Bowflex PR3000 Home Gyms
The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is a great way to strengthen your muscles with over 50 strength exercises and a built-in rowing station. With up to 210 pounds of Power Rod resistance (can be upgraded to 310 pounds), this versatile machine helps work your entire body. It includes a no-change cable pulley system, vertical bench press, triple-function hand grips for lat pull-down, and four-inch upholstered roller cushions for leg extension and leg curl exercises.
The PR3000 utilizes Bowflex’s patented Power Rods, which provide resistance, or weight, that feels as good as or better than free weights–but without the inertia or risk of joint pain usually associated with free weights. You can hook one, two, three, four or all of your Power Rod units to the cable pulley system and go from as little as 5 pounds all the way up to 210 pounds of resistance.
The only drawback (which is also a benefit for some) is that the power rods increase resistance near the end of the movement. So for instance, if you’re doing a bench press, you’ll find the beginning of the movement much easier than the end. The criticism of this is that lifting something in real life is not easy at the beginning and hard at the end. In fact, it’s usually the opposite. So while you may gain strength and size with this system, it is unclear if it is optimal for achieving real world strength. The benefit to this increasing resistance is that it’s very easy on the joints and puts less stress overall on your body, which is great for older lifters with aggravating injuries, as well as those doing rehab work. Click here to buy now.
Body-Solid EXM1500S Home Gyms
The Body Solid EXM1500S Single Stack Home Gym is a truly excellent home gym. It’s legendary for its across-the-board positive reviews by just about every respected source of information out there, including a #1 ranking from Consumer Reports, tons of 4 and 5-star reviews from users on Amazon, and more.
1) 160 Lb. weight stack which is adjustable in 10 Lb. increments
2) Oversized adjustable seat pad
3) Multi-grip press arm
4) Comfortable foam rollers for legs
5) Ab Strap
6) Lat Bar
7) Straight Bar with multi purpose Low Pulley
This home gym allows you to perform seated rows, bicep curls, wrist curls, upright rows, shrugs, triceps press down, standing leg curl, bent over row, inner and outer thigh, one arm cable curl and standing calf raise. The EXM1500S is one of the best values for home gyms we’ve seen. Includes a lifetime warranty on every part, which is rare to find. Click here to buy now.
Bodycraft Galena Pro Home Gyms
The BodyCraft Galena Pro Home Gym is built to fit into any corner of a room, requiring much less space than traditional home gym designs. Featuring a Chest Press, Dual-Function Pec Deck, Leg Extension, Leg Curl, Lat Pull, Low Pulley Station, Abdominal Crunch, and Leg Press (optional), every major muscle group can be strengthened in a minimum amount of time. These home gyms are a step above the Body Solid above because they add in the pec deck and dual cable handles, as well as up to 300 lbs of resistance. Few home gym machines offer the durability and wide range of exercises as the Bodycraft Fitness Galena Home Gym Exercise Machine. Click here to buy now.
Body Solid EXM3000LPS
For the truly dedicated who do not want to settle on second-best, the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Double Stack Home Gym offers an enormous number of exercises and commercial-gym quality. It has 4 different stations and features dual 210 lb weight stacks to allow 2 people to workout on it at once. These home gyms provide health club quality strength training. Includes everything pictured, there are literally hundreds of exercises available with all of the equipment shown. These home gyms have great reviews and are the perfect choice for someone setting up the ultimate home gym for a truly second-to-none training experience. Just like the other Body Solid product we recommended, it features a lifetime warranty on every part. Click here to buy now