The Body-Solid SBL460P4 Leverage Gym allows you to work out without compromise. Turn up your workouts’ intensity and achieve maximum strength and size in a minimum amount of time. Feel free to max out and train to muscular exhaustion for accelerated benefits.
The Leverage Gym’s versatility and advanced safety features ensure a complete heavy-duty workout without a spotter. So load up the plates and go to work! Perform bench/incline/ decline and shoulder presses, pec flys, lat pulldowns, preacher curls, squats, calf raises, and much more! Over 40 exercises are available on this versatile, leverage-free weight gym.
The Leverage Gym features a 2 – 2″ and 3″ thick DuraFirm™ seat, back, and shoulder pads to support you comfortably through the most massive routines. Also, DuraFirm™ upholstery is super tough, sweat and tear-resistant, and is guaranteed never to bottom out.
The extra heavy-duty mainframe is 10, and 11 gauge high tensile strength steel with all-4-side welded construction. No other machine in its class can compare its strength and stability—backed by the Body-Solid Exclusive In-Home lifetime warranty on everything; pads, pulleys, cables, and frames. You name it—it’s all covered. Forever. Period.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Body-Solid SBL460P4 Leverage Gym
Warranty: In-Home Lifetime
My rating: 8.5/10
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Note: The weight plates do come with the leverage gym.
Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 126L x 107W x 83H inches (320L x 272W x 211H cm)
- Assembled weight: 705 lbs (319 kg)
- Weight limits:
- FID46 bench: 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg)
- LSA50 squat attachment: 600 lbs (272 kg)
- Lat station: 800 lbs (362.8 kg)
- Press station: 600 lbs (272 kg)
- Leg developer: 400 lbs (181.4 kg)
- Curl station: 400 lbs (181.4 kg)
- Possible exercises: 40+
- Warranty: Lifetime
SBL460P4 Frame construction
The first aspect to mention here is that the Body-Solid SBL460P4 leverage machine includes three main elements: the SBL460 PowerLift (the core of the system), the FID46 bench, and the LSA50 squat attachment. All three main parts are heavy-duty, 10, and 11-gauge, high tensile steel tubing.
All the steel parts come with an electrostatically applied, corrosion-resistant paint finish; however, despite this fact, the machine is for indoor use only. The bolts and other elements that do not have a corrosion-resistant finish may eventually catch rust if placed outside.
This leverage gym machine with all its attachments is relatively large. It takes 126″L x 107″W (320 x 272 cm) of floor space when fully assembled. And to use it properly, without any hindrance, it is recommended to assign a usage space of at least 12′ x 10′ (366 x 305 cm).
The highest point of the machine reaches 83″ (211 cm). Therefore, if you want to place it in a room with a ceiling height of 7′, it will be a very tight fit.
Since it’s a large machine, it’s also cumbersome. It weighs over 700 lbs without any weight plates loaded on its pegs when fully assembled. The machine’s weight provides stability, so you won’t have to worry that it will move or wobble. Not all base bars come with rubber pads; some have plastic caps.
Lat Pulldown, Press Station, and Mid-pulley
The lat pulldown and the press station have pivoting handles that feature high-density foam. Thus, providing a secure and comfortable grip. In addition, their joints integrate high-grade ball bearings, which deliver smooth operation of the press and pulldown station.
Although this is a leverage machine and uses Olympic weight plates, it still integrates one pulley situated in the middle of the top upright post.
This pulley allows the user to perform various mid-pulley exercises, such as ab crunches or trunk rotations. It’s a heavy-duty nylon pulley that integrates an industrial-grade, sealed ball bearing for smooth operation.
DuraFirm Pads and Upholstery
The Body-Solid SBL460P4 Leverage Gym features a 2 – 2″ and 3″ thick DuraFirm™ seat and back and shoulder pads, which offer optimal comfort during the most substantial workout routines.
The DuraFirm™ upholstery is exceptionally durable, sweatproof, and highly resistant to wear and tear. Therefore, the pads on the bench, the machine’s core, and the other attachments can last a lifetime with proper care.
The machine includes only two Y handles with long straps and rings, which allow you to attach them to various gym points to perform specific exercises. A cable with rings and stoppers also comes with the mid-pulley. However, a straight bar, ab harness, triceps rope, or other accessories are not (added).
SPL460P4 Workout stations & attachments
In the section above, I’ve broadly covered the main structure of the machine. This section will address every workout station and attachment in the Body-Solid SBL460P4 Leverage Gym.
The Body-Solid FID46 is an adjustable bench, offering the possibility to perform incline, decline, and standard presses. In addition, it comes with the DuraFirm padding and upholstery.
The top of the backrest integrates a set of handlebars to hold on to when performing leg curls. The bench doesn’t attach to the machine. Instead, its rear base features wheels, so you can quickly move it away from the press when you don’t need it.
This workout station offers the possibility of performing many exercises, including upright rows, shrugs, etc., not just chest presses. Consequently, to perform chest presses, the FID46 bench is required.
The press station has pivoting handles; the weight plates load on each side’s pegs, and there’s no bar between them. Therefore, the press exercises are much safer than a conventional bench press system.
This attachment comes with the bench. It allows you to perform both leg extensions and leg curls. It integrates three pairs of 3.5″ (9 cm) foam rollers to provide optimal comfort during leg exercises.
Lat pulldown station.
The first aspect of this workout station is that it can be locked to serve as a pull-up station. Its handles also pivot, like the press, and feature rubber foam coating. As a result, they may be a bit wide apart for a short user. However, you can always use the included Y handles or an optional crossbar to avoid awkwardness when performing pulldown exercises.
This way, you should also be able to perform close grip pulldowns. The seat features several adjustment positions; however, its backrest does not adjust. It features the same DuraFirm upholstery and padding as the bench.
This workout station is attached to the central core of the machine. It features large elbow pads to provide perfect comfort, even when using the most massive loads.
As mentioned earlier, this Body-Solid leverage machine integrates a mid-pulley for ab crunches or other mid-pulley exercises. Additionally, this workout station uses the weight load of the lat pulldown station.
Squat attachment LSA50.
The machine’s squat station offers the possibility to perform leverage squats and leverage calf raises. It included the squat arm with four large pads over your shoulders. The bottom part of the machine, right under the squat arm, has a plate for foot placement, slightly inclined.
Weight Resistance and Spotting System
The Body-Solid SBL460P4 is a leverage machine. Therefore, it doesn’t include a fixed weight stack. Its workout stations must have free weights to provide resistance.
The machine doesn’t include weight plates. Its pegs are 2″ thick, designed only for Olympic weight plates, so you won’t be able to use 1″ Standard plates. Each peg of the machine comes with its spring collar for securing the weight plates on the pegs.
This Body-Solid leverage gym machine offers a unique spotting feature, which safeguards at every station, preventing the user from remaining pinned down under heavy weight loads.
For example, the press station has a U-shaped frame with weight plates outside and no bar in-between them. So, when pressing heavy loads, the risk of accidents is considerably diminished.
SBL460P4 Possible exercises
Incline bench press
Decline bench press
Converging bench press
Converging incline/decline bench press
Standing shoulder press
Seated shoulder press
Converging seated shoulder press
Close-grip lat pulldown
Standing bicep curl
Tricep press down
Prone leg curl
Cable trunk rotation
These are the core exercises performed on this machine. However, with a bit of ingenuity, you can complete more than 40 gym-grade exercises. Some activities may also require extra accessories such as a short bar or long straight bar, ab harness, cuffs, etc.
SBL460P4 Assembly and Maintenance
It wouldn’t be fair to say that the assembly of this machine is an easy task. Even though the included manuals offer pretty clear, step-by-step assembly instructions, putting them together will take more than 6-7 hours.
It’s also advisable to be assembled by two people. Some tools are (included), such as Allen wrenches, but you’ll also need some adjustable wrenches and a Phillips screwdriver.
This Body-Solid leverage machine doesn’t require much when it comes to maintenance. However, the joints may require lubrication if they develop squeaking noises after a while. Also, it’s necessary to periodically check the parts’ integrity to make sure no workout station will fail during an exercise involving a heavy load.
- Heavy-duty, commercial-grade construction and heavy load capacity for all workout stations;
- DuarFirm padding and upholstery;
- Unique spotting system for maximum safety;
- Three main workout stations allow three users to exercise independently;
- Adjustable bench included;
- Leg developer and preacher curl attachment;
- Mid-pulley for ab crunches;
- Pivoting handles provide excellent flexibility during exercises;
- Y handles with long straps included;
- You can lock the lat pulldown station to allow the execution of pull-up exercises;
- 40+ possible exercises;
- Little maintenance is required;
- Excellent warranty.
- Not too easy to assemble;
- Compatible only with Olympic plates, sold separately.
Body-Solid SBL460P4 Leverage Gym Summary
The Body-Solid SBL460P4 Leverage Gym is a machine that includes the FID46 bench, the LSA50 squat attachment, a lat station, a leg developer, a curl station, and a chest press station. In short, it’s a highly durable, high-capacity, commercial-grade fitness machine.
Moreover, it’s perfect for users of all levels, including powerlifters, as its stations can support impressive loads. Accordingly, it comes with an excellent warranty, and considering that it offers the possibility to perform over 40+ exercises, I can safely say that it has a tremendous value/price ratio.
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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.