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Body-Solid Functional Cross Trainer GDCC210

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Body-Solid GDCC210
body-solid gdcc210 - cross trainer
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D:43"
W:58"
H:83"
25+2x 160 lbs,
1/2 : 1 ratio

SteelLifetime

The Body-Solid GDCC210 is a lot similar to the GDCC200 model. However, there are several differences between these two cross trainers. For example, the GDCC210 features a different frame construction, with its bases setup at a different angle. Also, the distance between the two pulleys is shorter than for the GDCC200 model.

Technical Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 43D x 58W x 83H inches (110D x 147W x 211H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 493 lbs (223.6 kg)
  • Weight resistance system: Steel plate stacks
  • Max. weight resistance: 2x 160 lbs (72.5 kg) (1/2 : 1 ratio)
  • Possible exercises: 25+
  • Warranty: Frame lifetime / Hardware lifetime / Wear parts lifetime

Frame construction and parts

To begin with, the Body-Solid GDCC210 features an 11ga steel frame, with 2″ x 4″ square tubing. When fully assembled, and with its weight stacks on, this cross trainer is quite heavy, weighing over 490 lbs. Needless to say, all this weight enhances its stability. Thus,body-solid gdcc210 - top pulleys the frame doesn’t need to be anchored to the floor. On top of that, the bases of the frame feature injected rubber caps which provide a better grip onto the floor. But nonetheless, due to its weight, it’s best to assemble this machine on a mat, to prevent floor damage.

When it comes to its dimensions, there are several aspects to be mentioned. First of all, the bases of the frame are not parallel, so the distance between their front ends gives the widest point of its footprint, which is 58″ (147 cm). The distance between the rear end points of the bases, is shorter, close to 40″ (101 cm). The length of the base tubes is approx. 43″ (110 cm). Evidently, in order to use this cross trainer properly for all the exercises, you’ll need more clearance at the front. The recommended footprint for safe usage of the machine is 66″D x 84″W (168 x 213 cm).

The machine’s height is 83″ (211 cm), therefore it can fit in a room with a 7′ ceiling. But evidently it’s going to be a very tight fit, and there won’t remain too much clearance above the machine for the safe execution of pull-up exercises. Therefore, it’s recommended to assemble and use this cross over machine in a room with a 8′ (244 cm) or higher ceiling.

The distance between the machine’s pulleys is 48″ (122 cm) offering plenty of space for users of all sizes. However, the since the pull-up bar is situated a bit behind the pulleys, the distance between the oblique grips is only 44″ (112 cm). body-solid gdcc210 - mobile pulleys

The GDCC210 cross trainer uses 10 pulleys, the adjustable ones being a set of two, each. They’re all made of heavy-duty nylon material, integrating sealed ball bearings for a long life span and smooth usage. The adjustable front pulleys feature a pivoting design, being able to rotate 180° on their bars. Their vertical bars have 20 adjustment holes, the distance between them being 3 1/4 inches (8 cm). Also, the highest adjustment position of the mobile pulleys is approx. 59″ (150 cm) above floor level.

Evidently, this Body-Solid cross trainer machine uses spun steel cables, tested for over 2,000 lbs of tension.

The integrated pull-up bar offers dual-grip possibilities, for close and wide grip pull-up exercises. It’s extremely sturdy, supporting over 400 lbs of user weight, thus you can perform weighted pull-up without the fear of its failure. Its surface is knurled, in order to supply a better grip.

One last aspect to mention here, regards the paint used. The main frame bars are powder coated with silver-gray paint, scratch and corrosion resistant. However, the upright bars of the adjustable pulleys and the gliding bars of the weight stacks feature a chrome finish.

Optional accessories

First of all, the included accessories with the GDCC210 are two hand grips and two ankle straps. A press / pulldown bar accessory is also available, but this is an optional part. This bar is designed to be connected to both cables of the weight stacks, for exercises such as bench presses, incline presses, squats, stand-up bar curls, or shoulder presses. So, in case you want to order it too, the part number is GDCCBAR.

The weight stacks are upgradable. Each stack allows an upgrade by an additional 50 lbs worth of plates.

Evidently, like any other cross trainer machine, this particular model works with various benches for presses and pull-downs. However, a bench is also not included.

Weight Resistance System

This Body-Solid functional trainer comes with two stacks of steel alloy plates, 160 lbs (72.5body-solid gdcc210 - weight stack - 160 lbs kg) each. Each plate weighs 10 lbs (4.5 kg), so the weight increments are 10 lbs. However, the weight ratio of this machine is 1/2:1. This means that the maximum effective load per stack is 80 lbs (36.2 kg).

Each weight stack is upgradable though. You can add up to 5 plates more on each stack, to increase its gross weight up to 210 lbs (95.2 kg).

A set of stickers specifying the plates’ weight is supplied with the machine. They’re supposed to be placed on the plates in ascending order, top-to-bottom.

Possible Exercises

The Body-Solid GDCC200 functional trainer offers the possibility to perform an impressive array of exercises. Some of the most important are:

  • Chest press
  • Incline press
  • Cable fly
  • Leg extension
  • Stand-up curl
  • Shoulder press
  • Upright row
  • Lateral deltoid raise
  • Leg abduction
  • Leg adduction
  • Triceps press down
  • Triceps extension
  • Concentration curl
  • Oblique crunch
  • Oblique twist
  • Glute kickback
  • One arm row
  • Seated row
  • Chin up
  • Reverse fly
  • Biceps curl
  • Leg lift
  • Ab crunch
  • Seated crunch

These exercises are available with the machine as it is, without any additions. However, if you also opt for the curl bar accessory, there are several more exercises that you can perform, such as:

  • Bench press
  • Decline press
  • Lat pulldown
  • Squats
  • … and more.

Assembly and Maintenance

The assembly of this Body-Solid functional trainer is not extremely complicated. However, due to the many parts included, it will take at least a few hours. It comes packaged in three boxes, which are rather heavy, that’s why it’s recommended to be transported and assembled by two people. Two hex keys required for certain bolts and parts are included, however you will also need an adjustable wrench and a Phillips screwdriver.

Regarding the maintenance for the machine, one important recommended aspect is applying some silicone lubricant onto the pulley bars and the gliding bars of the weight stacks. It is not a bad idea to do this during assembly, as it will lead to the smooth operation and adjustment of the machine. Also, if the pulleys begin to squeak, a bit of silicone spray lubricant should fix this problem.

The Pros

  • Sturdy and heavy, all-steel frame;
  • 4-way adjustable hand straps;
  • Smooth pulley and cable movement;
  • 20 adjustment positions for its mobile pulleys;
  • Ergonomic, dual position pull-up bar;
  • 160 lbs weight for each stack;
  • Upgradable weight stacks by up to 50 lbs each;
  • Over 25 exercises available;
  • Works well with various types of benches such as the Body-Solid GFID31;
  • Relatively small footprint for a home gym system;
  • 2 ankle straps included;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Quiet operation;
  • Easy to setup;
  • Excellent warranty plan.

The Cons

  • Only 1/2 : 1 weight ratio for each stack – but this is pretty common for crossover
    Body-Solid GDCC210 with Premium Weight Stacks

    Body-Solid GDCC210 with Premium Weight Stacks

    machines;

  • Pulldown bar not included.

Summary

The Body-Solid GDCC210 is quite a versatile cross-over machine, which comes with two weight stacks of steel plates, 160 lbs each, with the possibility to upgrade each stack to 210 lbs. Its adjustable pulleys feature 20 positions, and a pivoting design for more flexibility during exercises. Like any other cross trainer, it’s great for core and arm exercises, but does also support several types of leg exercises. It’s not exactly an affordable machine, but it does have an extremely sturdy construction, being actually built by light commercial standards. Therefore, we can safely say that it offers an excellent price / quality ratio.

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