FAQ

Customer support: (847) 979-0176 / support@versaspot.com

Frequently asked questions:

1. Will this fit my rack? 

Ans. There are TWO versions of VersaSpot: 1) VersaSpot LS (Large Studs) and 2) VersaSpot SS (Small Studs).

VersaSpot LS has 0.875″ studs (7/8″) or 2.22 cm. This is designed to fit racks with standard 1″ holes but will work across a hole diameter range of 0.9″ to 1.3″ (2.29 cm to 3.30 cm).

VersaSpot SS has 0.500″ studs (1/2″) or 1.27 cm. This is designed to fit racks with 5/8″ holes but will work across a hole diameter range of 0.55″ to 0.75″ (1.40 cm to 1.91 cm). For Rogue Fitness racks, their product line with 5/8″ is called Monster Lite or Infinity series and will require the VersaSpot SS to fit these models or any other rack with equivalently sized holes.

2. What comes in the box?

Ans: VersaSpot® comes with only the adapter that is shown installed in the rack. It consists of main VersaSpot® unit with holders for (2) dumbbells, acme threaded studs, and threaded collars/nuts for firm attachment. NOTE! The power rack to which VersaSpot® attaches to, as well as adjustable bench, and dumbbells are sold separately.

VersaSpot can source power-rack, adjustable bench, and dumbbells at the lowest possible cost – please contact us at support@versaspot.com if you are interested in having us order extra equipment and have it delivered to your gym!

3. If you can’t lift the weight using the traditional technique, isn’t it too much weight?

Ans. This is a question, often times in the form of a negative statement, that we get quite a bit. At VersaSpot, we believe that the reason people are lifting less dumbbell weight is simply because of the approach being used. Here’s the approach we take to convincing people that the VersaSpot may be the ideal approach for heavy dumbbell movements: consider the barbell bench press and the following scenario. What if you were trying to bench press without using a bench press rack found in every gym today? What if you performed that barbell bench press like you currently are doing dumbbell presses? That is, by bending down and deadlifting the barbell to the waist level, sitting down on the bench, and laying back while using a jerking motion and momentum to “fling” or “jerk” the bar back to the starting position. I think everyone would agree that this would be greatly limiting to how much weight you could lift on the barbell flat press. In fact, if that was the case, no-one would probably ever make it past the 225 lb barrier. Regardless of how much weight could be done using that approach, the point is that it would be GREATLY limiting when compared to the approach where you load the weight on the barbell bench press rack and perform the exercise as we all do today. So why do we still do dumbbell presses in the manner described? That’s the question that has inspired VersaSpot over the past 10 years to develop the ultimate, lowest cost, highest quality adapter so that people can start performing these dumbbell presses (incline, decline, and flat) in the most efficient manner while truly pushing their true potential in how much they can physically perform. Trust us, you have NO idea what you’re capable of performing until you try the VERSASPOT® approach!

4. How much does the unit weigh?

Ans. 28 lbs

5. Can VersaSpot be shipped internationally?

Ans. Currently VersaSpot is set up to only ship within the US through or web outlets. However, there may be options for higher quantity international orders. Please contact support@versaspot.com if you are an international customer considering batch orders.

6. Is re-racking the dumbbells dangerous?

Ans. VersaSpot has been incorporated with units at gyms and fitness centers all over the USA. There has never been a single injury or accident reported from any of our customers using our equipment. That said, we often have customers explaining how they had some anxiety in re-racking weights. Not only were they heavy weights, but they were the heaviest they ever lifted, so it’s an understandable concern. And there are a couple blind spots especially related to the higher inclined presses. So at first, it feels a bit un-natural to thrust these weights back to the rack after completing reps and through exhausted state. There is some trust that must be developed with the rack and it will take a few sets to develop that trust. We recommend that you perform first few sets with lighter weights (e.g. 50% of 1 rep max) to develop feel for new motion. It’s the same level of discomfort in re-racking barbell after performing bench press or barbell shoulder press for the first time (if you can remember that far back). With this learning curve in mind remember two things: 1) there has never been a reported injury from a “botched” re-rack and 2) you can always drop the weight on the ground (as done while performing traditional approach)…YOU DON’T HAVE TO RE-RACK EVERY TIME! Eventually though, you will likely re-rack because the whole new approach will feel second nature. One thing is for sure, once you start using the VERSASPOT® approach, you will never revert to old technique, that is the VERSASPOT® PROMISE.

7. Can I afford the kind of heavy dumbbells for this type of rack on a home gym budget?

Ans. Most people don’t realize that heavy dumbbells can be built at a relatively low cost when built using component bars and standard 10 lb unit plates. The cost of all metal plates, reasonably, is still around $1/lb. So if you are looking to build two dumbbells from 20 lb adjustable all the way up to 120 lbs, that would be a total weight of around 240 lbs, or $240 dollars for some serious dumbbells in your home gym. You may think that 120 lbs is way too much. But by using VersaSpot, you will get to those types of weights very quickly no matter where you start from. So the cost of having big dumbbells in the home gym is probably slightly less than barbells and plates of similar weight. The bottom line is that this approach is very affordable for the home gym environment.  One major benefit of dumbbells and lifting alone in a home gym environment is SAFETY. When you fail using dumbbells, you can simply drop the weight. However, with a barbell, when you fail, you are stuck under the bar which poses a very serious safety risk while lifting alone. One other great feature of using VersaSpot®, is that the dumbbells can be adjusted (adding or removing 10 lb plates) while on the rack (off the floor and above waist level), which makes increasing or decreasing the weight much easier.

*Note: when sourcing components to build BIG dumbbells (above 100 lb), you will want to look into procuring a wider than normal dumbbell bar. We recommend 16-18″ dumbbell bars which allow you to put together a dumbbell ranging from 120 lb (with 16″ dumbbell bar) to 160 lb (with 18″ dumbbell bar). There are also 24″ dumbbell bars for those able to or seeking to press more than 200 lb dumbbells. If you have any questions, or need help sourcing dumbbell components, feel free to contact us at support@versaspot.com

8. What is the maximum load?

Ans. The maximum load is 500 lbs, or qty(2) 250 lb dumbbells. The Unit was tested under the most stringent safety regulations imposed by International Standards (ISO) 201957-1,2,4(2005). The unit is compliant with all ISO standards and is qualified for both Class H (domestic use or “Home”) and Class S (professional and commercial use or “Studio”). All ISO related tests were done in a controlled laboratory environment, but below is picture that more clearly demonstrates the strength of the VersaSpot adapter as it easily supports a load of 1145 lbs:

Image: VersaSpot® holding test load of 1145 lbs at NASA Wallops Fitness Club.

9. Will this work with Iron Master or Powerblocks?

Ans. Yes.

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