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Rogue Monster Lite Rig 2.0 vs TITAN lying prone leg curl

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Dec 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Rogue Monster Lite Rig 2.0 vs TITAN lying prone leg curl

This is a comparison between the Rogue Monster Lite rig and the TITAN lying prone leg curl including pros, cons, and alternatives. Follow the links for more details.

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Overview and review of the TITAN Lying prone leg curl $499

This is an overview of the TITAN lying prone leg curl including pros, cons and alternatives. This article was originally posted in Which gym machine to get from TITAN. Follow the links for additional information.

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Overview of the TITAN  lying prone leg curl

The TITAN lying prone leg curl is a 2 in 1 machine for leg extensions and lying prone leg curls. These exercises target and isolate the muscles in your upper leg for more growth. This is a great machine for accessory work on your legs after you finished a big set of barbell squats or leg presses. The machine is plate loaded and therefore a good option in a gym that prefers to use free weights compared to weight stacks. The plate loaded design makes it a little more suited to private gyms or home gyms . In commercial gyms it can be a little cumber some to have a plate loaded design, as too many people might using up plates if all of your machines are configured this way. Your clients won't appreciate if they haveto constantly load machines themselves and wait for plates to make it happen. The full specifications of this machine are:
- (4) Handle Grips 
- (1) Weight Sleeve 
- (4) Adjustable foot rollers 
- (4) bolt-down holes for anchoring 
- Builds size and strength in the hamstrings 
- Also works the glutes and calves 
- Leather padding for comfort 
- Perform leg curls and leg extensions from the same seated position. 
- High quality steel construction for a solid, long lasting design. 
- Foot Print: 30-in. x 60-in.  
- Dimensions: 34-in. H x 36-in. W x 60-in. L. 
- Leg/Foot Roller Diameter: 5-in. 
- Leg/Foot Roller Width: 18-in. 
- Sleeve Diameter: 2-in. 
- Sleeve Length: 10-in. 
- Loadable Weight Capacity: 300 lb. 
- Frame: 2-in. x 2-in. 11-ga steel tubing. 
- Material: Leather.  
- Finish: Welded. Powder Coated. 
- User Weight Capacity: 300 lb.
This is a great machine to take care of accessory work in a home gym or private gym.

Pros of the TITAN lying prone leg curl

The pros of the TITAN lying prone leg curl are:
  • 2 in 1 design
  • Plate loaded
  • Price
The 2 in 1 design makes this a great machine to be placed in a home gym. You will save space if you like leg extension and prone curl to build your legs even further. It will also save you the cost and space of getting two machines for the purposes of building bigger upper legs after covering the basics with the barbell squat or leg press.
A plate loaded solution is great whenever there is only one or a few users for the gym. This means you are not paying double or triple for weight stacks in machines that are not in use when you are not on them. If you want to be economic about building your own home gym, plate loaded machines are the way to go.
For what you are getting the price is very low. This machine comes from a vendor that ships from the US and has customer service included. Even though the shipping and service might not be the best in the business (for that you probably have to run to Rogue or Eleiko), it is still better than getting a similar machine shipped for a lower price from a random Chinese or Inidian vendor via amazon.

Cons of the TITAN lying prone leg curl

  • Plate loaded
  • Price
  • Build
While a plate loaded machine is great in an environment with low footfall it can turn into problem in a highly frequented commercial gym. If you buy for a busy gym, make sure that you get machines with the weights included. Plate loaded machines eat up the time of your customers and create tripping hazards. They also create more of a mess that staff needs to clean up, in case there are enough plates to go around for everyone.
At $500 the TITAN lying prone curl has a great price for what it is, the question is what else you can get for that budget. If you stretch yourself a little you can get a rack and a barbell and rack from TITAN in that budget range ($600 should do the trick). If i am building a home gym or expanding an existing gym that is definitely the better investment.
While the TITAN lying prone curl is a great machine it might be little small for massive athletes. If you have to provide a facility for very big athletes or customers which have problems with their balance due to rehab, you might ant to get something a little beefier like the Rogue Prone curl.

Alternatives to TITAN the lying prone leg curl

Alternatives to the TITAN lying prone curl are:
The TITAN seated leg curl machine is a cheaper version of the leg curl from TITAN. It will take up less space in the gym and you will perform the same exercises as with the lying prone curl in a seated position. If you do not have the space in your gym to be stretching out fully this might be the better option for leg curls to save money and space.

Conclusion for the TITAN lying prone curl

The TITAN lying prone curl is a great machine for anyone who want to do all kings of leg curl variations in their home gym. You will have a 2 in 1 design for your machine and it will not take $1000 out of your pocket. For a commercial setting you would have to think hard about whether plate loaded is really the way you want to go. If you expect very high traffic of average fit citizens in your gym, a prone leg curl with an integrated weight stack might be the better idea.

Overview and review of the Rogue Monster Lite Rig 2.0




Price: 1.795$ - 5.095$

This review was originally posted in the longer article "Which strength equipment to buy from rogue" in which you can read about 25 products of Rogue which cost more than 1.000$. The Rogue Monster lite rig is a good start to your home gym or commercial gym targeted at the general public. See the details in this article.

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Overview of the Rogue Monster lite rig

The Monster Lite Rig is the little brother of the Monster Rig. The main difference is that the bolts and holes which are used to attach equipment are smaller. Monster lite uses the same 4'-6'-4' pattern as the Monster series. You will get 3x3'' 11-Gauge steel uprights for a solid base to built your gym around.
With the 2.0 upgrade, you are now able to choose different colors for your rig. Rogue also worked on the overall stability of their rigs compared to earlier models including different beams. The double pull up bars have been swapped for single pull up bars to make muscle ups easier to perform. The main ideas of the rigs are that you customize them in many different ways to your personal needs. You will get to choose from three different editions which are:

  • Base 2.0 Edition
  • Standard 2.0 Edition
  • Racked 2.0 edition
which are increasing in price as more material is used in each of these versions.
The base 2.0 edition comes with double pull up bars at the top for stability and to do pull-ups. This version is the most cost-efficient and leaves the most room around the beams to allow free movement. If you are on a budget and do a lot of cardio drills which are mixed with weightlifting and pull-ups. This is great for a gym with members who do are not much interested in powerlifting and whose fitness levels are not very high. The downsides of the base edition are less stability compared to other versions and obstructions when you want to do muscle ups. You also have fewer options to upgrade in the feature as the top beams do not provide holes to attach additional equipment too.
The standard edition mainly changes the top part of your rig. The double pull-up bars are swapped for beams. This frees up space for muscle ups along the rig, gives it more stability and options to attach extra equipment at the top of the rig. Examples can be climbing ropes and the Rogue climbing boards. You still keep the option to move freely around at the bottom. This is the right choice for gyms that have a bit more budget, want more upgrade possibilities while still being able to move around freely. If your members are gradually getting fitter you also might consider changing a base model to standard model.
The racked edition gives you the most amount of metal for the Monster Lite rig. You will create half racks at the back of each squat/bench station. This also provides more options for storage and more stability to the entire rig. If you have a lot of big football players around who move heavy weight and do little to no pull-ups or running around in the gym, this is the configuration to get. The downside of the racked edition is that any kind of running inside the rig for circuit training is not possible. You will also have a harder time to maximize the number of people doing pull-ups in parallel. 
The Rig is available in 10', 14', 20', and 24' from Rogue. It can be prolonged to whichever length you want based on your available space. The combination of the edition and length will determine the price. The longer the Rig and the more material is used, the higher the price tag will be. With these various lengths you can create the following stations for your gym:
  • 10'
    • 2 Squat/Bench stations
    • 5 pull up stations
  • 14'
    • 4 Squat/Bench stations
    • 6 Pull up stations
  • 20'
    • 4 Squat/Bench stations
    • 9 Pull up stations
  • 24' 
    • 6 Squat/Bench stations
    • 10 pull up stations
 Take some time to think about what you are planning in advance.
  • How many clients should the Monster lite Rig bring you
If you think that the Monster lite Rig will bring you 6 -17 new clients who pay you 50$ on a 1-year retainer it is worth the investment. This will yield 3590$ - 10.190$ net new revenue against an investment of 1.795 - 5095$. Adjust the numbers for your own gym accordingly.

Pros of the Rogue Monster Lite Rig

The monster lite rig gives you the freedom to play with many different configurations. It also comes in at a lower price than the Monster series Rig which can help if you want to save costs. Most of the accessories for rigs also cost slightly less in the Monster Lite version than the monster version. It will be easier to transport and disassemble than the Monster rig if you have to that often. 

Cons of the Rogue Monster lite Rig


The Monster Lite rig is not compatible with all Rogue equipment. As Rogue is pushing into the machines space now expect that most of the heavy machinery will be only or firstly available for the more stable monster construction. Also, some of the accessories you can get for the Monster series might not be available. If you exactly know what your gym should look like and you will have no needs for future upgrades, go for Monster Lite to optimize your price. If you are unsure how your gym and client base will develop, go with Monster to leave you with more options.

Alternatives to the Monster lite series

Here are some alternatives to the Monster lite series which you can consider:
This is the minimum configuration of the big brother of the Monster lite series which includes:
  • Base edition
  • Rig length of 10'
You get the same rig, just a bit more sturdy and with more upgrade options for the future. I am always a fan of overengineering when possible. Especially when you do not buy a long rig this upgrade makes sense as you only spend about 100$ more. The longer the rig gets, the more it hurts your purse to go for Monster.
This is the maximum you can go to on the Monster Rig. As you can see the difference in price between the maximum config for Monster Lite and Monster is 1.000$. Pay special attention to these economies of scale when you are outfitting a very big gym. You also might want to consider buying separate RM6 racks instead of a Rig, when you already see a need for so many heavy duty squat/bench stations. That leaves you with more options to utilize your space as you are probably not going to run around a lot in this config anyway.
  • 1x RM6 @ 2.000$
The rogue RM 6 might be an alternative for home gym owner. Think about how likely it will actually be that all of the family will train at the same time in the garage or basement gym. It is probably a lot less than you think. In this case, it might be a better alternative to get an RM6 instead of a 14' Rig to accommodate the needs of your family. If you run your personal trainer business from home ask your self how many clients will you have at the same time and what are their needs. You can get up to three people on an RM6 to train in parallel and save some depth in your basement.


The Rogue Monster lite Rig is still a very sturdy build, even though it has a bigger brother with the Monster Series. When you want to build a very long rig this might be the better option than the Monster series. This is the go to option for mere mortals who do not weigh 140kg and deadlift 900 pounds.

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