NV Rack – How and Why to Train with Non-Varying Resistance

The NV Rack from NV Athletics is an innovative new piece of equipment developed around the principle of Non-Varying Resistance®, which enables athletes to generate their max power output at a lighter, safer, repeatable weight.

Equipped with a unique, universal clamping mechanism, the NV Rack can be attached to any dimension of squat rack, including all Monster and Monster Lite Rogue units.

NV Rack from the front

The mechanism easily slides up and down to any position for optimal versatility (or to accommodate brackets for safety bars), and it also comes with detachable flat heads or cone heads for a quick and secure set-up. Customers without a rack can also opt to purchase a compatible NV Stand Alone Platform that enables the same general functionality.

Once set up, users can customize the NV Rack by selecting any of the tool’s 3 different extension arm positions and 4 different levels of resistance.

Advantages of the NV Rack & Non-Varying Resistance

As NV Rack inventor and company co-founder Brock Massner explains, this tool was created by streamlining three fundamental training methods already utilized in every gym.  “I loved the power development of resistance bands, the versatility of free weights, and the controlled directional force of a cable machine,” he says. “So, why not combine it all to create the ultimate fitness accessory?”

Man performing trap bar deadlift

Essentially, the NV Rack circumvents the limitations of those other resistance exercises, freeing the athlete to (1) generate maximum force, (2) maintain the same resistance level throughout a full exercise, and (3) train dynamically with the aid of greater versatility.

To put it another way, the NV Rack offers a new way to retain the benefits of lifting at a heavier load without adding additional weight. “We know that Force=Mass x Acceleration,” Massner says. “Non-Varying Resistance forces an increased acceleration at a lighter mass.

This replicates lifting a heavier mass and, in turn, creates a greater force. The greater the force, the greater the power output.”

NV Rack on white background

In addition to increasing power on desired exercises, the NV Rack can help increase muscle engagement, improve proper technique alignment, and decrease overall joint load.

NV Rack Features

  • Rack Attachment or Stand Alone Unit (with NV Platform)
  • Sold as Pair with 5 Attachments
  • Materials: Carbon Steel 2.0, Steel SPCC 5.0, Steel SPCC 3.0, Nylon + Glass Fiber
  • Height: 32” (81.28cm)
  • Width: 8.5” (21.59cm)
  • Depth: 11” (27.94cm)
  • Weight: 48 LBS (21.77 KG)
  • Clamp Mechanism works with any standard squat rack
  • Adjustable Extension Arm – 3 Settings
  • Resistance Control – 4 Settings
  • Max. Resistance: Unlimited
  • Colour: Black

What Exercises Can You Perform on the NV Rack?

Woman in gym working out

The NV Rack accommodates for a wide variety of exercises including, but not limited to:

  • Bench Press
  • Flyes
  • Squats
  • Split Squats
  • Rows
  • Cleans
  • Woodchoppers
  • Crossovers
  • Pulldowns
  • Bicep Curls
  • Pull Ups
  • Rowing

Basically anything you can perform with chains or resistance bands, you can complete with the NV Rack.

How Does Non-Varying Resistance™ Training Work?

Non-Varying Resistance™ will provide the same amount of force throughout the entire movement. This directional force will engage the right muscles, maintain proper form, and help to increase your power output.

Woman rowing

Historically, users have reaped the benefits of two types of resistance training. One being, lifting heavy loads slower, and two, lifting lighter loads faster. Non-Varying Resistance™ gives us the ability to combine and incorporate both of these principles. The NV Rack allows your body to simulate the power needed for heavier loads.

Non-Varying Resistance™ is different from free weights, resistance bands, and cable machines. Free weights govern the force output, limited by the mass being lifted. Resistance bands change in resistance level throughout the movement thus limiting your range of motion. Cable machines limit your ability to perform dynamic movements.

Non-Varying Resistance™ circumvents all three methods’ limitations. It frees you to generate maximum force, maintains the same resistance level throughout the entire exercise, and gives versatility to train dynamically.

Why is it Effective and How is it Different?

Training with Non-Varying Resistance™ allows users to train more efficiently. The benefits of being able to utilize your max power output repeatedly is the most impactful way to train.

Man working out on NV Rack.

The NV Rack allows the user to retain the benefits of lifting at a heavier load without adding additional weight.

We know that Force=Mass x Acceleration. Non-Varying Resistance™ forces an increased acceleration at a lighter mass, this replicates lifting a heavier mass and in turn creates a greater force. The greater the force, the greater the power output.

In addition to increasing power on all desired exercises, this tool will increase muscle engagement, proper technique alignment, and decreased joint load.

Embracing the Future of the Modern Squat Rack Attachment

The fitness realm is a perpetual journey of innovation, consistently seeking inventive ways to amplify workout efficiency. Anchoring the realm of strength and performance training is the Squat Rack, an undisputed cornerstone. As the market expands, a multitude of squat rack attachments vie for their place, making the selection process increasingly competitive.

The NV Rack was carefully engineered to be the ultimate squat rack attachment. Its footprint is small and delivers unmatched versatility while simultaneously replacing resistance bands for most of the regular reasons they are used. Today, we’ll delve into the array of benefits the NV Rack provides as the ultimate attachment for squat racks, and explore how it seamlessly integrates resistance to reshape your fitness routine.

Dynamic Versatility through Non-Varying Resistance

The NV Rack transcends traditional squat rack attachments by seamlessly integrating resistance band like functionality, adding a new dimension of dynamic versatility to your workouts with the click of a carabiner, instead of the convoluted knot tying or weighting down often demanded by traditional resistance bands.

While a naked squat rack offers you the bread and butter, the NV Rack empowers you to add all the condiments, enhancing your foundation and expanding your exercise horizons. By opening the door to virtually any exercise or lift you can add smooth consistent resistance to increase your speed and power.

Imagine the smoothest cable machine you have ever felt, now imagine it allows you to be explosive and dynamic like resistance bands would, and make it capable of being used with all of your free weight exercises.

That’s the NV Rack transformation of your Squat Rack.

Compact Space Utilization

For those navigating the constraints of smaller fitness spaces, or attempting to maximize the functional space of your Squat Rack, optimization is a constant challenge.

Fitness equipment

The NV Rack directly addresses this concern through its compact design, serving as an efficient alternative to bulkier equipment; or loads of smaller equipment cobbled together to replace its functionality.

Acting as a replacement for resistance bands in the vast majority of situations, and the perfect compliment to them in the rest, it magnifies the capabilities of your gym while conserving precious space.

The NV Rack emerges as the perfect solution to enhance your workout environment without compromising on quality or resistance-based gains.

Elevated Safety with Resistance Integration

Safety takes precedence in any fitness routine, a principle seamlessly incorporated into the NV Rack’s design.

The inclusion of simple and secure safety mechanisms coupled with the integration of resistance band capabilities, ensures that your workouts are not only effective but also injury free.

Be it heavy lifts or intricate exercises, the NV Rack stands as a dependable platform that mitigates the risk of injuries, redefining safety standards in resistance-integrated training.

Tailored Advancement for Every Fitness Tier

Recognizing the diverse trajectories of fitness journeys, the NV Rack caters to varying skill levels through its versatility and revolutionary roll out of Non-Varying Resistance for every Squat Rack in the weight room.

Acting as the quintessential resistance band replacement, this Squat Rack attachment seamlessly adapts to users of all proficiencies, be it newcomers or seasoned athletes.

The NV Rack’s flexibility ensures it aligns with your goals, serving as a welcoming asset for enthusiasts of different backgrounds and aspirations.


In an era characterized by innovation’s ceaseless march, the NV Rack emerges as a testament to fitness equipment’s evolution.

Through its amalgamation of resistance band functionality and squat rack attachment, it boasts dynamic versatility, space-conscious design, advanced safety features, and universal customization.

By integrating the NV Rack into your fitness journey, you’re not only embracing equipment; you’re embracing a transformational resistance-fueled experience that reimagines strength training. Elevate your Squat Rack with the ultimate attachment, and embrace the imminent future of fitness by redefining resistance with your NV Rack.

NV Athletics Warranty Policy

NV Athletics (“the Company”) warrants that the NV Rack (“the Product”) will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase (“Warranty Period”).

If the Product fails to conform to this warranty during the Warranty Period, the Company will, at its sole discretion, either repair or replace the defective Product or refund the purchase price paid for the defective Product.

NV Athletics (“the Company”) warrants that the bungees (“the Product”) will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of three (6) months from the date of purchase (“Warranty Period”).

If the Product fails to conform to this warranty during the Warranty Period, the Company will, at its sole discretion, either repair or replace the defective Product or refund the purchase price paid for the defective Product.

This warranty does not cover cosmetic damages, including but not limited to scratches, dents, and blemishes that do not affect the unit’s functionality. This warranty also does not cover damages caused by misuse, abuse, neglect, accident, modification, or other external causes.

To obtain warranty service, you must first contact NV Athletics and provide proof of purchase. If NV Athletics determines that the Product is defective, NV Athletics will issue a Return Merchandise Authorization (“RMA”) number. The RMA number must be included with the returned Product. The Product must be returned to NV Athletics in its original packaging or in packaging that provides equivalent protection. The Product must be shipped to NV Athletics freight prepaid.

This warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original purchaser of the Product. This warranty is the sole and exclusive warranty for the Product and supersedes all other warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

The Company shall not be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to lost profits, downtime, goodwill, damage to or replacement of other equipment and property, and any costs of recovering, reprogramming, or reproducing any program or data stored in or used with the Product.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

This warranty is governed by the laws of the state of Iowa, USA, without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles. Any legal action arising out of or relating to this warranty or the Product must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues.

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