Perform shrugs, squats, deadlifts, biceps curls, and everything in-between more efficiently and effectively on the Body-Solid GLGS100 Corner Leverage Machine. The swingarm/press arm station has a large radius to simulate a straight up and down motion.
In addition, the GLGS100 press armbar can be used as a pull-up/chin-up station when the press armbar is at its highest position. An adjustable knee lock-down makes lat pulldowns more accessible than ever, while the low pulley station is perfect for curls and multiple row exercises.
Works with most any Flat/Incline/Decline Bench or add the optional, premium Body-Solid GFID100, Flat / Incline / Decline Bench that can slide in and out, allowing for ease-of-use and a smooth transition from exercise-to-exercise. At the same time, attached wheels make transport a breeze. In addition, a stand-alone design allows the bench to be used entirely independently of the gym system.
The Body-Solid GLGS100 Corner Leverage Machine fits comfortably into most home and commercial settings with a revolutionary space-saving design. With an all-new, high-tech/high-gloss anodized red finish, this gym not only stands out for its performance but also for its looks.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Body-Solid GLGS100 Corner Leverage Machine
Warranty: In-home Lifetime
My rating: 9.25/10
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Please note: Shown loaded with Olympic Bumper Weight Plates (not included) and an optional bench (also not included).
Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 69L x 67W x 82H inches (175L x 170W x 208H cm)
- Assembled weight: 191 lbs (86.6 kg)
- Weight limit: 600 lbs (272 kg)
- Workout stations: Lat pulldown, press/squat, low pulley
- Possible exercises: 40+
- Accessories: Lat bar, short bar, revolving cable handle, 2x spring collar
- Commercial Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 3 years / Wear parts 1 year
- In-home Warranty: Lifetime
GLGS100 Frame construction
The Body-Solid GLGS100 corner leverage machine features a heavy-duty cylindrical tubing steel frame. The tubes of the unit’s main body are thicker, and due to their cylindrical structure, they offer more structural strength for the machine than rectangular tubing.
The main body features a high-tech/high-gloss anodized red finish, resistant to corrosion, abrasion, and chipping. The press arm assembly has a dark gray finish, while the plate storage pegs are chrome-plated.
The machine is not super extensive. With all the parts assembled, it is approximately 69″ (175 cm) long and 67″ (170 cm) wide. It is advisable to leave at least 2 feet (61 cm) of clearance on each side and at least 3-4 feet (91 – 122 cm) of clearance at the front to execute all the exercises correctly without any hindrance.
The unit’s height is 82″ (208 cm). Thus, it should fit in a room with a 7-foot (213 cm) ceiling. However, it would be a pretty tight fit, and you may not be able to execute all the pull-up exercises correctly.
The machine is also pretty heavy. Its net weight is approximately 191 lbs (86.6 kg). Its base bars are not pre-drilled for anchoring it to the floor, but they should provide excellent stability on their own due to their weight. Plus, you can continually improve its stability by loading weight plates on its lateral storage pegs. The base bars also have two small rings welded at their front, to which you can attach elastic ropes.
The unit’s main upright tube has several adjustment positions for locking the press arm in place. Therefore, you can have it in a high position for pull-ups or chin-ups, in a horizontal position for dips, or a low position for inclined push-ups.
Other parts and accessories
First of all, the Body-Solid GLGS100 leverage gym system comes equipped with five large pulleys. They’re a durable nylon material with integrated ball bearings.
The cables are steel-made, featuring PVC sleeves to prevent the pulleys from scratching. The exact capacity of the cables is not specified, but they should be able to withstand much more than the specified limit of the machine.
The unit’s weight plate storage pegs are 2″ thick, meant for Olympic plates with 2″ holes in diameter. They are not easily removable, but they can be if desired. They are approx. 9.75″ (25 cm) long, so they should fit at least 3-4 heavy plates each.
The press arm handles offer the possibility to adopt three types of grips. First, they weld to the main tube of the press arm for improved sturdiness. In addition, they have PVC foam sleeves for a comfortable and secure grip. Also, a squat bar with a foam cushion comes included; this can attach to the front section of the press arm for improved comfort and control.
Like the Body-Solid G6BR, this machine includes a knee stopper handy for lat pulldowns with heavy loads. This element is adjustable. Its adjustment plate features five holes. The top hole offers the possibility to lock it in a horizontal position so you can use it as a support to hold on to when performing one-arm cable exercises.
In terms of accessories, the GLGS100 corner leverage machine comes with a standard, wide-grip lat bar, a short bar for low rows, a revolving cable handle, and a short extension chain. Two spring collars for fixing plates on the storage pegs also come with the machine.
Unfortunately, the weight plates do not come with the machine, and also, a bench does not come included with this particular model. However, the Body-Solid GLGS100P4 corner leverage machine comes with a bench included.
GLGS100 Workout Stations
The Body-Solid GLG100 corner leverage machine features three main workout stations. These are:
High-pulley station. The machine’s high-pulley station comes equipped with only one terminal pulley and cable. It connects to the weight carriage at the back of the unit, and you can join the included lat bar or the revolving handle to it. However, you can also opt for an ab harness or tricep rope for different exercises. The last two accessories (tricep rope, ab harness) do not come with the machine.
Press/squat station. This element is quite versatile. You can lock the press assembly in several positions, as I’ve mentioned earlier. If locked in the highest position, you can perform pull-ups. If locked in a median position, you can perform dips. In addition, you can also move it freely and execute exercises such as shrugs, squats, etc. It’s important to note that the two arms of the press assembly are connected and cannot move independently.
Low-pulley station. Like the high-pulley station, the low pulley station connects to the weight carriage at the back of the machine. It offers the possibility to perform low rows, tricep kickbacks, lateral side raises, front arm raises, bicep curls, leg kickbacks, or leg abductions. The last two exercises require an ankle cuff which does not come included.
- Circuit Training
- General Fitness
- Muscle Endurance
- Power Lifting
- Strength Interval Training
- Total Body
GLGS100 Possible Exercises
The Body-Solid GLGS100 corner leverage gym machine can execute more than 40+ exercises. The list includes:
- Triceps Pushdowns
- French Presses
- Standing French Presses
- Tricep Presses
- Tricep Extensions
- Bicep Curls
- Tricep Kickbacks
- Wrist Extensions
- Trunk Rotations
- Ab Crunches
- Oblique Ab Crunches
- Standing Wide Angle Lat Rows
- Narrow Pulldowns
- Seated Lat Rows
- Stiff Arm Pulldowns
- High Rows
- Low Rows
- Low Back Extensions
- Shoulder Pullovers
- Lat Pulldowns
- Chest Presses
- Deltoid Rows
- Shoulder Presses
- Shoulder Extensions
- Front Shoulder Raises
- Scapular Protractions
- Scapular Retractions
- Leg Kickbacks
- Hip Abductions
- Hip Adductions
- Prone Leg Curls
- and more.
For most of the exercises in the list above, you can perform at least a few variations. Also, some of the exercises listed here will require certain accessories that do not come included. For example, seated or horizontal chest presses require a bench, while leg kickbacks require an ankle cuff.
Assembly and Maintenance
The Body-Solid GLG100 leverage machine requires complete user assembly. The process is not too complicated, though, and the manual provides pretty clear step-by-step assembly instructions and schematics.
Tools for assembly do not come with the gym. Instead, you will need a set of wrenches, a Phillips screwdriver, and a rubber mallet. The whole task shouldn’t take more than two hours of your time.
Once assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. However, the joints of the moving parts may need some lubrication from time to time. Other than this, you only need to keep the machine clean and periodically inspect it to ensure that all the parts still function correctly.
- Commercial quality construction, extremely sturdy frame;
- 600 lbs weight limit;
- Three workout stations, including front press station, lat pulldown station, and low pulley station;
- Multiple locking positions for the press arm;
- Front base footplate for improved stability;
- Angle-adjustable knee stopper element for lat pulldowns with a heavy load;
- Heavy-duty pulleys and cables;
- 9.75″ plate storage pegs for Olympic (2″) plates;
- Lat bar included;
- Squat bar included;
- Revolving handle included;
- The short bar for rows included;
- Collar springs for securing plates included;
- Offers the possibility to perform more than 40+ exercises;
- Reasonably easy to set up;
- Little maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty.
- Tools for assembly not included;
- Ankle cuff not included.
Body-Solid GLGS100 Corner Leverage Machine Summary
The Body-Solid GLGS100 is a commercial-grade leverage gym machine. It features three workout stations, including the high-pulley, low-pulley, and an arm press. The arm press has a locking feature, and the machine integrates a knee stopper. It also includes a lat bar, a squat bar, a revolving handle, and a short bar for rows.
Moreover, it offers the possibility to perform more than 40+ exercises with different variations. In all, it’s a heavy-duty gym machine, great for users of all levels, and comes with an excellent in-home warranty.
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Please note: Before starting any exercise program, you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could put your health and safety at risk 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.