|Product Weight||140 lbs||186-210 lbs. (depending on height and depth)||280 lbs||399 lbs|
|Hole Spacing||2” on the center||Westside hole spacing through the bench and clean pull zone, 2-inch spacing above and below||Westside hole spacing through the bench zone, 6-inch hole spacing through entire upright||2-inch hole spacing through entire rack|
|Pull-up Bars||Straight pull-up bar||1.25” and 2” pull-up bars||1.25” and 2” pull-up bars||1.25” pull-up bar, with optional 2” fat pull-up bar|
|Price range||$359.97 -$379.99||$439.97 -$649.99||$593.97 -$749.99||$879.99 -$1,139.99|
Titan T-2 Series Squat Rack
The T-2 Series power rack by Titan will help you work out safely and efficiently while performing squats, military press, bench press, curls, shrugs, and more.Featuring a wide walk-in design, it offers plenty of side-to-side movement for a variety of total body exercises. In addition, the rack offers a total of 28 positions, helping it accommodate different heights and exercises.Features:- Capacity: 700 lbs - Weight holders for storage and increased stability- Heavy duty steel J-hooks included - 2" steel uprights- Chin up bar: 1 1/4" diameter
My Favorite Things:
- You can attach a center lat pulldown to this
- Budget-friendly at under $400
- Titan has improved the powder coat on this rack
- Only rated for 850 lbs (which should still be enough for most)
- Doesn’t have holes throughout the rack, so fewer possibilities for attachments
The Titan T-2 is Titan’s base model squat rack, basically the bear essentials with very few bells and whistles. It has a spot where you can attach a center-mount lat pulldown attachment, which for a $400 rack is a great deal, but other than that, you’re going to be limited due to the fact that it doesn’t have holes all through the uprights.
But, most people who buy this rack–or this type of rack–probably aren’t looking for versatility. This is your typical garage or basement gym squat rack that comes with J-hooks to hold your barbell in place, and fit a weight bench so you can do the Big Three (bench press, deadlift, and squats) in it. The short rack’s 71-inch height is also great for those with low ceilings.
This has the lowest weight capacity of any Titan rack at 850 pounds, but for most home gym owners, that’s probably more than enough. Honestly, though, we’ve put more weight on a similar rack and it held up just fine, so if you are the type who can squat 900 pounds, No. 1 please tell us your secrets and No. 2 you’ll probably still be OK with this rack.
Now, you can attach Titan’s Stealth Leg Press attachment to it, as well as some other Titan attachments like the multi-grip pull-up bar, but the spacing makes it difficult to use other companies’ products.
The 1-inch holes on this rack are spaced 2 inches apart, and only on the front-facing side of the uprights. The size and placement of these holes matter because companies make rack attachments according to the hole size and spacing, so it’d be like trying to put a square block into a circular hole.
I personally never tried the earlier iterations of the Titan T-2 rack, but Coop says the company’s done a great job of improving the powdercoat. Apparently, it would easily chip a few years ago, but today it looks sleek. Just a sign of how far Titan has come.
Titan T-3 Series Squat Rack
The Titan T-3 Series Short Power Rack 24" Depth will help you work out safely and efficiently while performing squats, military press, bench press, curls, shrugs, dips and more. Now includes our version 2 uprights featuring 6" side hole spacing throughout the entire uprights to add more T-3 accessories and versatility to your rack!T-3 series racks have 2"x3" steel tubes and two pull up bars, 1 1/4" & 2" diameters. It is designed specifically to fit in rooms with short ceilings as low as just 7 ft tall. The wide walk-in design offers plenty of side-to-side movement for a variety of total body exercises. On the left and right sides there are spotter bars designed to catch the barbell and help you stay safe when bench-pressing. In addition, the rack offers a total of 21 positions, helping it accommodate different heights and exercises. Includes 1 pair of official Titan J-Hooks and 2 pairs of 2" Olympic weight plate holders.Features:- Now includes version 2 uprights featuring 6" side hole spacing.- T-3 Series of Power Racks contain 2"x3" steel tubes. - 1,100 LB rackable capacity and 4,400 LB total rack capacity. - 1.25" and 2" diameter pull up bars.- Includes J-Hooks and weight holders.
My Favorite Things:
- Can pick your own height and depth option
- Can add plate storage to your squat rack
- Westside hole spacing through the bench zone
- Two pull-up bars
- May need to be bolted down to prevent any wobbling
- Some reviewers claim there’s inconsistency in quality
When we first compared the Titan T-3 to the Rogue R-3 Power Rack a few years ago, Rogue won mostly due to superior construction and stability (this was back in the day when Titan wasn’t using robotic welders). Since then, Titan has brought this rack up to industry standard and started making a cleaner looking product that anyone would be happy to have in their garage gym.
As our resident squat rack historian, aka Coop, tell us, the T-3 series is what helped Titan make its name in the industry. This style of rack can be seen in many home gyms, and the hole spacing and placement allows for more attachments than its little sibling. It also comes with a thicker steel, and a weight capacity of 1,100 pounds, which should be more than enough for most home gym owners.
One thing I personally like about the T-3 is that it comes with Westside hole spacing in the bench zone. For those who don’t know, Westside hole spacing just means the holes in the uprights are spaced 25 millimeters apart toward the bottom of the rack, and 50 millimeters at the middle and top. This helps position the barbell at a more advantageous position when you’re weightlifting, specifically during the bench press, and is thought to help you lift heavier weights (jury’s still out on that one).
Other than the Titan Series power rack, which we’ll get to in a minute, the T-3 is also the only rack that allows you to customize your rack’s height and depth to make sure it fits perfectly in your garage gym. This isn’t the most necessary thing, but it’s always nice having that option so you can truly design the home gym of your dreams.
Titan X-3 Series Squat Rack
The Titan X-3 Flat Foot Power Rack is the ultimate solution for lifters and athletes looking for a top of the line Power Rack, without having to bolt the rack to the floor!The heavy duty 11 gauge 3" x 3" uprights provide the ultimate support for max reps. Additionally, the flat foot design stabilizes the rack to the floor while allowing a walk through design.The double sided gusset plates lock the uprights in place to provide strength and support.(Pair of X-3 JHooks, pair of pipe/pin safeties and 1.25" & 2" pull up bars included.)Features: - 3" x 3" 11 gauge steel uprights. - Flat foot design keeps the 343 lbs rack stable without bolting to the floor. - Fat (2") and skinny (1.25") pull up bars included. - Walk through design. - Laser cut upright holes with Westside hole spacing. - Pair of UHMW padded X-3 J-Hooks included.
My Favorite Things:
- Square post design allows attachments on any side
- Most companies’ attachments will work with it
- Built with thick, 3×3, 11-gauge steel
- At under $600 (without weight plate holders), it’s one of the best value squat racks out there
- No option to customize depth
- Ironically, not compatible with some Titan rack accessories
- Some complaints of parts being scratched during shipping
The Titan X-3 is essentially the T-3, with two very noticeable differences. The first is that Titan uses 3-by-3, 11-gauge steel, which is a more heavy-duty steel that will last for quite a while (if well taken care of). More importantly, it comes with a square-post design with holes on every side of the uprights.
This means you can place attachments on any side of the rack, and also use just about any type of attachment from every company. That’s actually the case with most racks like this, with the REP PR-4000 being an example of something similar to this rack. Most companies are making their attachments to fit this kind of hole spacing and placement, so it’s possible to have a Titan rack with REP Fitness or Rogue attachments.
Here’s the weird thing: It actually might not work with some Titan attachments, specifically those made for the T-2 or T-3 series. Some reviewers have complained that some attachments aren’t compatible because the hole spacing is different on the earlier racks than on this one. Titan makes plenty of accessories that work with the X-3, so it shouldn’t be that much of an issue for people looking to customize their rack.
At under $600, if you don’t go for the weight plate holders, this is one of the best values for a squat rack out at this price point. The 1,650 rackable capacity is way more than any home gym athlete would ever need, it’s made with durable steel, and has nearly endless customization options.
Titan Series Squat Rack
At Titan Fitness, we strive to provide our customers with three things:-Affordable Prices to allow you to outfit your gym with more options than you could with the competition. -High Quality products to ensure your gym will last even with the toughest of workouts. -Fast Delivery and FREE Shipping!We kept these principles in mind when designing our newest rack and needed a name that embodied these values, so we aptly named it the TITAN.The TITAN rack offers the highest quality of any Titan Fitness rack to date and is sure to be the centerpiece of any home gym or box!Features: - 3" x 3" 11 Gauge Tubing and bolt-together design. - Includes (2) 1" Diameter Pins w/ 1.5" Pipes for a heavy-duty pin and pipe safety system. - Includes (4) Bolt-On Weight Plate Holders. - Includes (4) Band Pegs. - Includes a pair (2) Sandwich J-Hooks. - No longer fret over placing attachments on the uprights and crossmembers at different hole locations with numbered laser cut holes throughout the uprights and lower crossmembers. - Keyhole side spacing lets a wide array of attachments to be used on your TITAN rack. - Our beefiest hardware yet, 1" bolts provide the most peace of mind to date. - Max height of 94" for pull-up bar.
My Favorite Things:
- Built with thick, 3×3, 11-gauge steel
- Highly customizable
- Comes in different sizes and color options
- Comes with band pegs
- May not work with all companies’ accessories
- Doesn’t come included with safety bars or spotter arms
- Not budget-friendly, and could cost more than $1,000 depending on customizations
We’re going to start by saying that there’s very little need for any home gym owner to own a squat rack like the Titan Series rack. This is more like something you’d see in a top-tier college sports team’s gym than someone’s garage, but some people want the creme de la gym in life (and there’s nothing wrong with that).
It can also be for the person who wants to customize everything about their rack. Not only can you choose your height and depth, but you can pick between a crossmember nameplate or a 2-inch fat pull-up bar, pick your desired J-hook style, and even choose what color you want the uprights to be (they have black, blue, yellow, red, white, and gray).
One interesting note is that these uprights are the one’s Coop has on his Frankenstein rack (a rack built from different parts from several companies). They’re made with thick 3-by-3, 11-gauge steel and the holes are like keyholes rather than the typical circle. There’s also laser-cut numbers throughout the uprights (the only Titan rack to feature this).
This rack starts at a little under $900, and goes up to around $1,150 depending on how you customize it.
Speaking of customizations, you should know the width of this rack, from post to post, is 48 inches. Similar racks have varying widths, and that’s going to impact what kind of accessories you’ll be able to use with it.
Coop’s a big fan of this rack, but if you’re looking for something in this realm, he recommends the REP PR-5000, as it comes with more customizations and, depending on how you customize it, may be a little cheaper (both companies offer free shipping).
Titan Squat Stands
Titan X-3 Squat Stand
The Titan X-3 Squat Stand is our answer for weightlifters and athletes wanting a serious squat stand.The heavy-duty 11 gauge 3"x3" uprights are rated at over 1,000 lb. The laser-cut uprights also feature the Westside hole pattern through the bench zone, and 2" spaced holes above and below for easy adjustments.The flat foot design stabilizes the squat stand while allowing ample room for your bench.We offer our X-3 Series Squat Stands in a Short (72") Model and a Tall (92") to fit your gym needs. Our Tall Model includes a pull up bar.Features: - X-3 3"x3" 11 gauge steel uprights - Westside hole pattern through bench zone - 2" hole spacing above and below. - 1,000 + lb capacity - Pair of UHMW lined X-3 JHooks included - Double-sided gusset plates - Standard 1.25" Pull up bar included - Mounted at your preferred height.Specifications: - Height: 92" - Width: 49" - Depth: 48" - Product Weight: 170 lb - Finish: Black Power Coating - Floor Space: 16.3 sq ft (49" x 48")
OK, a quick word on Titan’s squat stands. Right now, Titan offers two squat stands: the T-3 Series and the X-3 Series. These are, essentially, squat stand versions of the racks of the same names.
We’re sure you already know this, but for those who don’t know a squat stand is essentially just two free-standing towers that are connected by a stand. You can’t do pull-ups on it, and there’s no weight plate storage but it can hold a loaded barbell in place and let you lift weights.
The T-3 Series comes in three options: short (72 inches), tall (92.5 inches), and independent (which doesn’t have a stand connecting the two towers). The independent is a great choice for those in really small home gyms who still want to do some strength training, but you sacrifice stability for portability.
The X-3 Series comes in a short (71 inch) and tall (93 inch) height options. Like the power rack that shares its name, the X-3 squat stand features 3×3 11-gauge steel, and holes all around the uprights for more attachments.
Each squat stand also comes with half-rack extensions kits, which allow you to turn your stand into a half rack if desired. This allows for a little more storage and pull-up capabilities.
Which Titan Fitness Rack Should You Buy?
If you were to ask Coop which Titan rack he’d recommend to most home gym owners, he’d say the X-3 Series, and I personally agree. You can use just about any attachment with it, it’s made with highly durable materials, and its weight capacity is more than enough for the average home gym owner, as well as those who are above-average.
The Titan T-3 Series is great, but we wouldn’t recommend it over the X-3 just because it doesn’t have the square-post design or optimal hole placement. And the Titan Series rack is a little too over-the-top, even if it’s a really nice rack.
We say we’d recommend it for most home gym owners, because the X-3 just may not work for some home gym owners. You should always make your decision based on how much space you have and your budget.
Titan Fitness can be reached via phone, or by going to their website and submitting a form. There’s also a live chat option on the bottom right of the home page.
Returns, Financing, Warranty
Titan Fitness allows any product to be returned 30 days after delivery for any reason. You’ll get a full refund, minus shipping.
You can apply to finance any Titan product by visiting its website and selecting a monthly payment plan that works for you.
Every Titan rack comes with a 1-year warranty, which is better than nothing but also not the best. Rogue, for example, offers a lifetime warranty on some of its racks.
Titan T-2 Series
The Titan T-2 series has a 4.8 average rating with 114 reviews, and no review below 4 stars. People love that it’s affordable, and easy to assemble.
There were some complaints of parts arriving to customers in poor condition.
Titan T-3 Series
The Titan T-3 Series has a 4.9 average rating with 53 reviews, and no review below 4 stars. Some people have called it a “perfect” rack, and the only complaints were about the complicated assembly process.
Titan X-3 Series
The Titan X-3 Series has a 4.8 average rating with 27 reviews. Those who loved it say it’s sturdy, highly customizable, and easy to assemble.
The main complaints are about the product arriving in poor condition, specifically the uprights being scratched from rubbing against other parts during shipping.
The Titan Series rack only has two reviews, both of which are a perfect 5 stars.
Final Verdict of Our Titan Squat Rack Reviews
Titan has come a long way since their early days, and they’re now a force to be reckoned with in the home gym industry. Are they as high-quality as the Rogue’s of the fitness world? Not really, but they’re also not trying to be. As Coop likes to say, there’s not that much of a difference between many racks (besides where they’re made), and many of Titan’s are knock-offs of the bigger companies.
But, they work and will serve any home gym user really well.
Titan Fitness Squat Racks FAQs
Is Titan Fitness a real company?
Yes, they are! Titan Fitness is based out of Memphis, Tennessee, but has all of their products imported from other countries. This is one of the ways they’re able to keep their costs down and offer budget-friendly equipment.
Do Titan accessories fit Rogue?
Rogue Fitness accessories will work with Titan Fitness Racks. Titan accessories will NOT work with Rogue racks.
Are squat racks worth it?
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