Body Solid EXM3000LPS Double Stack Home Gym
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|10 lbs||Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 2 years
Wear: 1 year
Home gyms or gym systems come in various shapes and sizes with fewer or more features. But if you’re looking for a commercial quality one, you’ll have to give a look at the Body Solid EXM3000LPS. Even though the title says “home gym”, this workout station features the construction of the heavy-duty machines that you can find in most gym clubs. It’s an extremely solid piece of equipment, it allows up to three users to workout simultaneously, and to put it simply, it’s quite a complete home gym system.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 91L x 73W x 83H inches (231L x 185W x 210H cm)
- Assembled weight: 947 lbs (429.5 kg)
- Resistance system: Weight stacks
- Standard weight resistance: 2x 210 lbs (95 kg)
- Possible exercises: 40+
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 2 years / Wear 1 year
Frame construction and footprint
It’s pretty much obvious that at a total weight of 947 lbs (429.5 kg), the frame of this gym machine is made of steel. The steel frame parts are coated with anti-corrosive white paint, and so far there are no other colors available. The frame features an extremely solid construction. There’s no maximum user weight specified. In fact, the machine can hold up to three users working out simultaneously. Evidently, due to its weight, it can’t possibly wiggle or wobble during workouts.
All bases of the machine feature rubberized stabilizers, to protect floors from damage. However, due to its weight, it’s a good idea to have it assembled on a mat, especially if you have wooden floors. Over time, they may sustain damage due to the weight and pressure generated.
The EXM3000LPS features quite a large footprint. It takes 91″L x 73″W (231 x 185 cm) of floor space, and reaches 6’9″ high. Thus, in case you’re wondering, it should fit in a room with a 7′ ceiling and you’ll should still have 1″ clearance above. On the other hand, depth and width wise, you’ll need approx. 3′ (91 cm) of clearance, in order to use the machine comfortably.
The upholstery on seats and back supports is made of durable synthetic leather. Also, they feature 2″ thick cushioning, offering excellent comfort. The rollers on the leg attachment also feature consistent, rubber foam padding, so you won’t have to worry about any discomfort during leg curls or leg extensions.
The Body Solid EXM3000LPS includes 7 stations, or 7 main workout elements. These are:
Pec station. It’s a bi-functional station which provides workouts for the rear deltoids and pectoral muscles. This element includes dual overhead cams with 6 increments per arm, for accurate tuning and prestretch with optimal biomechanical movement.
Multi-press station. Evidently these elements aim for the development of chest, back and shoulder muscles. The machine offers three stations in one, with fully adjustable pads for users of all sizes.
Ab crunch and mid pulley station. This is the element that promotes exercises for the abdominal muscles, also offering superior comfort for triceps extension exercises.
Lat pulldown and high pulley station. Just about any home gym system should have this workout element, or something for strength and endurance development of the triceps, shoulder and back muscles. The lat pulldown station offers easy-access hold-down rollers for users of all sizes.
Seated row and low pulley station. Although it doesn’t offer mobile seats with rollers for complete rowing exercises like the Bowflex Blaze machine for example, this Body Solid model does offer elements for seated row exercises. The low pulley station on the other hand, offers the possibility to perform exercises such as cable curls, shrugs, leg abductions etc.
Leg press and calf press station. This is also an included element, featuring two bar linkage which self-aligns the angle of the leg press plate to the user’s body, eliminating any ankle stress. As its name suggests, it offers exercises for the development of top leg and calf muscles.
Leg attachment. This is actually a leg extension and leg curl station. It focuses on lower and top leg muscles, such as quads and hamstrings.
There are several options (not included) available for this machine. The most important one that requires mentioning here is the VKR30 Vertical Knee Raise attachment. This element includes a contoured and cushioned back pad, arm pads and handgrips for abdominal, shoulder and triceps exercises. This addition opens several types of exercises, such as knee raises and dips. With this attachment, the machine allows up to 3 users working out simultaneously. Without it, only 2 users can workout at the same time.
Other optional accessories that you can order for this machine are the TR20 Triceps Rope, NB59 Adjustable Nylon Stirrup Handle, and weight stack plates of various increments.
Weight Resistance System and Increments
The EXM3000LPS home gym features a classic, weight stack resistance system. The machine features two stacks of weight plates with a total of 210 lbs (95 kg) each stack. The weight stacks can be used simultaneously and can also be upgraded.
Each plate weighs 10 lbs (4.5 kg). In other words, with the standard supplied weight plates you can have weight adjustments in increments of 10 lbs, up to 210 lbs for each stack. You can add or replace weight plates with different weights, such as 2.5 lbs or 5 lbs, for precision weight training. However, 2.5 lbs and 5 lbs plates are not supplied with the machine. The weight plate stacks only have plates of 10 lbs each.
One important aspect to be mentioned here regards the leg press station. Due to its biomechanics, this station converts the weight you select by a 2:1 ratio. Differently put, if you select the maximum weight stacks (210 lbs), you will leg-press 420 lbs.
- Ab Crunch
- Bench Press
- Biceps Curl (standing)
- Bent Over Row
- Calf Press
- Close Grip Front Lat Pulldown
- Deltoid Raise
- Glute Kick
- Inner Thigh Adduction
- Leg Curl
- Leg Raise
- Leg Extensions
- Oblique Bend
- Outer Thigh Abduction
- Pec Fly
- Incline Press
- Leg Extension
- Leg Press
- Pull Over
- Reverse Fly
- Shoulder Press
- Seated Row
- Shoulder Shrug
- Standing Leg Curl
- Standing Military Press
- Tricep Press Down
- Tricep Extension
- Tricep Kickback
- Upright Row
- Wide Grip Front Lat Pulldown
Evidently, there are many more exercises that you can still achieve with this machine. This list only covers the most common ones. Differently put, Body Solid home gym allows you to perform more than 40 gym quality exercises.
Assembly and Maintenance
First of all, this home gym machine comes packaged in 8 different boxes, and some of them weigh more than 50 lbs (22.6 kg), the whole package weighing approx. 1000 lbs (453.5 kg). Therefore, it’s best to have at least two people receiving the package.
Assembly, although not difficult, it will take several hours, due to the many parts that you’ll have to put together. The machine comes with a user’s manual which will guide you step-by-step through the whole process. Obviously, since it’s a bulky and extremely heavy machine, it should be assembled in the room, and on the spot where it will be in use.
When it comes to maintenance, there’s not much to be done. Just check the joints and bolts from time to time, and re-tighten them if it’s the case.
- Commercial quality machine, with an extremely sturdy frame, for users of all sizes;
- Durable upholstery and ergonomic cushioning on all seat and backrest pads;
- 7 workout stations, including: pec station, lat pulldown / high pulley station, leg press / calf press station, leg attachment for extensions and curls, ab crunch mid pulley station, seated row and low pulley station, multi-press station;
- Possibility for two users to workout simultaneously, and up to three users, if you also opt for the knee-ups station;
- Two sets of weight stacks, 210 lbs (each), with 10 lbs weight increments – steel allow weight stacks;
- 2:1 leg press station, doubles the selected weight resistance (you can press up to 420 lbs, with the standard, include weight plates);
- Over 40 possible exercises;
- Excellent warranty package.
- Really heavy machine;
- Assembly will take several hours, although the manual offers pretty clear instructions;
- Not all tools required for assembly are supplied.
The Body Solid EXM3000LPS is a commercial standard gym system. It uses classic steel weight stacks for resistance, and offers 7 standard workout stations. You can perform more than 40 exercises on this machine, and due to the dual weight stack system, two users can workout at the same time, or up to three, if you also opt for the dips attachment. All in all, considering the quality, design, sturdiness and versatility of this machine, and its price, it’s safe to say that you’ll get an outstanding value for your money.