The XMark XM-7619 is a commercial quality squat rack, with a 400 lb weight capacity.
If you also want support for bench presses and seated military presses, there’s also enough space to position your weights bench between the uprights.
In our review, we’ll take a closer look at how the heavy-duty 11-gauge steel frame can benefit your workouts. This includes comparisons with designs in the same price range, to help you decide if the XM-7619 is the best squat rack for your own home gym.
Whether your focus is more towards bodybuilding, powerlifting, or general fitness, if you want to get stronger beyond a certain point then you will need to look at buying a squat rack, power cage, or smith machine.
With squat racks traditionally being larger pieces of exercise equipment, size becomes an important deciding factor, together with strength and cost.
While the XMark XM-7619 squat rack still requires a relatively large floor space due to being designed for 7ft Olympic sized barbells, in terms of value for money it’s actually surprisingly hard to beat.
This is even true looking at racks that are very similar in design, such as the Valor Athletics BD-6 and BD-4.
Although these are similar in the amount of space they take up and both being available for between $300 and $400, they both use very different racking styles and safety points.
The BD-6 offers safety supports that can be adjusted through 8 inches of height settings, which is useful but may be slightly limiting on some exercises.
Meanwhile the XMark XM-7619 uses two much larger safety bars attached to the main verticals of the frame, which can be adjusted through a much wider range of heights.
This does mean that you have to stay closer to the rack than with the BD-6, but with plenty of space between the supports this shouldn’t be a problem.
The gun rack style racking positions for the bar are also positioned much closer together, with more racking points to choose from (9 on the XMark rack compared to 5 on the Valor Athletics BD-6).
If you are looking for a place to keep your weight plates tidied away and within easy reach, 4 Olympic weight plate storage pegs have also been added to the back of the frame.
XMark XM-7619 Squat Rack – Features Summary
- Backed by a lifetime In-home warranty
- Heavy duty 11-gauge 2” x 3” commercial grade construction
- 400 lb. maximum load capacity
- 2 adjustable safety spotter hooks
- For use with a standard or Olympic 7-foot bar
- Olympic plate weight storage
- Ideal for in-home and light institutional use
Upper body workouts
If you are looking to take full advantage of the XMark XM-7619 squat rack then it’s important to combine it with a high quality adjustable weights bench.
When combined with an Olympic barbell, weight plates, and a weights bench, the following upper body exercises are available to include in your workouts:
- Upright rows
- Barbell rows
- Flat bench press
- Incline bench press
- Seated shoulder press
- Standing military press
If you are looking to buy a new weights bench separately from this rack, it’s worth taking a look at a design that supports the full 400 lb weight limit in addition to your bodyweight.
Lower body workouts
An important part of any fitness or weightlifting routine is developing a well balanced physique.
As part of this balanced physique it’s also important to build up your lower body, to stay in proportion to your chest, shoulders, back, and arms.
The combination of multiple racking positions and the safety rails that come with the XMark XM-7619 allows you to perform a range of lower body exercises, including squats, lunges, and calf raises.
It’s rare that we come across any piece of weightlifting or fitness equipment where we can’t find any negative reviews, but that seems to be the case with the XMark XM-7619.
While looking through popular shopping sites such as Amazon, we were only able to find customer reviews that gave this rack the full 5 star rating.
Although we would always recommend reading through as many reviews as possible to build up a better picture of any possible flaws, we’ve also summarised the most frequently mentioned positive points from these reviews in the list below.
- Wide range of safety bar positions is well suited to both bench press and squats
- Well constructed and easy to put together
- High racking points make this rack well suited to taller users of 6ft+
- Well packaged to prevent any damage in transit prior to delivery
- Strong frame
- Good customer service
- When setting the rack right up against a wall, some weights benches don’t quite sit far enough back in the upright position to perform seated shoulder presses