Gym rigs are great for increasing your upper body strength, but they can also be used for other things like dead hanging (if you have a ceiling height of at least 8 feet). If you’re looking to invest in a gym rig, here are some things to consider:


A gym rig is a semi-portable, elevated rack that allows you to do pull-ups (and weighted pull-ups) anywhere.

A gym rig is a semi-portable, elevated rack that allows you to do pull-ups (and weighted pull-ups) anywhere.

  • You can train anywhere: Your house, the park, the beach—it’s all up to you. Gym rigs make it possible to take your workouts on the road.
  • They promote better form: By having a stable base of support and keeping your body in a straight line throughout the movement, these rigs help ensure the proper technique is used during each rep. This translates into safer and more effective training overall.


They can also be used for other things, like dead hanging and gymnastic handstand pushups.

You can also use your gym rig to practice dead hangs. Dead hangs are a great way to work on grip strength, which can help you with pull-ups and other movements. You can do them holding onto the rig or simply hanging from it.


Gymnastic handstand pushups are another exercise you can do on your gym rig. They’re a great way to build upper body strength and improve your fitness level.


Gym rigs take up a lot of room in your home, but if you have a basement or garage, you should consider getting one.

Before purchasing your rig, think about where you will store it in your house. You’ll need at least 7 feet by 8 feet of space for the base unit and another 20 inches on top for overhead beams and pull-up bar attachments if you’re planning on putting together an upper body machine like a chest press or lat pulldown machine as well as an ab cruncher.


If this sounds like an impossible task for your living situation, don’t worry. There are many ways around this problem. If possible (and safe), consider setting up some floor space next to a wall so that instead of taking up valuable square footage in the centre of the room, your gym can fit snugly against a wall without impeding traffic flow or disturbing others using other parts of the house during peak hours (like dinner prep time).


Rig for powerlifting

Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three main lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. Powerlifting may not be for beginners, but you can still get started with a powerlifting gym rig. Power racks are used in most commercial gyms to support heavy weightlifters and provide safety during training sessions.


Rig for CrossFit training

A rig for CrossFit training will allow you to do pull-ups, dips and muscle-ups. You can also use this rig to do push ups, handstand walks and muscle-ups. If you are interested in general gymnastics training or callisthenics exercises, you should use a different type of rig.


A good gym rig can help you smash your fitness goals, no matter what they are. Whether you’re a powerlifter or CrossFit athlete, the best type of rig to get is one that’s stable and sturdy—you want to be able to lift heavy weights without worrying about it falling apart. If you have limited space in your home (or don’t have any), you might consider getting semi-portable rigs instead.


By Grace