The Body-Solid S2CC Cable Column combines the power and durability of Body-Solid’s Series II commercial line with a virtually unlimited range of exercise possibilities. In addition, the S2CC’s compact footprint and simple adjustments make it an ideal fit in any home workout space or commercial gym setting.
Moreover, the S2CC features a fully-covered, sleek shroud offering aesthetic and safety benefits. The S2CC withstands even the most strenuous workouts without compromising effectiveness, featuring commercial-grade cables and construction. The weight stack is available in 160, 210, and 310 lbs.
Equipped with 36 different pulley starting positions, the Body-Solid S2CC allows users to perform high-pulley, mid-pulley, or low-pulley exercises, including rows, crunches, wood chops, biceps curls, and more. In addition, the adjustable pulley swivels 180 degrees, increasing both the range and variety of exercise options.
In addition, the Body-Solid S2CC includes a nylon cable handle, a low row bar, and an ankle cuff. Attach additional handles to the S2CC and open up a whole new world of movements. The S2CC combines efficient space-saving design, user-friendly ergonomics, and adjustability and precision-fitted components into one of the market’s most compact and versatile machines.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Body-Solid S2CC Cable Column
Warranty: Frame and welds lifetime / Bearings and hardware lifetime / Cables and grips lifetime (normal wear)
My rating: 9.25/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 53L x 58W x 99H inches (135L x 147W x 251H cm)
- Assembled weight: 467.6 lbs (212 kg)
- Weight stack: 160 lbs (72.5 kg)
- Possible exercises: 15+
- Accessories: D-handle, ankle strap, short straight bar
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Bearings and hardware lifetime / Cables and grips lifetime (normal wear)
- Commercial Warranty: Frame and welds lifetime / Bearings and hardware three years / Cables and grips one year (normal wear)
S2CC Frame construction
The Body-Solid S2CC Cable Column features heavy-duty commercial-grade construction. Its frame is 2 x 3 inch 11-gauge steel tubing. The base bars, the two main upright bars, and the top frame bar of the machine come coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish gray in color.
The two guide rods that hold the weight stack are chrome-plated, while the guidepost of the adjustable pulley is stainless steel.
This cable column machine also includes several large guards made of durable thermoplastic material. The largest one covers the machine’s front part, leaving only a narrow opening at the bottom enough to have access to the weight stack to make adjustments. The other plastic guard covers the top of the unit protecting the high pulleys and cable.
The fully assembled machine is not extremely large and bulky compared with other strength training systems, such as the Marcy SM-4033. It is approximately 53″ (135 cm) deep and 58″ (147 cm) wide. It is advisable to allow at least two feet of clearance on each side of the unit and at least three-four feet of clearance at the front to execute all the exercises correctly and safely.
The unit is pretty tall as well. Its top reaches approximately 99″ (251 cm) above the floor level with all the parts assembled. Thus, it won’t fit in a room with an 8-foot ceiling. You’ll need a ceiling height of at least 8’5″.
The base frame bars rest on small metallic plates with pre-drilled holes if you may want to secure the machine to the floor. However, the unit’s net weight is approx. 467.6 lbs (212 kg), offering excellent stability, so this shouldn’t be necessary. It is advisable to assemble and place the machine on a rubber mat to damage the floor due to its weight.
Adjustability, parts, and accessories
The Body-Solid S2CC Cable Column integrates eight heavy-duty pulleys, four large and four small. They’re fiberglass reinforced and combined with ball bearings for smooth operation. The machine has only one cable.
Its exact rating is not specified, but undoubtedly it is rated for a much higher tensile strength than the weight of the stack. It is a steel cable featuring a PVC sleeve to prevent the scratching of the pulleys.
The machine’s front guide post features 36 adjustment positions for the mobile pulley. In addition, the pulley holder can swivel 180° to adapt better to the exercises you’re performing. Finally, it locks on to the guide post via a pop-pin which is very easy to use.
It’s important to note that the S2CC cable column machine has two handlebars. These are curved up and feature PVC sleeves for improved comfort. They attach to the upright frame posts via screws, which are non-adjustable. When performing low-pulley leg curls, leg abductions, or leg adductions, they’re great to have.
The machine comes with three accessories. One is the nylon cable D-handle; this features three attachment rings for length adjustment. The second one is the ankle strap, which is excellent if you want to perform leg exercises. The third is a short straight bar with a swivel for exercises requiring both hands. Unfortunately, a standard lat bar or an ab harness does not come with the machine.
S2CC Weight Resistance
The Body-Solid S2CC is available with three different weight stacks, these being 160 lbs (72.5 kg), 210 lbs (95.25 kg), and 310 lbs (140.6 kg). In particular, this is the Body-Solid S2CC/1, which comes with the 160 lbs (72.5 kg) weight stack. Accordingly, the stack is upgradable, and you can always opt for the extra plates.
One of the best parts regarding the machine’s weight stack is that the weight plates are cast iron, not cement/plastic, as with some other home gyms. Accordingly, this is one of the reasons the unit costs quite a bit more. So, regardless of whether the cable column machine is in a home gym or a commercial gym, its weight stack can last a lifetime.
The unit’s weight stack consists of 15 weight plates; each one weighs 10 lbs (4.5 kg). The weight carriage itself weighs 10 lbs (4.5 kg). The machine’s weight ratio is 1/2:1. Therefore, this means that the weight divides in half. For example, if you select ten weight plates which, along with the carriage, you’ll have a total weight of 110 lbs (49.8 kg), the machine will provide a weight resistance of 55 lbs (24.9 kg).
- Back Rehab
- Circuit Training
- Core Strength
- Fat Burn
- General Fitness
- Knee Rehab
- Lower Back
- Muscle Endurance
- Physical Therapy
- Senior Fitness
- Shoulder Rehab
- Strength Interval Training
- Total Body
S2CC Possible Exercises
- Pec Fly
- Bench Press
- Pull Over
- Upright Row
- Deltoid Raise
- Shoulder Press
- Standing Military Press
- Wide Grip Front Lat Pullup
- Close Grip Front Lat Pullup
- Wide Grip Front Lat Pulldown
- Close Grip Front Lat Pulldown
- Bent-Over Row
- Seated Row
- Shoulder Shrug
- Ab Crunch
- Leg Raise
- Oblique Bend
- Biceps Curl (seated)
- Biceps Curl (standing)
- Tricep Press Down
- Tricep Extension
- Leg Extension
- Glute Kick
- Standing Leg Curl
- Reverse Fly
- Ankle Strap Leg Curl
- Ankle Strap Leg Abduction
- Glute Kickback
- and more
Of course, some of these exercises require additional accessories which do not come with the machine. For example, you will need a standard lat bar for a wide grip lat pulldown, while for a bench press, you will need a bench. On the other hand, you can perform some seated exercises with almost any chair available in the average household.
S2CC Assembly and Maintenance
The Body-Solid S2CC comes in two large, heavy boxes, and two people should carry the boxes. Furthermore, the machine requires complete user assembly. However, the task is not too complicated but may take more than 3-4 hours due to the many pieces.
The manual provides clear assembly instructions for it. Unfortunately, the tools for the assembly do not come with the machine. Instead, you will need a set of Allen keys, two adjustable wrenches or a standard wrench set, and a Phillips screwdriver.
For maintenance, it is advisable to lubricate the weight stack’s guide rods and the mobile pulley’s guide bar for smooth operation. The pulleys may also need some lubrication from time to time. It would be best to periodically inspect the machine to ensure that all the parts still function correctly and are secure.
- Heavy-duty commercial-grade construction;
- Aesthetic design;
- Anchor points pre-drilled into the base plates;
- Front and top plastic guards for improved safety;
- Two ample support handles;
- 36 adjustment positions for the mobile pulley;
- 180° swivel for the mobile pulley;
- Durable fiberglass reinforced nylon pulleys with internal ball bearings;
- 160 lbs weight stack;
- The weight stack is upgradable to 210 lbs or 310 lbs;
- Cast iron weight plates;
- Offers the possibility to perform more than 25+ exercises;
- Short straight bar included;
- D-handle with adjustable strap included;
- Ankle cuff included;
- Reasonably easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance is required;
- Excellent warranty.
- A standard lat pulldown bar does not come with the machine;
- An Ab harness does not come with the machine.
Body-Solid S2CC Cable Column Machine Summary
The Body-Solid S2CC is a commercial-grade cable column machine. It comes equipped with a 160 lbs cast iron weight stack (upgradeable to 210 or 310 pounds) and has 36 adjustment positions for its mobile pulley. In addition, it includes a short bar, a D-handle with an adjustable strap, and an ankle cuff.
Moreover, it offers the possibility to perform more than 25+ exercises. Above all else, it’s a fitness machine for users of all levels, great for any home gym setup or commercial gym. It’s not exactly an affordable trainer but offers excellent value for the price.
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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.