Body Solid Power Rack GPR378 with GFID71 Bench
|Body Solid Power Rack, Bench and Barbell Set|
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Body-Solid offers their fitness equipment in various bundles. For example, the Body-Solid Power Rack GPR378 is available as a standalone unit, but also with various other attachments and accessories.
The Body-Solid bundle that we’re going to present here includes the GPR378 power rack, the GFID71 bench, and the OSB300S Olympic weight set. There are quite a few other attachments available for both the bench and the rack, but they’re not included with this package; you can purchase them additionally.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions (rack): 49L x 46W x 80H inches (124.4L x 117W x 203H cm)
- Assembled dimensions (bench): 70L x 28W x 20H (178 x 71 x 51 cm)
- Assembled (total) weight: 680 lbs (308.4 kg)
- Weight capacity (rack): 800 lbs (362.8 kg)
- Weight capacity (bench): 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg)
- Included weight set: Olympic bar + cast iron plates, 300 lbs (136 lbs)
- Possible exercises: 30+
- Commercial: Frame lifetime / Parts 3 years / Upholstery 1 year
- Residential: Frame lifetime / Parts lifetime / Upholstery lifetime
As we’ve mentioned above the power rack included with this package is the Body-Solid GPR378 model. The frame of this particular rack is made of 11-gauge high tensile strength, 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) steel-tubing. All its steel parts have an electrostatically applied powder coat finish, which is highly resistant to rust and scratches. The colors used are silver for the frame bars, and black for the safety bars, J-hooks and pull-up bar.
The rack itself is quite heavy, weighing more than 220 lbs, which means it offers excellent stability by itself. It’s not necessary to anchor it to the floor, and its bases don’t actually have holes for that purpose. But in case you do want it attached to the floor, it’s possible to drill holes in its bases. This will void the warranty, though. Placing it on a rubberized mat will also add stability.
The rack’s footprint is not extremely large. Although it’s advertised as a light commercial power rack, it’s actually best suited for home use. Commercial power racks are usually much wider and taller. Anyway, the rack’s footprint takes 49″L x 46″W (124.4 x 117 cm) of floor space. And considering that the upright steel tubes are 3″ x 3″, the width inside the cage is approx. 40″ (101.6 cm), offering enough space even for heavier users. However, don’t forget that the overall width of the set is given by the included 7′ Olympic bar. Therefore you will be needing a space wider than 7′ in order to be able to use this rack correctly and safely.
When it comes height, the top of the frame is 80″ (203 cm) above floor level. This means it can fit in a room with 7′ ceiling, but it would be quite a tight fit. Also, in a room with a 7′ ceiling, the clearance above the frame will be only 4″ (10 cm), which may not be enough for the proper execution of various chin-ups or pull-ups.
The of the Body-Solid GPR378 includes a set of two safety bars and two J-hooks. The recommended weight for them is 800 lbs (362.8 kg), although users have reported that it can actually hold up to 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg). Also, the frame features 20 adjustment positions for them.
The pull-up bar is attached to the top front of the frame. It measures 41″ (104 cm), it’s 1.5″ (3.8 cm) thick, with knurled grips. It does not have rubber foam coating on it. Also, this bar should support more than 400 lbs (181.4 kg) of user weight. In other words, it can withstand weighted pull-up exercises without any issues.
One last aspect that requires mentioning here regards the barbells required for this rack. First of all, it comes with a 7′ Olympic one. However, you can also use a 6′ bar, as long as the distance between the weight plate stoppers is longer than 50″ (127 cm). That’s because the overall width of the rack is 46″ (117 cm).
This Body-Solid weight training set includes the GFID71 bench. This is actually a heavy-duty flat / incline / decline bench, with a weight capacity of 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg). Its frame is made of the same 11-gauge steel tubing just as the power rack, however the tubes are 2″ x 3″ (5 x 7.6 cm), not 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm). The upholstery on the bench is highly durable, made of 2¾” (7.2 cm) DuraFirm padding, offering all the comfort required for your workouts.
The Body Solid GFID71 bench has a footprint of 70″L x 28″W (178 x 71 cm), and an assembled weight of approx. 101 lbs (45.8 kg).
The backrest features 6 adjustment positions. For incline workouts it can go to an almost 90° setting, while for decline, for approx 30°. Evidently, it also has the flat (0°) setting, and in case you’re wondering, when the backrest is setup at 0° incline (flat), the distance from the floor to the top of the bench pad, is approx. 20″ (51 cm).
The seat is also adjustable, featuring several adjustment positions. It can be tilted from its standard 0° position, in order to support certain exercises. The seat pad’s dimensions are 12″ x 10″ (30.4 x 25.4 cm), while the backrest dimensions are 35.5″ x 10″ (90 x 25.4 cm).
The front part of the bench is equipped with a T-Bar Leg Hold Down accessory with oversized rollers for extra comfort and stability. However, this part is removable, and can be replaced with a leg developer or a preacher curl pad.
The included weight set for this weight training system, is the Body-Solid OSB300S. This set includes a 7′ Olympic barbell, with a weight of 45 lbs, and the following Olympic type weight plates:
- 2 x 45 lbs (20.4 kg)
- 2 x 35 lbs (15.8 kg)
- 2 x 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
- 2 x 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
- 4 x 5 lbs (2.26 kg)
- 2 x 2.5 lbs (1.13 kg)
The total weight of this weight set is 300 lbs (136 kg).
The weight plates are made of solid cast iron, with a paint finish. They don’t feature any rubber coating or vinyl. The barbell has a chrome finish, with knurled grips to provide superior adherence. The weight set also includes two EZ collar springs to hold the plates safely on the bar.
There are three main optional accessories that you can acquire for the rack and the bench included by this set. These are: lat attachment, leg developer and preacher curl.
Lat attachment. The lat pull-down station available for the GPR378 power rack, is the GLA378. It features 1″ diameter posts for Standard or Olympic weight plates. It integrates 7 heavy-duty nylon pulleys, 2,200 lbs test, nylon coated aircraft quality cables, the top frame tube and the lat pull-down handle. This accessory does not include weight plates though. You’ll have to also purchase a plate set separately, in case you opt for it.
Preacher pad. This attachment is the Body Solid model number GPCA1, and it’s compatible with the included bench. It’s made of the same DuraFirm cushioning as the bench. It includes a bar saddle, and its vertical post features 3 height adjustment positions.
Leg developer. The leg attachment compatible with the included GFID71 bench, is the Body-Solid model GLDA3. This accessory integrates three 4″ (10.1 cm) thick padded rollers, each one of them 18″ (45.7 cm) long. It’s equipped with a 1″ (2.5 cm) diameter, 9″ (22.8 cm) long weight peg, for Standard and Olympic plates.
Given the equipment included with this weight training set, the following exercises are possible:
- Wide grip pull-ups
- Muscle pull-ups
- Behind head pull-ups
- Around the world pull-ups
- One arm pull-ups
- Weighted pull-ups
- Close grip chin-ups
- Wide grip chin-ups
- One hand chin-ups
- Weighted chin-ups
- Hanging knee raises
- Hanging leg raises
- Chest presses
- Incline chest presses
- Decline chest presses
- Single arm chest presses
- Wide grip chest presses
- Close grip chest presses
- Military presses
- Stand-up leg curls
- Calf raises
- Single-leg squats
- Wide squats
- Twisting squats
- Decline sit-ups
- … and more
Assembly and Maintenance
The Body Solid GPR378 power rack and the GFID71 bench are fairly easy to put together. Each one comes with its own assembly manual. However, due to the many part that require to be attached together, the whole assembly process may take a few hours.
Maintenance requires the periodic check of the rack’s and bench’s bolts and joints, to make sure they still hold tight in place, in order to prevent any potential accidents, or failure of the equipment.
- Extremely sturdy frame, made of 11-ga steel, rated for loads up to 800 lbs.
- 20 adjustment holes for the j-hooks and safety bars;
- Heavy-duty flat / incline / decline bench included, with a weight capacity of 1,000 lbs;
- Bench padded with 2¾” DuraFirm upholstery;
- Leg stoppers on the bench for sit-up exercises;
- Pull-up bar included;
- Olympic barbell set, with steel plates – 300 lbs, included;
- Various attachment options available, among which we can count: dip station, lat pull-down station, leg developer and preacher pad;
- Over 30 possible exercises, with the set included items;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty.
- The rack doesn’t have storage pegs for weight plates.
This Body Solid weight training set includes the GPR378 heavy duty power rack, the GFID71 adjustable bench and a 300 lbs Olympic plate set with a 7′ bar. Differently put, it offers everything required for squats, chest presses, deadlifts, sit-ups and pull-ups. It’s an excellent set for users of all levels. Even if the included 300 lbs barbell set may not suffice for a power lifter, the rack can support up to 800 lbs of weight, therefore there is definitely room for upgrades. Speaking of upgrades, there are several options available for the rack and bench. And finally, although each one of the included items are available separately, by purchasing them as a set you will save approx. $125.