Squats are one of the best all-around exercises for athletes. Not only do they work out your legs, but the back, core and stabilizer muscles gain strength as well.
Squat racks and squat cages are a necessary piece of equipment if you want to go heavy.
While you could purchase one online, a homemade squat stand is a fraction of the cost. It’s the best choice if you want to build a gym on a budget. In this article, we’re going to show you the best wooden DIY squat racks and share the plans to build them.
The cheapest and simplest design on our list is this squat rack by HomeMadeStrength. While we wouldn't recommend this for someone lifting hundreds of pounds, it is a solid build for the amateur lifter.
This squat rack can be constructed for under $50 and stores easily in small spaces.