Body-Solid SVKR1000 ProClub Power Tower
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If you’re looking for a heavy-duty, commercial-grade power tower, the Body-Solid SVKR1000 ProClub model is definitely one to put on your list. Not only that this home gym system features an extremely sturdy construction, but it also includes several features that other models do not have. It is also considerably taller than most other models, so it’s an excellent choice for taller users.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 62L x 37W x 103H inches (157L x 94W x 266H cm)
- Assembled weight: 276 lbs (125 kg)
- Weight capacity: N/A
- Possible exercises: 20+
Commercial: Frame lifetime / Parts 3 years
Frame and parts
The Body-Solid SVKR1000 ProClub power tower features a heavy gauge frame made of ovalized steel tubing. It has an extremely durable construction and that’s one of the reasons Body-Solid doesn’t specify a weight capacity for it. This being said, the unit is solid enough to support users of all weights and weighted chin-ups or dips.
The fully assembled unit is quite heavy as well. It weighs approx. 276 lbs (125 kg). Therefore, it provides plenty of stability on its own. You don’t have to anchor it to the floor and its base bars do not have pre-drilled holes for this purpose. It is recommended, though, to assemble it and use it on a rubberized mat, to prevent floor damage.
The Body-Solid SVKR1000 is a fairly large unit, especially heightwise. It measures approx. 103″ (266 cm) in height, which means it won’t fit in a room with an 8-foot ceiling height. You’ll need a room with at least a 9-foot ceiling for it to fit accordingly and to be able to perform all the pull-up and chin-up exercises without any hindrance.
The unit’s footprint is approx. 62″L x 37″ (157 x 94 cm). This being said, you will need a usage area for it of at least 100″ x 70″ (254 x 178 cm).
It’s important to mention that the tower’s upright bars are not fully vertical; they are set at an angle of approx. 85°. This promotes a better positioning during pull-up exercises and offers more leg room during dips, and provides a better overall sturdiness for the tower. They’re also supported by two lower upright bars which considerably enhance the unit’s durability.
The base frame parts of the tower are equipped with two step-up plates each. These can be quite handy for shorter users as the unit’s chinning grips are placed at over 8′ above the floor level.
Like most other power towers, the Body-Solid SVKR1000 is equipped with a cushioned backrest and two cushioned pads for the knee raise bars. These have DuraFirmTM padding and upholstery, and not only provide superior comfort, they’re also designed to last for a long period of time.
The Body-Solid SVKR1000 ProClub power tower features two main workout stations. These are the pull-up & chinning station and the dip & leg raise station. It doesn’t have the low push-up grips as the Body-Solid GVKR82 mode, for example, but the two included stations do offer quite a few extra features.
Pull-up & chinning station. As we’ve mentioned above, this workout station is placed at approx. 102″ (260 cm) above floor level. Thus, the unit offers plenty of leg and hanging room for any exercise that involves this station.
This pull-up & chinning station integrates three sets of grips, plus a transversal bar which can also be used for various exercises. The two outer curved-down grips offer a total length of approx. 48″ (122 cm), similar to the average lat bar length.
The two inner parallel grips revolve around the top transversal bar; they can be locked at the front or at the back of the tower, depending on the exercise that you want to perform. And finally, the pull-up station also integrates a set of rock climbing grips, a feature that many other power towers do not have.
Dip & leg raise station. This workout station consists of two heavy-duty arms placed above the median height of the two upright bars. Both these arms are cushioned, and there is a backrest cushion as well. The two arms also have upright grips for extra support during leg raises or knee raises, and of course, grips for dip exercises. These grips are approx. 12″ (30 cm) long, and they’re rubberized for extra comfort and hand adherence.
It’s important to mention that the two dip grips have a revolving mechanism. You can rotate them outward for a wider grip, or inward, in case you want a closer grip.
- Wide grip pull-ups
- Muscle pull-ups
- Behind head pull-ups
- Around the world pull-ups
- One arm pull-ups
- Parallel grip pull-ups
- Close grip pull-ups
- Weighted pull-ups
- Parallel grip chin-ups
- Wide grip chin-ups
- Close grip chin-ups
- One hand chin-ups
- Weighted chin-ups
- Weighted 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
This Body-Solid home gym system requires full assembly. The task is far from being complicated, but due to the weight of the unit, it is recommended to be done by two people. It will take more than an hour, but the included manual provides pretty clear, step-by-step assembly instructions. Tools for assembly are not included; you will need two adjustable wrenches, or a set of standard wrenches, an Allen key set, and a screwdriver.
Once the unit is assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. It is recommended to keep the unit clean and periodically check for loose bolts.
- Heavy-duty frame – can support users of all sizes;
- Slightly inclined upright posts for extra sturdiness and freedom of movement;
- Two steps on each base bar for easy access to the top grips;
- Tall unit, great for tall users;
- Wide pull-up grips included;
- Revolving close pull-up grips included;
- Rock climbing grips included;
- Thick and durable DuraFirmTM upholstery on the knee raise bars and backrest;
- Upright grips for knee/leg raises;
- Revolving grips for dip exercises;
- More than 20 possible exercises;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty.
- No push-up grips;
- No foot stoppers for ab crunches.
The Body-Solid SVKR1000 ProClub is a commercial-grade power tower featuring a heavy gauge oval steel tubing construction and two main workout stations. It makes available multiple pull-up and chinning grips, and has DuraFirm cushioning on the knee raise arms and backrest. Also, its close pull-up grips and the dip grips feature a revolving design. It’s definitely an outstanding piece of strength training equipment, a lifetime investment for any home gym setup.