Rack Attachments

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Squat & power rack attachments

Are you looking to maximize your squat rack's potential? Our collection of high-quality rack attachments is designed to transform your home gym experience.

With options ranging from essential J-hooks to multi-grip pull-up bars, we have everything you need to take your training to the next level. Don't settle for a basic setup when you can customize your rack to suit your specific needs.

Our carefully curated selection of rack attachments allows you to create a truly personalized workout space that caters to all your fitness goals.

Our heavy-duty J-cups securely hold your barbell during squats, bench presses, and other lifts. These barbell J hooks provide a stable base for heavy loads and have a protective lining to keep your barbell scratch-free.

For upper-body workouts, our squat rack multi grip pull-up bar attachment offers various hand positions to target different muscle groups. It allows for wide-grip pull-ups, neutral-grip chin-ups, and more.

Our landmine attachment for barbell adds variety to your training. It's great for rotational movements, core work, and unilateral exercises like landmine presses and rows.
The band pegs for power rack let you add resistance bands to exercises like squats and bench presses. They're built to handle intense tension for safe, effective workouts.

Our dip bar attachment for squat rack helps build upper body strength. It lets you do dips safely, working your chest, triceps, and shoulders.
All our attachments are built to last and easy to install or remove. They expand your workout options and set you up for long-term fitness success.

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Attachments

Upgrade your rack with premium attachments.

Premium rack attachments

Transform your workout experience and unlock the full potential of your squat rack with our range of high-quality attachments.

Whether you're setting up a home gym or equipping a commercial fitness center, these carefully designed additions will expand your exercise options and enhance your training efficiency.

From essential safety features to versatile strength-building tools, our collection caters to all fitness levels and goals.

Discover how these durable, easy-to-install attachments can help you create a customized workout space that challenges you and supports your progress every step of the way.

J-cups

Also known as J-hooks or sandwich j-cups, they are engineered to securely hold your barbell during squats, bench presses, and other lifts.

These j cups for squat rack and j cups for power rack provide the stability and security you need for your weightlifting routine.

Crafted from durable materials, these J-cups provide a stable base for even the heaviest loads. Whether you're using them in a squat rack or power rack, they're designed to withstand intense workouts and heavy weights.

The protective lining ensures your barbell stays scratch-free, maintaining its condition for years to come.

This feature is precious for those investing in quality equipment for their home gym or commercial fitness center.

With our J-cups, you can focus on your lift without worrying about equipment stability.

Multi grip pull-up bar

Take your upper body workouts seriously with our multi-grip pull-up bar.
This rack pull up bar attachment offers a variety of hand positions, allowing you to target different muscle groups and perfect your form.

Our multi grip pull up bar is designed to enhance your workout routine, featuring wide-grip pull-ups for broader back development, neutral-grip chin-ups to engage your biceps, and close-grip options for targeting your inner back muscles.

This pull up bar attachment expands the range of bodyweight exercise you can perform.

Easily install it on your existing Iron Bull Strength rack to instantly expand your workout options. Challenge yourself with different grips to stimulate muscle growth and improve upper body strength.

Upgrade your home gym with this essential multi-grip pull-up bar and unlock new potential in your training regimen.

Safety spotter arms

Safety should never be compromised, especially when working out alone. That's where our adjustable safety spotter arms come in.

These robust squat rack spotter arms offer peace of mind during heavy lifts, allowing you to push your limits without fear.

The spotter arms can be easily adjusted to accommodate various exercises and heights, providing a versatile safety solution for your home gym.

Train with intensity, knowing you have a reliable safety net in place.

Landmine attachment

Enhance your workout routine with our landmine attachment for barbells. This adaptable instrument expands your exercise options, focusing on rotational movements, core work, and unilateral training.

The landmine attachment for the barbell enables a variety of exercises, including landmine presses and Russian twists.

Using a landmine attachment for the rack, you can perform exercises that engage muscles from unique angles. This promotes balanced development and improves functional strength.

The landmine row attachment is particularly effective for targeting your back muscles while providing stability and control.

Our landmine attachment is designed to fit seamlessly with your existing equipment. It's a valuable tool for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone looking to diversify their strength training approach.

Exercise band pins

Enhance your workouts with our zinc-plated exercise band pins. These attachments securely anchor resistance bands to your rack, adding variable resistance to exercises like squats, bench presses, and rows.

By altering the resistance curve, you can focus on specific sticking points and promote new muscle growth.

Our band pegs for power racks are engineered to withstand intense tension, ensuring safe and effective workouts. Whether you're using light band pins for assistance or monster band pegs for maximum resistance, these attachments can handle the load.

Band pins' versatility makes them essential for any strength training setup. They allow you to increase tension in squats, add accommodating resistance to bench presses, or create unique challenges for rows and pull-ups.

Compatible with all or our racks, these ban pins are ideal for home gyms and commercial fitness centers alike.

Incorporate variable resistance into your training to break through plateaus and continually challenge your muscles.

Dip bar attachment

Upgrade your workout routine with our dip bar attachment for power rack.

This solid add-on allows you to perform dips and other upper body exercises using your existing equipment.

The dip bar attachment for squat rack is designed to fit securely on all of our standard racks, providing a stable platform for building strength in your chest, triceps, and shoulders.

Our squat rack dip bar attachment is built to withstand intense workouts, whether you're just starting out or you're an experienced lifter.

It's quick and easy to install or remove, letting you adapt your workout on the fly.
By adding this attachment to, you'll get more value from your home gym without needing extra floor space.

It's also an excellent dip bar attachment for commercial gyms looking to offer more exercise options to their clients. Incorporating dips into your routine with these dip bar attachments will help you target key upper body muscles and boost your overall strength.

It's a straightforward way to add variety and challenge to your workouts, all while using equipment you already have.

POWER RACK SAFETY STRAPS VS BARS

For people who lift weights in a garage gym, the fear of being crushed under the bar is ever-present. That fear can hold them back from pushing themselves to the limit and achieving their strength potential.

The solution to this problem is a secure safety mechanism built into your power rack. The two most common power rack safety features are safety straps and bars. They’re both designed to catch the weight if a lift goes wrong. Yet they do so in different ways.

UNDERSTANDING POWER RACK SAFETY MECHANISMS

If you are a serious home lifter, you must prioritize your safety. That means you need some sort of power rack to perform squats, overhead presses, and Olympic lifts. Central to the design of a power rack is a safety mechanism to catch the bar if you can’t complete a lift.

The most obvious reason to have a reliable safety mechanism built into your power rack is to prevent injury. However, even if you never actually use the safety mechanism, this feature will still benefit you.

Simply knowing that you have a reliable safety mechanism in place allows you to push to your limits without the fear of injury. This translates to higher PRs, especially on squats.

I usually squat on a rack with safety straps. Yet, on the odd occasion that I train legs in a gym without power racks with built-in safeties, I can’t use the same amount of weight. There’s a mental barrier there that holds me back.

Related: 12 Best Squat Rack Exercises You Should Try

A reliable safety mechanism also provides training independence. You don’t need to rely on a training partner to spot you when squatting with heavy weight.

There are two main types of power rack safety mechanisms:

  1. Safety Bars
  2. Safety Straps

Safety bars

Safety bars, also known as safety pins or rods, are solid metal bars between the power rack’s frame uprights. These bars are extremely strong to catch a falling loaded Olympic barbell.

The power rack has a series of pre-drilled holes for the safety bars. You can adjust the bar placement to suit the lift and your height. Some safety bar designs feature a pin and pipe system, where a pin goes through the rack’s uprights, and a pipe sits over the pin. This provides an extra layer of security, locking the bar in place.

The bars provide a physical barrier to catch the bar if a lift is not completed. When setting up for the lift, the user should position the safety bar height slightly lower than the lowest point of the bar during a lift. So, for a squat, the safety bar would be set a few inches lower than shoulder level when you’re in the bottom of the squat.

If you are unable to complete the lift, you can safely lower the barbell onto the safety bars. In the squat example, you can simply allow the bar to roll off your back and onto the safety bars.

Safety Bar Pros:

  • Strength and Durability: Safety bars are constructed from solid steel; they can handle very heavy loads, making them suitable for powerlifters and other strength athletes.
  • Simple and Reliable: Safety bars' basic design makes them easy to use. Once set in place for an exercise, they don’t need extra adjustment or maintenance.

Safety Bar Cons:

  • Rigid construction: Being made from solid steel, safety bars are inflexible. This may impede your range of movement on some exercises, like deadlifts or bent-over rows.
  • Jarring Impact: Safety bars are solid, so there is no give when the barbell hits them. This may result in a jarring impact on the weight lifter and damage to the barbell.

Safety straps

Safety straps have the same function as safety bars: to catch the weight if you fail on a rep. They are also placed between the frame uprights. The difference is that they are constructed from high-strength nylon or a similar durable material. The straps are attached to the frame uprights at adjustable points, providing the same customization as safety bars.

Straps are designed to provide the give and flexibility that are absent from safety bars. This allows them to absorb the impact of a dropped barbell, resulting in a softer catch than a rigid safety bar.

They're wider than safety bars. They are adjustable in length and can be set at different heights on the power rack frame. The straps are secured to the uprights with heavy-duty pins or bolts to keep them securely in place.

The setup is similar to that of safety bars. Adjust the height of the straps to just below the lowest point of the bar during the lift.

Safety Strap Pros:

  • Flexibility and Shock Absorption: The safety straps flex when the bar lands on them. This helps to absorb the shock, reducing the impact on the barbell and the lifter.
  • Adjustable: Safety straps can be adjusted to a range of heights and angles, making them suitable for users of different heights and a variety of exercises.

Safety Strap Cons:

  • Wear and Tear: Safety straps are not as durable as safety bars. Over time, they may wear out significantly if heavy weights are regularly dropped on them.

IRON BULL POWER RACK SAFETY OPTIONS

We manufacture a wide range or racks and rigs:

SR1 SQUAT RACK

Starting from $600

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SR2 SQUAT RACK

Starting from $900

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HR1 HALF RACK

Starting from $850

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The following safety mechanisms are available as attachments for these racks:

SAFETY STRAPS

24" / 30" / 36" / 40"

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SAFETY SPOTTER ARMS

25 inches in length, 3 x 3” square laser-cut steel

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HR1 HALF RACK

10” (H) x 1.5” (W) designed to 1in and 2in Barbells/Specialty Bars

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

Having considered the pros and cons of the two main power rack safety mechanisms, let’s drill deeper by comparing them in relation to four key features:

  1. Strength and Durability
  2. Flexibility and Range of Motion
  3. Ease of Use and Set Up
  4. Safety and Reliability

STRENGTH AND DURABILITY

Being made from solid steel, safety bars are extremely strong. They are ideal for powerlifters and others who like super heavy weights. Bars are also very durable and can take many years without significant wear or tear.

Safety straps can also handle very heavy weights. However, their strength is not as absolute as a steel bar. They are designed to flex under load, which can distribute the force more evenly.

Safety straps may wear out over time. You’ll need to inspect them regularly and possibly replace them to ensure your ongoing safety.

Winner: Safety Bars

FLEXIBILITY AND RANGE OF MOTION

Safety bars are rigid and inflexible, which can impede the user’s range of motion during some exercises. On the other hand, straps have natural flexibility to absorb impact. They are less likely to get in the way when doing exercises such as deadlifts or bent-over rows.

Winner: Safety Straps

EASE OF USE AND SETUP

Safety bars are straightforward to set up. You simply slide them into position and secure them with pins. Straps take a little more time. Depending on the design, you may have to loop them around the uprights or secure them with pins or bolts.

Winner: Safety Bars

SAFETY AND RELIABILITY

The solid construction of safety bars makes them inherently reliable. However, their lack of flexibility may cause a jarring effect. This could potentially damage the barbell and may cause injury to the user.

Safety straps are also very reliable. Their flexibility provides a ‘gentler’ catch of the bar. However, you will have to regularly inspect your straps for wear and tear to ensure they are up to the job.

Winner: Safety Bars

MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE

In the above head-to-head comparisons, safety bars appear on top three out of four times. However, this can be a little misleading.

The fact that safety bars are more robust and more durable doesn’t mean that you will have a problem with straps. We are talking about degrees of efficiency here. Most users will never have an issue with straps in terms of being unable to handle a dropped weight.

The one area where straps have it all over bars provides a gentler landing for the dropped bar. This is a significant factor. It’s not going to take too many dropped one-rep max squat attempts with safety bars for your pristine barbell to start getting scratched and dented.

If you are a hardcore powerlifter who needs the absolute best regarding safety mechanism strength, you should choose safety bars. However, for most home gym power rack users, safety straps are more comfortable, provide more give, and make lifting failures less painful.

No power or squat rack is complete without a reliable safety mechanism to catch the bar if a lift fails. While safety bars are more robust and durable, most users will find that safety straps provide a more comfortable, giving, and versatile overall experience. That’s why we advocate safety straps for all but the most hardcore powerlifters and strength athletes.

Explore the Iron Bull safety straps today and invest in your lifting safety and performance!