The Benefits of Power Cages and Squat Racks
Although at a quick glance they might not look like they do much, power cages are actually more advanced than multi-gyms and offer more options. Unlike multi-gyms, which deliver fixed exercises, power cages offer complete freedom of movement. This means that you need to know the moves you want to perform. There is more responsibility on you, and a power cage will require you to use a barbell with weights, which are not usually provided with the power cage. Weight load capacities are higher than on multi-gyms, so you are able to lift heavier and progress further. There are many add-ons for power cages, from lat bars to utility benches, which may or may not be included when you buy the product.
The exercises you can perform on a power cage include: chest press, back squat, seated shoulder press (a bench is required), pull ups, dips, deadlifts and more.
Choose a power cage or squat rack if:
• You are an experienced lifter – a power cage is not suited to a beginner
• You want to lift heavier (multi-gyms offer approximately a 95kg weight stack)
• You want freedom of movement
• You want more advanced training with responsibility on you