Titan 150 lb Stack Home Gym Total Fitness
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The Titan Fitness 150 lbs stack home gym machine is quite similar to the Gold’s Gym XR 55 Gym Machine or the Weider 2980 X. It’s one of the most affordable home gyms that you can find at the moment, currently priced under $350. In case you’re wondering, the main reason it’s so inexpensive is that its weight plates are made of cement/vinyl and not cast iron. But nonetheless, it’s a well-made fitness machine and can offer the possibility to perform more than 35+ exercises.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 70″L x 39″W x 80″H (178L x 99W x 203H cm)
- Assembled weight: 232 lbs (105 kg)
- Weight stack: 150 lbs (68 kg), vinyl plates
- Possible exercises: 35+
- Warranty: 1 year limited
Frame construction and parts
This Titan Fitness home gym has a frame made of durable steel tubing. All the steel parts in the frame construction feature a non-corrosive paint finish, black in color, this being the only color available for this machine (at least for the moment). The only exception is the weight stack guide bars, which feature a chrome finish.
When it comes to size, this weight stack machine isn’t very large compared to other models, such as the Marcy Diamond Elite, or the Powerline P2X. However, it does take some space especially lengthwise. Its assembled footprint is 70″L x 39″W (178 x 99 cm). But, in order to operate it safely and without any hindrance, it is recommended to keep at least two feet of clearance on each side of the machine, and at least three feet of clearance at the front, to allow a proper leg extension when using the leg developer station.
The machine’s height is when fully assembled, is 80″ (203 cm). This means it can fit in a room with a 7″ ceiling.
The fully assembled home gym is rather heavy, with a total weight of 232 lbs (~105 kg). This means it’s not really meant to be moved once assembled. This weight provides quite a bit of stability during exercises. It’s base bars don’t have holes for anchoring it to the floor, though. However, they do have durable PVC caps which improve its stability.
Like most other gym machines, this Titan Fitness model comes with heavy-duty nylon pulleys, with steel ball bearings. The ball bearings are industrial grade and also sealed, which means they’re built to last for many years of use. The cables are steel ropes with PVC sheets; they can withstand much higher weights than the 150 lbs stack of the machine.
The seat, backrest and curl pad feature thick and durable upholstery, made of vinyl material, in black and red colors. They integrate a 2″ (5 cm) layer of foam padding, designed to deliver optimal comfort. As opposed to other fitness machines in this category, the seat and backrest are non-adjustable. The curl pad has, however, several adjustment positions, offering an adjustment span of a few inches.
The leg developer and the fly bars feature thick foam rollers, providing excellent comfort for all the related exercises. Also, the fly bars offer multiple grips, allowing you to put a bit of diversity in your workouts.
Last but not least, there are three main accessories included with this home gym. One is the short bar for low pulley exercises; the second is an extension chain for the said bar; the third is the lat bar, which has standard dimensions, and curved grips.
The Titan 150 lb stack home gym has several workout stations and attachments, which offer the possibility to perform more than 35 gym quality exercises. These are:
Chest press/fly station – The two fly and press bars offer the possibility to perform exercises for chest and shoulders. As we’ve mentioned above, they feature a multi-grip design and thick foam rollers for extra comfort.
High pulley station – allows you to perform exercises mainly for the back, shoulders and triceps muscles. It comes with a standard lat bar, with curved and rubberized grips.
Low pulley station – for a wide variety of low pulley exercises, such as squats, stand up curls, rows etc. As we’ve mentioned above, there’s a short bar with a chain extension included for this workout station.
Leg developer attachment – this workout station attaches to the low pulley and gives you access to exercises such as leg extensions. However, since the machine doesn’t have a long bench, you won’t be able to perform standard leg curls. So, basically, this attachment is mainly for leg extensions.
Curl pad attachment – this workout station speaks for itself. It gives you the possibility to perform bicep curls either with the short bar attached to the low pulley or with your own barbell. It has several adjustment positions.
The Titan Fitness 150 lb home gym machine comes with a vinyl weight stack. Differently put, its weight plates are made of concrete material and encased in a vinyl shell. This is one of the reasons the machine is cheaper than other models. However, even if they’re not made of cast iron, the weight plates are fairly durable. And since it’s a machine intended for home use, they can last a lifetime.
The weight stack consists of 9 plates, plus the top, stopper plate. Each plate, including the stopper, weighs 15 lbs. The weight stack is technically upgradable. However, Titan Fitness doesn’t offer any compatible plates separately. So, in case you want to increase the weight resistance, you will have to improvise.
The weight resistance generated by each workout station isn’t specified. But as a general idea, you should expect a weight resistance of approx. 150 lbs for low pulley and lat station, and approx. 180-200 lbs for the press station.
This Titan Fitness home offers the possibility to perform more than 35 exercises. Among them, we can count:
- Seated Biceps Curls
- Stand-up Biceps Curls
- Preacher Curls
- Concentration Curls
- Triceps Pressdowns
- Triceps Extensions
- Triceps Kickbacks
- Ab Pulldowns
- Low Pulley Trunk Rotations
- Deltoid Raises
- Seated Rows
- Stand Up Rows
- Vertical Grip Chest Presses
- Horizontal Grip Chest Presses
- Fly presses
- High Cable Cross-Overs
- Lat Pulldowns
- Leg Curls
- Leg Abductions
- Leg Extensions
- Leg Adductions
- … and more.
Some exercises may require accessories which are not included. For example, for leg abductions or single leg curls, you will need an ankle strap.
Assembly and Maintenance
The machine’s assembly is quite straightforward and the included manual provides clear step-by-step instructions for it. However, due to the many parts that require assembly, it will take at least a few hours. The parts aren’t too heavy, so it can be assembled by one person.
For maintenance, it is recommended to periodically lubricate the pulleys if necessary, and inspect the machine for loose bolts and parts.
- Sturdy construction, elegant frame design;
- Thick and durable vinyl upholstery, with consistent padding for maximum comfort;
- Foam roller padding on the chest press bars and leg developer attachment;
- Relatively small footprint for a home gym system;
- 6 workout stations, including pec fly, chest press, low pulley, high pulley, curl pad and leg attachment;
- Short bar included;
- Lat bar included;
- Over 35 exercises available;
- Quiet operation, suitable machine for apartment use;
- Little maintenance required;
- Fairly easy to assemble.
- The tools required for assembly are not included;
- Users taller than 6’2″ – 6’3″ may not be able to perform all the exercises correctly;
- Ankle strap not included;
- Seat and backrest cannot be adjusted.
The Titan Fitness 150 lbs stack home gym is a fitness machine featuring a vinyl weight stack, with 9+1 plates of 15 lbs each, generating up to 200 lbs of weight resistance. It has 6 distinctive workout stations and offers the possibility to perform more than 35 exercises. It includes a lat bar and a short bar for low pulley exercises. It’s perfect for beginners and intermediate users. And finally, it’s one of the most affordable home gyms at the moment.