Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage Review

A Power Rack is a piece of essential gym equipment for people who lift weights. The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage is one of the best entry-level power racks available in the market. This essential piece of gym equipment works by provides a mechanical spotter for weight barbell exercises.

The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage comes with multiple exercise options that help build the upper back and shoulder muscles. A power rack is also useful in building arm muscles such as the biceps and triceps. You can perform a multitude of exercises such as Triceps Extensions, Lat Pull Over, Wide Lat Pull Down, etc.

The best feature of the Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage is its ability to allow unrestricted movement of the body. The equipment is perfect for gym enthusiasts who like to lift weights to tone their muscles. The structure of the power cage is designed to be fit in a house with normal height ceilings.

Assembly

Each part of the Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage comes individually wrapped up for added protection. The assembly of the product is fairly easy. The product comes with clear and concise assembly instructions. You will get all the materials required to assemble the power rack.

Bolting the rack to the floor is optional. The choice may depend upon your weight, height, exercise level, and various other factors. It comes with 19 adjustment holes that allow you to customize the rack according to your body build.

Technical Information and Dimensions of the Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage

Packaging Dimensions

  • Length: 80 inches
  • Width: 13 inches
  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Weight: 137 pounds

Assembled Dimensions

  • Length: 46.5 inches
  • Width: 35 inches
  • Height: 84.5 inches
  • Weight: 54 pounds
  • Weight Plate Capacity: 270 pounds
  • Total Weight Capacity: 800 pounds

The power cage comes with a 46.5 wide footprint and goes up to the height of 84.5 inches, where the highest pull-up bar is located. The top of the cage is at 79 inches, with the topmost bar situated approximately 5 inches above this point. The workout area is located between the pipe posts, and the space provided is enough for a regular person.

The workout area between the outer dimensions is 42 inches wide and 28 inches deep. The power rack is stable without bolting and has a good weight balance that allows weight lifters to exercise without the fear of the rack tipping over.

The frame of the Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage is made out of 14-gauge steel to provide stability and increase longevity. The safety bars have 19 adjustable levels, which make the product compatible with a wide range of users. The power rack also comes with a weight bench, having a capacity of 1000 pounds.

Design and Structure

The Fitness Reality 810XLT has been designed while keeping in mind the needs of people who prefer to workout at home. Therefore, the design elements are fairly basic and not very technical. Even without the provision for bolting the rack to the floor, it is quite stable. 

The fitness rack comes with steel tubing of 2 inches by 2 inches, which helps keep it stable. Ideally, the weight of power racks should be around 200 pounds. However, within the price range of the Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage, the 133 pounds rack is a good option.

The weight of the rack is on the lower end of the spectrum; however, the good build quality and the impressive weight balance provides a good amount of stability. It is possible that the rack starts to tilt forward during some heavy exercises. The best way to avoid this is to work inside the dimensions of the rack. This will prevent the equipment from tilting or falling over.

Features 

Weight Plate Capacity of 270 pounds

The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage has an impressive weight plate capacity of 270 pounds. The power rack comes equipped with pulley systems that allow high latitude and low row systems.

Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage - Weight Plates Capacity of 270 pounds

One of the best features of the Fitness Reality Power Cage is the excellent build quality. The rack has incredible tensile strength and is made up of nylon coated cable that provides strength and stability.

Chrome Guide Rails

The chrome guide rail is another notable feature of the Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage. The 2 inches by 2 inches chrome guide rail allows the rack to glide easily and provide a smooth and effortless operation. The rails are also supported by the Ball Bearing Pulley Systems. The advanced pulley system will make exercising smooth and straightforward.

Weight Plate Post

The power cage comes with additional accessories such as the 6.5 inches long weight plate storage posts. The Fitness Reality 810XLT also comes with two 1-inch spring clip collars that fix the weight plates in position to allow a smooth exercise session. 

These accessories can be used on their own or can be paired up with Olympic or standard weight plates. You can purchase the weight plates separately. An Olympic Adapter Sleeve would be required to use the Olympic weight plates with this power rack.

Bench Space

The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage comes with an additional space that allows the installation of benches for seated exercises. The lower rear crossbar has been extended to allow this inclusion.

Foam Rollers

The Fitness Reality Power Cage comes with Foam Rollers to help you hold your legs down securely. These rollers are useful while doing Latissimus Dorsi (commonly known as ‘Lat’) pull-down exercises and are adjustable. You can customize the height and distance of the rollers according to your body type.

Bars for Lat Exercises and Low Row

The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage can be sued to build the muscles of the upper back, the shoulder, and specifically the arms (triceps and biceps). A 39-inch Lat Bar and a 20-inch low row bar comes along with the power cage to help you do exercises that build the specific muscles.

These Lat exercises and low row bars will enable you to do exercises such as Lat Pull Over, Lat Pull Down, and Triceps Extensions.

Compatible with other Fitness Reality Products

The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage can be used individually or can be paired up with other Fitness Reality products such as the Utility Neches, Weight Plates, etc.

Pros

  • The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage is affordable when compared to other products available in the market.
  • It can hold up to 800 pounds of weight.
  • The structure of the power rack is sturdy, and you can even use it without bolting to the floor.
  • Quick assembly with easy-to-understand instructions.
  • Manufacturing defects in the product are covered under a one-year limited warranty.
  • The power rack comes with weight plate storage.
  • The quality of the rack is top-notch for the price.
  • The rack is wide and allows plenty of space for various types of exercises.
  • The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage comes with two safety bars that are adjustable. The bars are also compatible with 7-inch Olympic bars.

Cons

  • The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage comes with the basic attachments only. All other essential attachments must be purchased separately.
  • The total height of the product is restrictive. It isn’t a good option for people who are over 6 feet in height.
  • The power rack is quick big in size and requires a lot of space for storage.
  • It has to be kept away from any walls due to the position of the weight plate storage.
  • The location of the weight plate storage also makes the transition between weights a slow process.
  • The 3-inch hole spacing is inadequate for benching exercises and maybe a problem for some people.
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Alternatives

If you are looking for something other than what the Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage can offer, these are some of the alternatives.

  • Titan X-6 Series Power Rack
  • Rogue RML-490C Power Rack
  • Rogue R-4 Power Rack
  • Bells of Steel Residential Power Rack 4.1
  • Best Fitness BFPR100 Rack

Final Verdict

The Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage is unmatched in the features it offers for the price it is sold at. The impressive weight capacity of 800 pounds and additional features such as the weight plate holders, pulley system, foam rollers make it one of the most value for money weight training equipment in the market.

The overall build quality of the rack is fairly good. The additional add-ons that can be added to the mainframe and equipment are also useful. These additions are often seen only in high-end power racks but can be added to the Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage.

This Fitness Reality Rack offers a wide range of options that will satisfy almost all weight trainers. The product is equipped with multiple safety features. You can easily complete a full-body workout using this power rack, which is a bonus for all fitness enthusiasts.