Body Solid Home Gym Review

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Company Info.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with them…

…they’re a fitness equipment production and distribution company that was founded in 1989.

Although they’re Chicago based, they’ve been around the block.

Over the years, they’ve positioned themselves into being one of the leading manufacturers in the home gym equipment industry.

A large percentage of their equipment are manufactured under an ISO-9000 standards and are very reliable.

As a matter a fact, their home fitness equipment are commercially rated which means they can handle some serious abuse.

Durability is not an issue with Body Solid equipment and seeing how they’ve been around for over a quarter of a century, it’s pretty safe to say…

they know what they’re doing.

 

Durability & Design

The quality of their home fitness equipment is outstanding.

Their commercial equipment are virtually indestructible but their home gym series have a reputation for being on par with some of the top commercial brands.

Their line of home gyms are constructed with some of the highest quality parts.

Steel, heavy gauge, alloy construction, and electrostatically applied powder coating makes their gym equipment extremely durable and built to withstand years of aggressive use.

Besides their durability, Body Solid is also known for its ergonomic design.

Fully adjustable stations comfortably fit a whole range of users while providing an optimal range of motion.

Couple that with a whole list of safety features and you get a series of machines that are perfect for users of all levels.

 

A Variety of Home Gym Equipment

Body Solid manufactures a wide array of home fitness products.

Too many to list in this review but I’ve been fortunate enough to review and gather information on several of their strength training equipment.

(I’ll definitely update this review when I get the opportunity to review more of their gym equipment).

But just to give you an idea, the Body Solid home gym equipment series for 2018 includes:

  • treadmills
  • crosstrainers
  • bikes
  • free weights
  • multi-gyms
  • power racks
  • squat racks
  • gym accessories

and a whole lot more.

 

Customer Service & Warranty

I can go on and on praising their design and construction but I’d be remiss if I did not mention Body Solid’s amazing customer service and their lifetime warranty.

They must get incredible Christmas bonuses because their customer service and warranty humiliates its rivals.

Their customer service alone exceeded my expectations with their friendly staff and swift resolution.

A friend of mine had bought the 3000LPS model and was missing a couple of bolts for a part of the frame.

One phone call and a few days later, he had the missing pieces installed without any extra fees or hassles.

Their warranty covers the life of your equipment (so long as you’re the original owner).

Does it get any better than that?

So, which one do you choose?

For those who are leaning towards Body Solid, I’ve put together this informal guide to help you with your choice.

 

Stacked Weights (Cables)

One thing about Body Solid is that you don’t run out of selections.

They have home gyms for users of all levels.

Then again, anyone with any amount of experience can use any of their home gym equipment.

Limited space?

So long as you have space larger than a standard closet, they’ll have something for you.

Their selection of stacked weights are pretty impressive.

I rounded up a few of their popular models to help point out some of their major features.

There are a few more models I’m looking at and will post here with an update.

 

Body Solid EXM1500S

  • Single stack – 160 lbs.
  • 5 workout stations: Lat Pulldown/High Pulley Station, Ab Crunch/Mid Pulley Station, Leg Extension/Leg Curl Station, Chest Press Station, Seated Row/Low Pulley Station.
  • 2 people can work out simultaneously.
  • Over 20+ exercises can be performed.

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Body Solid G1S

  • Newer version of the EXM1500S.
  • Single stack – 160 lbs.
  • 5 workout stations: Lat Pulldown/High Pulley Station, Ab Crunch/Mid Pulley Station, Leg Extension/Leg Curl Station, Chest Press Station, Seated Row/Low Pulley Station.
  • 2 people can work out simultaneously.
  • Over 20+ exercises can be performed.

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Body Solid G9S

  • Dual stack – 210 lbs.
  • 2:1 weight ratio for leg press essentially increasing load to 420 lbs.
  • 6 workout stations: Lat Pulldown/High Pulley Station, Dip station, Chest/Shoulder Press Station, Low Pulley Station, Horizontal Leg Press Station, Pec Station
  • 3 people can work out simultaneously.
  • Over 30+ exercises can be performed.

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Body Solid EXM2500S

  • Dual stack – 210 lbs.
  • 2:1 weight ratio for leg press essentially increasing load to 420 lbs.
  • 6 workout stations: Lat Pulldown/High Pulley Station, Dip station, Chest/Shoulder Press Station, Low Pulley Station, Horizontal Leg Press Station, Pec Station
  • 3 people can work out simultaneously.
  • Over 30+ exercises can be performed.

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Plate Loaded Machines

It should be no surprise that Body Solid manufacturers very durable plate loaded machines.  Between their Smith Machines and Leverage Gyms, you can definitely expect to make some serious gains from the comforts of your home.

The maximum weight capacity ranges from 600 to 800 lbs. depending on the station.  That’s more than enough to satisfy any user…

…unless you’re into power lifting.

Probably, the best aspect of plate loaded machines are the fact that you don’t need a spotter.

Lift as heavy as you want and the chances of injury are minimal so long as you’re careful.

Body Solid may not be the longest player in the Leverage Gym market but they have certainly hit a home run with the two they have.

Body Solid SBL460P4

  • Leverage Gym.
  • Commercial grade.
  • 3″ x 3″ 10 and 11 gauge steel construction making it the strongest leverage gym in its class.
  • Perform all major compound exercises.
  • 2 people can work out simultaneously.
  • Over 40 exercises available.

 

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Body Solid GLGS100P4/ GLGS100

  • Leverage Gym
  • Commercial Grade
  • Incline/Decline bench comes with the 100P4 model.
  • Swing arm/press arm allows the user to perform presses and pull ups.
  • Over 30 exercises.

 

So Which One?

OK, great – so you probably want to know which is better?

The choice is yours.

Stacked weights are more convenient because all that’s required for you to change the weight is the insertion of a pin.

The overall resistance doesn’t quite reach weight capacity of a plate loaded machine so don’t expect to get the same type of results.

That’s why I tend to lean towards plate loaded machines…

…only because I love free weights.

 


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