Home gym question - power rack or half rack?
Hi can anyone help me with this. Currently setting up modest home gym in my tiny garage. Would like to get a full power cage but a ‘half rack’ cage is more realistic given the space.
All the online articles comparing pros and cons say that you can do loads more exercises with a full cage but I can’t think of any. The half cage has safety bars and a bar across the top, so fine for squats, bench presses, pull ups etc.
You can also get dip bar extensions like with a full cage.
What am I missing here?
Might come down to how you can anchor the half rack to the floor? Where a full rack would be more solid etc.
Lots of fail vids on half-racks where it tips!
You could possibly store more weight on a full rack? But I'd think a half would be fine for most stuff.
Seems a half rack can be narrower. But if its got a pull up bar at the top it sounds good. Unless you dont have ceiling room to avoid banging your head!