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Marcy Multi-Functional Weight Bench Cage MWM-7041

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Marcy MWM-7041

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D:61"
W:56"
H:85"
~200 lbs300 lbs40+2 years

If you’re looking for an affordable weight bench cage with a lat pulldown station, the Marcy MWM-7041 may be exactly the one you’re looking for. Along with the strength cage and the lat bar, it’s also equipped with a low pulley and comes with two dip bars. Differently put, it’s quite a multi-functional strength cage, offering the possibility to perform more than 40 exercises.

Technical Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 61D x 56W x 85H inches (155L x 142W x 216H cm)
  • Weight capacity:
    • Dip bars & chin-up bars: 300 lbs (136 kg)
    • Safety bars & catch bars: 300 lbs (136 kg)
    • Weight plate rack: 410 lbs (186 kg)
    • Dumbbell/kettlebell tray: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
    • Sliding weight post: 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • Frame: Steel
  • Possible exercises: 50+
  • Warranty: 2 years

Frame construction, parts, and accessories

Even though it’s not considered a commercial grade strength cage, the Marcy MWM-7041 still has a sturdy construction, featuring a steel frame, coated with corrosion resistant paint. The color used for most of the steel parts in its construction is black. However, the dip bars, catch bars, and safety bars have a chrome finish.

The frame has a fairly simple construction, with an H-type base. The front upright bars are shorter than the rear ones. But overall, the cage offers 9 height positions for the safety bars, and 11 positions for the catches. Evidently, for the dip bars, there are 9 possible positions.

This strength cage isn’t extremely large. Its footprint is 61″D x 56″W (155 x 142 cm) but does require more usage space than this especially if you’re going to use an Olympic bar. Differently put, you will need a usage area for it of at least 8’W x 7’D (244 x 214 cm). Its height exceeds 7′; it’s 85″ (216 cm) high, so it won’t fit in a room with a 7′ ceiling. In fact, you’ll need to assemble it and use it in a room with a ceiling of at least 8′, to be able to perform all the pull-up exercises without any hindrance.

The bases of the cage don’t have any holes for anchoring it to the floor and don’t have adjustable stabilizers either. However, it weighs over 200 lbs, to which you may add weight plates on the racks, so stability won’t be a problem. Also, due to its weight, it’s a good idea to assemble it and use it on a rubber mat, in order to prevent floor damage.

The side bases of the frame integrate racks for dumbbells and kettlebells. The rear part features a rack for weight plates. The dumbbell/kettlebell racks are rated for a weight capacity of 265 lbs (120.2 kg) while the rear rack has a weight capacity of 410 lbs (186 kg).

The Marcy MWM-7041 strength cage comes with a set of dip bars and chin-up bars. They’re both rated for a weight capacity of 300 lbs (136 kg). Both sets feature high-density foam grips in order to provide optimal comfort.

The integrated pulleys are made of durable nylon material. They integrate sealed ball bearings for smooth operation. The cable is steel-made, rated for loads up to 1,000 lbs, much more than the weight capacity of the sliding weight post which is 220 lbs (99.7 kg).

The sliding weight post is equipped with standard pegs. However, a set of Olympic plate adapters are included with the cage. Thus, you can use both Standard and Olympic weight plates. Also, a set of spring collars is included.

Finally, there are several accessories included with this Marcy strength cage. These are the lat bar, the short row and curl bar, and one ankle cuff.

Workout stations

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). There are 9 positions available for the safety bars, and 11 positions for the catchers on the rear upright bars.

Dip station – which consists of two quickly adjustable dip handles with rubberized grips, rated for 300 lbs (136 kg). The dip handles can be mounted on each one of the safety bars, inside or outside the cage. They’re approx. 20″ (51 cm) long.

Lat pull-down station – offering the possibility to perform various exercises for the back, arm and shoulder muscles, including the lat bar. As we’ve mentioned above, the weight capacity of the lat pulldown slider is 220 lbs (100 kg). It can accommodate both Standard and Olympic plates, as it includes adapters. Its weight resistance is 1:1. In other words, if loaded with a 100 lbs of plates, the lat station or the low pulley station will generate 100 lbs or weight resistance.

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.

Pull-up station – this workout station consists of two curved bars featuring rubber foam grips. They offer the possibility to not only perform wide grip pull-ups but close and parallel grip chin-ups and pull-ups as well.

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
  • Parallel grip pull-ups
  • Parallel grip 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

Of course, some of these exercises require a bench, which is not included with the cage. An Olympic bar and weight plates are also not included.

Assembly and Maintenance

The Marcy MWM-7041 strength 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.

Some of the tools required for assembly, such as the Allen wrenches, are included. However, you will also need two adjustable wrenches, a Phillips screwdriver, and a rubber mallet.

For maintenance, you may need to lubricate the pulleys from time to time. Also, a periodic check for loose bolts and parts is recommended.

The Pros

  • Sturdy construction, excellent stability;
  • 5 workout stations, including lat pulldown station, pull-up/chin-up station, low pulley station, dip station and the cage itself;
  • Smooth pulley and cable movement;
  • 11 attachment positions for the catch bars and safety bars;
  • 9 attachment positions for the dip handles;
  • Olympic plate adapters for the weight slider are included;
  • Weight plate rack and kettlebell/dumbbell trays;
  • Dip handles included;
  • Lat pulldown bar included;
  • Short bar for low pulley exercises included;
  • Ankle cuff included;
  • Over 40 possible exercises;
  • Quiet operation;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • The assembly isn’t exactly easy and will take several hours;
  • Weight capacity of the safety bars and catchers isn’t extraordinary. However, 300 lbs should be enough at least for beginners and intermediate users.

Summary

The Marcy MWM-7041 is a strength cage with lat pulldown station and low pulley. It also includes pull-up bars and dip bars, rated for 300 lbs of weight capacity. It’s a versatile strength cage, offering the possibility to perform over 40 gym-quality exercises, involving most muscle groups. It may not be the best choice for professional powerlifters, however, for beginners and intermediate users is perfect. And finally, it won’t break the bank as it costs less than $400.

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