The Body-Solid GPR378P4 Power Rack Package is a perfect option for home users who want to build muscles and get in better shape. It’s not like other home gyms such as Bowflex, which use a power rod resistance system.
Instead, the Body-Solid GPR378P4 uses a power racks system, which is much simpler and straight-forward as compared to other gyms in the similar price range. It offers you enough features and workout area to perform intense exercises with easy mobility.
You won’t get bored while using the Power Rack in your daily routine. All of these great features combined with long-term durability and robust strength make the Body-Solid GPR378P4 Power Rack Package one of my recommended buys for 2019.
The Body-Solid GPR378P4 Power Rack Package includes a Power Rack, a lat attachment with its weight stack, a heavy bench, a dip attachment, a preacher curl station, and also a leg developer for the bench. However, a squat bar with Olympic plates is (not included) with this package.
Learn more in my complete review below
Product: Body-Solid GPR378P4 Power Rack Package
Warranty: In-home Lifetime (see the light-commercial warranty below)
My rating: 9.75/10
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GPR378P4 Power rack
The main component of this home gym system is the Body-Solid GPR378 Power Rack. This strength cage features high tensile steel construction with 3″ x 3″ 11-gauge base and upright tubes. It has an all-4-side welded construction, offering extreme sturdiness and commercial-grade quality.
The mainframe of the unit features an electrostatically applied powder coat finish, which is highly resistant to abrasion, chipping, and corrosion. The colors used are gray for the mainframe of the cage, while the safety and lift-off bars are black.
The upright columns of the power rack feature 20 adjustment positions for the safety bars and lift-off bars. The distance between the adjustment holes is 3″ (7.6 cm). Also, the weight capacity of the spotter bars and lift-off bars is 800 lbs (362.8 kg).
The base of the power rack doesn’t have adjustable stabilizers, nor does it have any holes for anchoring it to the floor. You can improvise and drill holes into it in case you want to attach it to the floor, but this will void its warranty. However, it weighs 400+ lbs, including the weight stack, so it shouldn’t have any stability issues.
The top front part of the rack features a pull-up/chin-up bar. Its surface is knurled to provide a secure grip.
In terms of dimensions, the rack itself has a footprint of approx. 49″L x 46″W (125 x 117 cm). Its height reaches approximately 80″ (203 cm), which means that the unit can fit in a room with a 7′ (213 cm).
However, if placed in a room with a 7′ ceiling, the remaining clearance above will be only 4″ (10 cm), which may not be enough for performing chin-ups correctly.
The bench included with this power rack is the Body-Solid GFID71. It’s built on a 2″ x 3″ heavy-duty steel frame and has a weight capacity of 1,000 lbs (~453 kg). It’s back and seat pads lock into eight distinct positions offering the possibility to perform inclined, horizontal, and decline exercises.
The dimensions of the bench are 70″L x 28″W x 19″H (178L x 71W x 48H cm). Therefore, the rack with the bench assembly requires a workout area of at least 7′ x 6′ (213 x 183 cm).
Also, the 19″ (48 cm) height of the bench refers to its horizontal position. When the backrest is at its maximum incline position, the highest point of the unit is approx — 50″ (127 cm).
The base bars of the bench don’t include adjustable stabilizers, but they do rest on rubberized pads, which improve its grip on the floor and its stability. Also, its rear part comes with transport wheels to enhance its relocation if needed.
The bench comes with 2¾” thick DuraFirm™ pads, which are designed never to bottom out. Also, its upholstery is a durable vinyl material that can last a lifetime with proper care.
The front section of the bench can take various attachments such as a preacher curl station or leg developer, which comes with the package. Also, the GLDA3 leg developer attachment comes with 4″ foam rollers, which provide optimal comfort for the legs. Additionally, it comes with a Standard 1″ diameter bar for Standard weight plates. However, you can always add an Olympic adapter to it to load it safely with Olympic (2″) plates.
GPR378P4 Lat attachment & weight stack
This home gym system also contains the Body-Solid GLA378 lat attachment. This additional workout station includes 20 cast iron weight plates, 10 lbs (4.5 kg) each.
The fact that the plates are cast iron and not vinyl/cement or vinyl/sand combo is quite a plus. The iron plates are highly durable, can take a lot of abuse, and with proper usage, they can last a lifetime.
The top stopper plate of the stack also weighs 10 lbs (4.5 kg); thus, the 210 lbs weight.
The GLA378 lat attachment features two 1″ diameter side pegs, which use standard weight plates. If you opt for an Olympic plate adapter, you can also use Olympic plates on them safely.
The lat attachment comes with several fiberglass reinforced nylon pulleys. They integrate heavy-duty ball bearings to provide smooth operation. Also, the included cables are nylon coated and aircraft quality rated for 2,200 lbs test.
Last but not least, the lat station includes a standard lat bar with curved grips and a short, low row bar with straight grips. Both bars have their grip points covered by a layer of rubber foam material to provide optimal comfort.
This home gym system offers the possibility to perform a wide array of exercises. I’ve enumerated at least 50 in the section below, but with extra accessories and with a little ingenuity, this exercise base can expand.
- Wide grip pull-ups
- Muscle pull-ups
- Behind head pull-ups
- Around the world pull-ups
- One-arm pull-ups
- Weighted pull-ups
- Close grip chin-ups
- Wide grip chin-ups
- One hand chin-ups
- Weighted chin-ups
- Hanging knee raises
- Hanging leg raises
- Assisted dips
- Weighted dips
- Band-resisted dips
- Dip to leg raise
- Side-to-side dips
- Gironda dips
- Reverse Gironda dips
- Lat pull-downs
- Close-grip pulldowns
- Behind head pulldowns
- Aerobic rowing
- Kneeling rowing
- Biceps curls
- Triceps press downs
- Chest presses
- Single-arm chest presses
- Wide grip chest presses
- Close grip chest presses
- Cable crunches
- Cable twist crunches
- Seated trunk rotations
- Standing trunk rotations
- Leg curls
- Stand-up leg curls
- Calf raises
- Single-leg squats
- Kneeling single-leg squats
- Wide squats
- Twisting squats
- Jumping squats
- Hip extensions, Hip adductions, and Hip abductions
- … and more
The Body-Solid GPR 378P4 Power Rack Package includes: GPR378 (power rack), GLA378 (lat attachment), SP200 (200 lb weight stack), DR378 (dip attachment), GFID31 (flat incline/decline bench), GPCA1 (preacher curl station), and the GLDA1 (leg developer attachment).
Also, keep in mind that an Olympic or Standard barbell with weight plates are not (included) with the package. You will have to use your own.
GPR378P4 Assembly & Maintenance
Considering that this gym system includes three main parts, the power cage, the lat attachment, and the bench, the full assembly will take more than two hours. Two people should do the construction.
The included manuals provide clear assembly instructions, and considering that the machine doesn’t integrate a large number of pulleys and cables, the process is pretty much straightforward.
Tools for assembly are not (included) in the package. You will need two adjustable wrenches, a Phillips screwdriver, and a rubber mallet.
Once assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. It is recommended to check for loose bolts and parts periodically. The guide bars of the weight stack should be lubricated regularly to provide a smoother action. The pulleys may also require lubrication.
Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions (rack): 49L x 46W x 80H inches (125L x 117W x 203H cm)
- Assembled dimensions (bench): 70L x 28W x 19H (178L x 71W x 48H cm)
- Total weight: 400+ lbs (181+ kg)
- Weight capacity (spotters): 800 lbs (362.8 kg)
- Weight capacity (bench): 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg)
- Lat attachment: Cast iron plates, 210 lbs (95.25 kg)
- Possible exercises: 50+
- In-home Warranty: Lifetime
- Light Commercial Warranty: Frame & Welds Lifetime / Pulleys, Bushings, Bearings, Hardware, Plates, Guide Rods 3 years / Cables, Upholstery, Grips (Normal Wear) 1 year
- Extremely sturdy, commercial-grade construction;
- High weight capacity (800 lbs) for the safety bars and lift-off bars;
- Pull-up bar included;
- 20 attachment positions for the safety and lift-off bars;
- Power bench included;
- 1,000 lbs weight capacity for the bench;
- Eight adjustment positions for the backrest and seat of the bench, allowing horizontal, inclined, and declined exercises;
- DuraFirm pads on both backrest and seat;
- Transport wheels on the bench rear base;
- T-Bar Leg Stopper and Leg Developer attachments for the bench;
- Preacher curl station included;
- Lat pulldown station included;
- 210 lbs cast iron plate weight stack;
- Standard pegs for extra loads attached to the lat station carriage unit;
- Heavy-duty fiberglass reinforced nylon pulleys;
- 2,200 lbs tensile strength steel cables;
- Lat pulldown bar included;
- Short row bar included;
- Over 50 possible exercises;
- Its operation is quiet;
- Little maintenance required;
- Fairly easy to assemble.
- Excellent warranty.
- Olympic barbell not included;
- Olympic weight plates not included.
Body-Solid GPR378P4 Power Rack Summary
This Body-Solid GPR378P4 Power Rack Package home gym system includes the GPR378 power rack, the GLA378 lat pulldown station, the 210 weight stack, the GFID71 power bench, the preacher curl station, and GLDA3 leg developer for the bench.
All of these parts feature heavy-duty construction, with up to 800 lbs weight capacity for the power cage, and 1,000 lbs capacity for the bench. The bench offers multiple adjustment positions, while the lat station features a 210 lbs cast iron weight stack, with the possibility to load it with extra weight plates.
This Body-Solid home gym system allows the execution of over 50 exercises. It’s perfect for users of all levels. For home users, it comes with a full lifetime warranty for all parts. In all, it’s an excellent piece of fitness equipment offering outstanding value for the price.
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