The Body-Solid EXM3000LPS Home Gym is an upgrade to the single stack EXM1500S model, with more workout stations and a 50 lb increase for each of the two weight stack towers. Additionally, the seven workout stations increase the number of upper and lower-body exercise options.
The Body-Solid EXM3000LPS has a leg press station that uses an identical 210 lb weight stack to the one used by the Multi-Press and Perfect-Pec stations 2:1 ratio. For example, the 210 lbs of resistance converts to 420 lbs for calf raises, standard, and iso-lateral leg presses.
Pec flys offer a similar range of motion to dumbbell flys but benefit from being vertical rather than horizontal. As a result, the stretch on the pecs will be virtually the same. However, having visibility on your arms’ angle will help you make essential adjustments to your arm and shoulder positions.
In addition to the seated rows with the Multi-Press arm and rear delt fly with the Pec Station, the Body-Solid EXM3000LPS also comes with a lat pulldown station. The height of the pulley and the distance between the top of the weight stack and the head of the surrounding shroud allow you to have all the space you need to perform lat pulldown variations.
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Product: Body-Solid EXM3000LPS Home Gym
Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 2 years / Wear 1 year
My rating: is 9/10
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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: 2 x 210 lbs (95 kg)
- Possible exercises: 40+
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 2 years / Wear 1 year
EXM3000LPS Frame Construction
This gym machine’s frame is steel, with a total weight of 947 lbs (429.5 kg). The steel frame parts come with anti-corrosive white paint, and so far, there are no other colors available. In addition, the frame features substantial construction.
There’s no maximum user weight specified. As a result, the machine can hold up to three users working out simultaneously. In addition, it won’t wiggle or wobble during workouts due to its weight.
All bases of the machine feature rubberized stabilizers to protect floors from damage. However, it’s good to have it assembled on a mat, especially if you have wooden floors, due to its weight. 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, if you’re wondering, it should fit in a room with a 7′ ceiling, and you’ll still have 1″ clearance above. On the other hand, in-depth and width-wise, you’ll need approximately 3′ (91 cm) of clearance to use the machine comfortably.
The upholstery on the seats and back supports is durable synthetic leather. Also, they feature 2″ thick cushioning, offering excellent comfort. The leg attachment rollers also feature consistent rubber foam padding so that you won’t worry about discomfort during leg curls or extensions.
EXM3000LPS Included elements
The Body-Solid EXM3000LPS consists of 7 stations or seven main workout elements. These are:
It’s a bi-functional station that provides workouts for the rear deltoids and pectoral muscles. This element includes dual overhead cams with six increments per arm for accurate tuning and prestretch with optimal biomechanical movement.
These elements aim to develop the chest, back, and shoulder muscles. In addition, the machine offers three stations in one, with fully adjustable pads for users of all sizes.
Ab crunch and intermediate pulley station.
This element promotes exercises for the abdominal muscles and offers superior comfort for triceps extension exercises.
Lat pulldown and high pulley station.
Any home gym system should have this workout element or something for strength and endurance development of the triceps, shoulder, and back muscles. In addition, 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, this Body-Solid model offers seated row exercise elements. On the other hand, the low pulley station can perform activities such as cable curls, shrugs, leg abductions, etc.
Leg press and calf press station.
The included element features two bar linkages, which self-align the leg press plate’s angle to the user’s body, eliminating ankle stress. In addition, it offers exercises to develop the top leg and calf muscles.
The leg attachment is a leg extension and leg curl station. It focuses on the lower and top leg muscles, such as the quads and hamstrings.
There are several options available for this machine. The most important one that requires mentioning is the VKR30 Vertical Knee Raise Attachment (displayed in the image to the right). This element consists of a contoured and cushioned back pad, arm pads, and handgrips for abdominal, shoulder, and triceps exercises.
This addition opens several uses, such as knee raises and dips. In addition, with this attachment, the machine allows up to 3 users to work out simultaneously. Without it, only two users can work out 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 210 lbs (95 kg) in each stack. The weight stacks can be used simultaneously and are also upgradeable.
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 pounds, up to 210 lbs for each stack. In addition, for precision weight training, you can add or replace weight plates with different weights, such as 2.5 lbs or 5 lbs.
However, 2.5 lbs and 5 lbs plates are (not supplied) with the machine. Therefore, the weight plate stacks only have plates of 10 pounds each.
One crucial aspect that needs mentioning here regards the leg press station. Due to its biomechanics, this station converts the weight you select by a 2:1 ratio. So, if you choose 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, and 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, and Tricep Kickback
- Upright Row
- Wide Grip Front Lat Pulldown
There are many more exercises that you can still achieve with this machine. This list only covers the most common ones. The Body-Solid home gym allows you to perform more than 40 gym-quality exercises.
EXM3000LPS Assembly and Maintenance
First of all, this home gym machine comes packaged in 8 different boxes, some of which weigh more than 50 lbs (22.6 kg), the whole package weighing approximately 1000 lbs (453.5 kg). Therefore, it’s best to have at least two people receiving the package.
Although not complex, the assembly will take several hours due to the many parts you’ll have to put together. The machine comes with a user manual, guiding you through the process. Since it’s a bulky and weighty machine, you should assemble it 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 possible.
- Commercial quality machine, with a highly sturdy frame, for users of all sizes;
- The durable upholstery and ergonomic cushioning on all seat and backrest pads;
- Seven 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 work out 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 – classic steel weight stacks;
- 2:1 leg press station doubles the selected weight resistance (you can press up to 420 lbs with the standard, included weight plates);
- Over 40+ possible exercises;
- Excellent warranty package.
- Weighty machine;
- Assembly will take several hours, although the manual offers pretty clear instructions;
- Not all tools needed for assembly come supplied.
Body-Solid EXM3000LPS Home Gym Summary
The Body-Solid EXM3000LPS is a commercial standard gym system. It uses classic steel weight stacks for resistance and offers seven conventional workout stations, and you can perform more than 40+ exercises on this machine. Also, due to the dual-weight stack system, two users can work out simultaneously, or up to three, if you opt for the dips attachment.
Considering this machine’s quality, design, sturdiness, versatility, and price, you’ll get outstanding value for your money.
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Please remember that you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could risk your health and safety or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.