XMark Powerbase Power Tower with Assisted Lift XM-7632-34
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Parts: 1 year
Labor: 1 year
If you’re looking for a heavy-duty power tower, one of the models that you should definitely have a look at, is the XMark Powerbase XM-7632-34. Although this is not exactly the most affordable unit, it’s built like a tank, has a superior weight capacity, and most importantly, it comes with a weight assist attachment, which offers support for pull-ups and dips, for users with a lower level of fitness. Like most power towers, it’s not an extremely complex item of fitness equipment. However there’s a lot to be said about it, and in this review we’ll try to cover each and every important aspect regarding it.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 64L x 29.5W x 82H inches (162.5 x 75 x 208 cm)
- Assembled weight: 259 lbs (117.4 kg)
- Weight capacity: 600 lbs (272 kg)
- Possible exercises: 30+
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 1 year / Labor 1 year
Frame and parts
The XMark Powerbase power tower features a heavy-duty frame, made of 11-gauge, 2″ x 3″ and 2″ x 4″ rectangular steel tubing. When fully assembled it’s also quite heavy, weighing more than 250 lbs. This means it offers a lot of stability itself, it won’t wobble or move even if you engage in more intense exercises. It also doesn’t require to be anchored to the floor for stability. Its bases feature rubberized caps, which provide extra stability and grip to the floor. However, due to its weight, plus your own weight, it might be a good idea to place it on a rubberized mat, in order to prevent any damage to the floors.
As most elements in the frame are steel-made, they all have a baked powder coat finish, which is corrosion and scratch resistant. The finish color is gray, and currently there isn’t any other version available.
Compared to other models, the XMark XM-7632-34 has a larger footprint. It takes 64″L x 29.5″W (162.5 x 75 cm) of floor space, but you’ll actually need more space widthwise, as the top pull-up handlebars add several more inches to each side. Also, if you opt for the sit-up bench accessory (which is not included), you will need several more feet of space, lengthwise.
When it comes to the unit’s height, its tallest point is at 82″ (208 cm) above floor level. In other words, this fitness equipment should fit in a room with a 7′ ceiling. However it will be a tight fit, and you won’t have enough clearance above for certain pull-up exercises. Therefore, it’s recommended that the minimum ceiling height of the room where this power tower will be used should be at least 8′.
The knee raise supports, backrest and the support of the weight assist attachment, feature 3″ (7.6 cm) thick Duracraft padding, with sweat and tear resistant Duraguard vinyl. These considerably add to the overall ergonomics of the power tower.
The knee-raise handles are foldable, in order to reduce any hindrance that may occur during pull-up exercises. The distance between the dip handles is 22″ (56 cm), providing enough space even for larger size users. All handle-grips are covered by a sheet of rubber-foam material, in order to provide the required amount of comfort for all exercises, and prevent the formation of blisters on your hands.
One last aspect to mention here regards the power tower’s weight capacity. The XMark XM-7632-34 has a maximum user weight capacity of 600 lbs (272 kg). This means it can support weighted exercises such as pull-ups or dips without any problem.
Workout stations and attachments
This XMark power tower offers four main elements of this nature: pull-up station, knee-raise station, dip station and weight assist attachment.
Pull-up station. The XMark XM-7632-34 features a split grip pull-up station, integrating two multi-grip handles, providing support for close-grip and wide-grip pull-ups.
Dip-station. This workout station consists of two simple bars, with rubberized grips, with a distance of 22″ in-between.
Knee-raise station. Consists of a set of vertical, folding grips, and Duraguard cushioned arm rests and backrest. The bars of the armrests are slightly inclined not horizontal, offering a much more comfortable positioning for knee-raise exercises.
Weight-assist attachment. This particular accessory consists of a steel bar with a square pad, offering support for pull-ups or dips, for users who cannot lift their entire bodyweight. This attachment includes 4 elastic bands, which subtract approx. 25 lbs (11.3 kg) of the user’s weight each. You can use them all 4 at first, but as your strength and fitness improves, it’s recommended to remove them.
The main optional accessory for this power tower is an ab bench, which attaches to the curved upright bar situated at the rear of the frame. This bench features the same Duraguard padding such as the knee-raise armrests, and also has 4 thick rollers for leg and foot support.
But unfortunately, this attachment was discontinued at the beginning of 2016, and it’s no longer available.
- Assisted pull-ups
- Wide grip pull-ups
- Assisted wide grip pull-ups
- Muscle pull-ups
- Assisted muscle pull-ups
- Behind head pull-ups
- Assisted behind-head pull-ups
- Around the world pull-ups
- One arm pull-ups
- Assisted one arm pull-ups
- Weighted pull-ups
- Assisted chin-ups
- Close grip chin-ups
- Assisted close grip chin-ups
- Wide grip chin-ups
- Assisted wide grip chin-ups
- One hand chin-ups
- Assisted one hand chin-ups
- Weighted chin-ups
- Assisted dips
- Weighted dips
- Band-resisted dips
- Dip to leg raise
- Side-to-side dips
- Gironda dips
- Reverse Gironda dips
- Hanging knee raises
- Hanging leg raises
- … and more
Assembly and Maintenance
To begin with, this XMark power tower comes packaged in 4 boxes, which are pretty heavy. Evidently, the main parts of the frame are also heavy and may require two people for the proper assembly. The assembly process is not extremely complicated though. Basically, you will have to connect the two base bars together, add the two main vertical bars and connect them together as well, then the arm and back supports, the curved “backbone” bar of the frame at the rear, the pull-up station, and finally the weight assist attachment. The box includes the assembly manual which provides clear instructions for the task. Also, the whole process shouldn’t take more than 3 hours.
Once it’s assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. Basically you should periodically check the joints of the tower, to make sure they still hold tight in place, and re-tighten them if it’s the case.
- Extremely well-designed frame, with a very sturdy construction;
- Heavy frame, doesn’t require to be anchored to the floor;
- High user capacity (600 lbs), offering the possibility to perform weighted exercises;
- 3″ thick and angled padding on armrests and back support;
- Split grip pull-up station, dip station, knee-raise station;
- Weight assist attachment;
- Over 30 exercises available;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- Basically no maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty.
- Lack of push-up handles, which other models, even some of the basic ones, do offer.
The XMark Powerbase XM-7632-34 is a heavy duty power tower, with an extremely solid frame and a weight capacity of 600 lbs. Due to this fact, it can support weighted exercises without any stability issues. It offers the main three workout bases that most power tower offer, including pull-up station, dip station and knee-raise station. However, as opposed to many other models, this XMark tower also integrates an adjustable weight assist attachment for dips and pull-ups. It’s a great item of fitness equipment for toning muscles, improving strength and diversifying your workout spectrum. And finally, although it’s not exactly a cheap model, its frame sturdiness, and quality of components definitely match its price. Differently put, it’s a gym-grade fitness equipment.