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IRONMAN Triathlon X-Class Capacity Power Cage with Lat Pull Down & Low Row Cable Attachment

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IRONMAN Power Cage
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L:86.5"
W:52"
H:86"
301 lbsSafety bars:
1,500 lbs

Lat station:
400 lbs

Dip bars:
600 lbs

Pull-up bars:
600 lbs
50+Lifetime

The X-Class Capacity Power Cage from IRONMAN Fitness is a weight cage system built by light commercial standards. It comes with several workout stations, including a lat pulldown attachment and low pulley. It’s an extremely sturdy weight cage set, with an impressive weight capacity for each one of its workout stations, offering the possibility to perform over 50, gym-quality exercises.

Technical Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 86.5L x 52W x 86H inches (220L x 132W x 218H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 301 lbs (136.5 kg)
  • Max. weight capacity:
    • Safety bars: 1,500 lbs (680 kg);
    • Catch bars: 1,500 lbs (680 kg);
    • Dip handles: 600 lbs (272 kg);
    • Chin-up bars: 600 lbs (272 kg);
    • Pull-up bar: 600 lbs (272 kg);
    • Lat pulldown attachment: 360 lbs (163 kg);
  • Possible exercises: 50+
  • Warranty: Lifetime

Frame and parts

The IRONMAN Triathlon X-Class Capacity Power Cage features a frame made of 2″ x 3″ tubular steel, coated with corrosion resistant and scratch resistant paint, black for the base and upright bars, and silver for the top and safety bars. The assembled set is quite heavy,ironman fitness triathlon x-class power cage weighing 301 lbs (136.5 kg), without any load on the lat station’s slider. This being said, the frame doesn’t need to be bolted to the floor. It’s extremely stable on its own, it won’t wobble or move during workouts. However, if you do want to anchor it, the bases do have holes already drilled into them for this purpose. Also, the bases have rubberized pads at their ends to protect flooring and enhance stability.

This gym set is rather large. It has an 86.5″L x 52″W (220 x 132 cm) footprint and does require at least 2-3 feet of clearance on each side and at the front (especially if you use a bench), in order to allow the safe execution of various exercises. Its height is also and important factor to consider. The assembled frame reaches 86″ in height (218 cm), therefore it won’t fit in a room with a 7′ ceiling.

The vertical bars feature 25 adjustment holes for the safety bars and catchers. A set of catcher bars and a set of safety bars is supplied with the machine. Each set is rated for 1,500 lbs (680 lbs) weight capacity. Both types of bars feature a layer of rubber material on top, in order to prevent scratching, denting, and the loud banging of the barbell. The safety bars also feature 13 adjustment holes for the dip handles, which means you can easily find the most comfortable positioning for these handles, regardless of your size. Theironman triathlon lat attachment load safety bars are compatible with 7′ Olympic bars.

The lat attachment is equipped with a set of 7 pulleys, all made of heavy-duty nylon material, integrating stainless steel, sealed ball bearings for smooth operation and a long lifespan. The cables are high tensile strength steel ropes, tested for 2,200 lbs (998 kg). They’re also nylon coated for a smoother motion over the pulleys.

The lower part of the lat attachment integrates two foam rollers, approx. 3″ (8 cm) thick, which can be used as foot anchors for abdominal exercises.

Last but not least, the frame includes a set of chin-up bars and a pull-up bar with oblique grips for wide grip pull-up exercises. Both the chin-up bar set and the pull-up bar are rated for 600 lbs (272 kg). Thus, you can definitely perform weighted pull-ups or chin-ups without any issues.

Accessories

This IRONMAN power cage set basically comes with the accessories required for most exercises. To begin with, the lat pull-down station includes the lat bar. Also, for the low pulley station, there is a short bar included. Both these bars feature rubber foam grips, to provide the adequate comfort. An ankle strap for low pulley exercises and an ab crunch harness are not included, though.

A set of two dip handles is also included. These can quickly be installed or removed from the safety bars if necessary, without the hassle of screws and bolts.

The gliding element of the lat machine features 1″ Standard pegs. However, a set of Olympic adapters is included with this gym system. Weight plates or an Olympic bar are not included, though.

Workout stations

This IRONMAN Fitness strength cage basically includes 5 distinctive workout stations. These are:

The power cage itself – with the safety bars and catchers, offering the possibility to execute squats or chest presses (in case you also have a bench).

Dip station – consisting in two quickly adjustable dip handles, rated for 600 lbs (272 kg). The dip handles can be mounted on each one of the safety bars, inside or outside the cage. They’re 20″ long, and feature rubber grips.

ironman triathlon x-class power cage - dip handles

Chin-up/Pull-up station – rated for 600 lbs, great for a wide array of arm and core exercises.

Lat pull-down station – offering the possibility to perform various exercises for the back, arm and shoulder muscles, including the lat bar. Its gliding element features 7″ long pegs, 1″ (Standard) in diameter, but as we’ve mentioned above, a set of Olympic peg adapters is included. This lat station is rated for loads up to 400 lbs (163 kg). The plates are secured on the pegs via spring collars which are also included. Weight plates, however, are not included with this set.

ironman triathlon x-class power cage - chin up bars, lat bar, pullup bar

Low pulley station – offering the possibility to perform stand-up curls, seated rows, kickbacks or leg abductions. A short bar is also supplied for this particular workout station;

Sit-up station – given by the foam roller foot stoppers, connected to the lower part of the lat attachment.

ironman triathlon x-class power cage - low pulley station

Possible Exercises

  • Pull-ups
  • Wide grip pull-ups
  • Muscle pull-ups
  • Behind head pull-ups
  • Around the world pull-ups
  • One arm pull-ups
  • Cliffhangers
  • Weighted pull-ups
  • Chin-ups
  • Close grip chin-ups
  • Wide grip chin-ups
  • One hand chin-ups
  • Weighted chin-ups
  • Hanging knee raises
  • Hanging leg raises
  • Dips
  • Assisted dips
  • Weighted dips
  • Band-resisted dips
  • Dip to leg raise
  • Side-to-side dips
  • Gironda dips
  • Reverse Gironda dips
  • Lat pull-downs
  • Close grip pulldowns
  • Behind head pulldowns
  • Aerobic rowing
  • Kneeling rowing
  • Biceps curls
  • Triceps press downs
  • Chest presses
  • Single arm chest presses
  • Wide grip chest presses
  • Close grip chest presses
  • Cable crunches
  • Cable twist crunches
  • Seated trunk rotations
  • Standing trunk rotations
  • Stand-up leg curls
  • Calf raises
  • Sit-ups
  • Squats
  • Single-leg squats
  • Kneeling single-leg squats
  • Wide squats
  • Twisting squats
  • Jumping squats
  • Hip extensions
  • Hip adductions
  • Hip abductions
  • … and more

Assembly and Maintenance

Like any other home gym system, the IRONMAN Triathlon X-Class Power Cage will take up to several hours to assemble, due to the many parts that require assembly. It’s also recommended that the assembly is done by two people. However, the assembly process is simple and straightforward. Plus, the supplied manuals offer comprehensive, step-by-step instructions for it. The tools required for assembly are not included, and you’ll need a metric Allen key set, an adjustable wrench, Phillips and flat head screwdrivers and a rubber mallet.

For maintenance, you may need to lubricate the pulleys from time to time. Also, the periodic check and re-tightening of the bolts are recommended.

The Pros

  • Extremely sturdy, light commercial grade, all-steel frame;
  • 5 workout stations, including lat pulldown station, pull-up/chin-up station, low pulley station, dip station and sit-up station;
  • Smooth pulley and cable movement;
  • Catch bars and safety bars rated for heavy loads, up to 1,500 lbs;
  • 25 attachment positions for the catch bars and safety bars;
  • 13 attachment positions for the dip handles;
  • Olympic plate adapters for the lat attachment included;
  • Easily adjustable dip handles included;
  • Lat pulldown bar included;
  • Short bar for low pulley exercises included;ironman triathlon x-class power cage - with lat pulldown station and low pulley
  • Pull-up/chin-up bars included;
  • Over 50 possible exercises;
  • Quiet operation;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Fairly easy to assemble.
  • Excellent warranty.

The Cons

  • Ankle strap for leg abductions or other exercises of the sort is not included.
  • Tools for assembly not included.

Summary

The IRONMAN Triathlon X-Class Capacity Power Cage is a light commercial gym system, which also includes a lat attachment and low pulley system. It’s an item of fitness equipment for users of all levels, featuring high capacity loads for all its workout stations and safety bars. It’s a versatile strength cage, offering the possibility to perform over 50 gym quality exercises, involving most muscle groups. And finally, even though it’s not the most affordable equipment, the quality of its components definitely matches the price.

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