RACKS AND RIGS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
RXD Gear's website offers different types of exercise equipment, using the terms "rigs" and "racks" to refer to them. Both rigs and racks are used for strength training and functional fitness exercises, but there are some important differences between the two.
Design and installation of racks and rigs
A "rack" is usually a static training setup that supports specific exercises, such as squats, bench presses and deadlifts. It often consists of two vertical columns with horizontal bars on either side from which dumbbells can be hung. This allows the user to place the dumbbell at different heights for different exercises. Racks are designed to be used in a varied training environment, such as a gym or home gym. Racks can be used freestanding because the weight of the dumbbells is sufficient to hold the rack in place. This makes it a popular choice for people who train at home or for gyms that want to move their exercise equipment frequently.
A "rig" on the other hand, is a more versatile training setup that allows for a greater number of exercises. Rigs usually consist of a network of steel posts, beams and girders connected at various angles and heights. This creates a versatile training frame where the user can choose from a variety of exercises, such as pull-ups, muscle-ups, and dips. A rig offers many more options for a wider variety of exercises and can support multiple users at the same time. Unlike a rack, however, a rig must be mounted to the ground to provide stability during the workout. This usually requires professional installation and is therefore not ideal for people who want to move their workout equipment regularly.
The fact that a rack can be used freestanding makes it a more versatile and easier to install training device than a rig. Therefore, a rack is a popular choice for home use and in gyms where space is limited. On the other hand, a rig offers more options for a wider variety of exercises and can support multiple users at the same time. However, a rig is less mobile and requires professional installation to provide stability during exercise. Both training devices have their own advantages and are suitable for different training purposes.