The Bodycraft GXP Home Gym with Graphite Acrylics is a high-quality piece of equipment that is smooth, stable, and offers an exceptional ergonomic fit for any size user. This Strength Training System offers pro-style workouts, a heavy compact frame, and comes backed with a lifetime warranty that covers parts and cables.
Dramatically reduced the required space and addition of a variety of aesthetic and biomechanic upgrades. This system can be used for hundreds of available exercises from traditional strength training to functional training, core training, sports-specific, and rehabilitation exercises.
The BodyCraft GXP integrates 30 pulleys, 27 of them are 114m in diameter, while the other three are 90mm in diameter. They’re all made of fiberglass-reinforced nylon and combine sealed bearings to provide a smooth motion. The cables are steel ropes rated for a weight capacity of 2,000 lbs (907 kg); they are all nylon coated and lubricated.
The machine includes several accessories. First is a standard lat pulldown bar with curved grips. There is also a short bar with an extension chain, an ankle cuff, two D-handles for attaching to the side adjustable arms, an ab harness, and a bottle holder with a bottle.
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Product: Bodycraft GXP Home Gym with Graphite Acrylics
Warranty: Residential: Frame lifetime / Parts lifetime (See the light commercial warranty below)
My rating: 9.8/10
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Details & Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 65.25L x 56W x 81.75H inches (166L x 142W x 208H cm)
- Shipping weight: 580 lbs (263 kg)
- Weight stack: Steel plates, 200 lbs (90.7 kg)
- Max. weight resistance: 400 lbs (181.4 kg)
- Possible exercises: 100+
- Accessories: Bottle holder with a bottle, lat bar, short straight bar, extension chain, standard D-handles, and ab harness
Residential: Frame lifetime / Parts lifetime
Light commercial: Frame 10 years / Parts 2 years
GXP Frame construction
The BodyCraft GXP features a heavy-duty steel frame made of 3.25″ x 1.75″ steel tubing. Most of the steel parts in its structure has a rust-resistant and chip-resistant paint finish. The standard color is platinum gray, except for the guide rods of the weight stack and the lat bar, which are chrome-plated.
The fully assembled machine, along with its weight stack, is weighty. Considering that the specified shipping weight is 580 lbs (263 kg), its net weight should be higher than 520-530 pounds. All this weight provides exceptional stability. Therefore, you don’t have to anchor the unit to the ground. It’s base bars do not have anchor points.
The fully assembled machine is 65.25″ (166 cm) long and 56″ (142 cm) wide. Of course, if you also opt for the leg press, which is not (included), the machine’s width will be 82.75″ (210 cm), as the press attaches on the side. The unit’s height is approximately 81.75″ (208 cm). The GXP should fit with no problem in a room with a 7′ ceiling.
Seat and Backrest
The machine has a fully adjustable seat and backrest. The seat has a lever-based adjustment system with an integrated spring. Therefore, you can easily adjust its height while seated. The backrest has a 7-position adjuster. It can be locked forward or backward via a pop-pin, to get the best position for the type of exercise you want to perform.
Both the seat and the backrest feature dual-density foam padding. Two layers of foam are (integrated); the top one is soft; the bottom one is dense. Their upholstery has a highly durable vinyl material, double-stitched and sweatproof.
There are three sets of foam rollers integrated into this machine. The ones under the backrest serve as knee-stoppers during lat pulldown exercises. Of course, the other two sets of rollers are crucial elements in the structure of the leg developer.
The front part of the machine features a footstep plate with a non-slip surface. This serves as a support for stand-up rows or other low pulley or stand-up exercises.
GXP Workout stations
The BodyCraft GXP integrates six workout stations and attachments. These are:
High-pulley station. This workout station allows the execution of various lat pulldown exercises and other high-pulley exercises. As we’ve mentioned above, a curved lat bar with rubberized grips comes with the machine.
Press station. The arm press offers multiple grips. It has an adjuster with eight positions. It also has a double-up feature which provides the possibility to use a 400 lbs (181 kg) of weight resistance for it. However, the press station does not allow the execution of fly exercises.
Mid-pulley station. Not all strength training systems have a mid-pulley, so this element is quite a plus. It allows you to perform ab crunches and other mid-section exercises, such as baseball swings or trunk rotations. An ab harness accessory comes with the machine.
Adjustable arm station. This BodyCraft home gym has a set of adjustable lateral arms. They have 11 adjustment positions, while their pulleys can rotate 180°. Their adjustment is easy, each arm featuring a small press-and-release handle, which allows you to unlock and re-lock it in the desired position quickly. They offer the possibility to perform a wide array of arms and chest exercises, such as shoulder presses, cable flyes, cable crossovers, etc.
Low-pulley station. For this workout station, a short bar, an extension chain, and an ankle cuff are (included). It offers the possibility to perform cable curls, stand up rows, seated rows, and many more.
Leg developer. This attachment requires a connection to the low pulley. It allows you to execute leg extensions or stand-up one-leg curls.
First of all, the BodyCraft GXP features a 200 lbs (90.7 kg) weight stack. It’s composed of 20 weight plates, each one of them weighing 10 lbs (4.5 kg). The weight plates are heavy-duty, made of cast iron. Therefore, they can take a lot of abuse, and even if the machine is in a light-commercial environment, they can last a lifetime.
All workout stations have a weight ratio of 1:1. This means that if you select a weight of 100 lbs on the stack, for example, you will benefit from a weight resistance of 100 pounds on that station. There are a few exceptions, though. The adjustable arm station offers a maximum of 100 lbs (45 kg) per arm.
The arm press offers a 1:1 weight ratio as well, but you can attach it to the side arms for a double up, and this way benefit from a 1:2 weight resistance, for a maximum of 400 lbs (181 kg).
Also, in case you opt for the leg press attachment (not included), the leg press is set at a 1:2 ratio by default. Therefore, you will always benefit from a maximum of 400 lbs of weight resistance.
- Triceps Pushdown
- French Press
- Standing French Press
- Triceps Press
- Triceps Extension
- Cross Triceps Extension
- Rope Pushdowns
- Standing Hammer Grip Curls
- Standing Biceps Curl
- Seated Biceps Curl
- Reverse Grip Tricep Pushdown
- Tricep Kickback
- Reverse Curl
- Biceps Curl
- Seated Wrist Extension
- Standing Wrist Curls
- Standing Wrist Extension
- Standing Trunk Rotation
- Trunk Rotation
- Standing Oblique Crunch
- Kneeling “Wood Chop”
- Kneeling Low to High Trunk Rotation
- Reverse Crunch
- Seated Abdominal Crunch
- Seated Oblique Abdominal Crunch
- Standing Wide Angle Lat Row
- Narrow Pulldowns with Hand Grips
- Seated Lat Rows
- Stiff Arm Pulldown
- Standing Lat Row High Pulley
- Standing Lat Row Low Pulley
- Lat Row Alternating Motion-Low Pulley
- Single Arm Lat Row Low Pulley
- Single Arm/ Single Leg Lat Row Low Pulley
- Seated Low Back Extension
- Standing Low Back Extension
- Shoulder Pullover
- Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown
- Wide Pulldowns
- Seated Press
- Cable Fly
- Resisted Punch
- Cable Crossover
- Standing Chest Press
- Standing Chest Fly
- Leg Extension
- Prone Leg Curls
- Standing Hip Flexion w/ Knee Flexion
- Standing Leg Kickback
- Ankle Eversion
- Ankle Inversion
- Hip Abduction
- Hip Adduction
- Standing Hip Flexion
- Leg Press (optional)
- Rear Deltoid Rows
- Standing Lateral Shoulder Raise
- Seated Shoulder Press
- Shoulder Press w/ Alternating Motion
- Standing Shoulder Press
- Front Shoulder Raise
- Standing Front Shoulder Raise
- Shoulder Extension
- Shoulder Shrug
- Reverse Fly Cable Cross
- Seated Lateral Shoulder Raise
- Standing Rear Deltoid Row
- Standing Cable-cross Rear Deltoid Row
Assembly & Maintenance
Like most other pulley-based strength training system, the BodyCraft GXP home gym is not exactly easy to put together. First of all, it comes wholly disassembled and in several boxes and some of them being quite heavy. So two or more people are recommended for their transport, unboxing, and assembly. The assembly process will take at least a few hours. But on the other hand, the included manual provides unambiguous step-by-step assembly instruction and schematics.
Once assembled, the GXP doesn’t require much maintenance. The guide rods of the weight stack may require lubrication from time to time. This goes for the pulleys as well. Also, it’s recommended to periodically inspect the machine and look for loose bolts or broken parts to re-tighten them or replace them before accidents can happen.
- Heavy-duty frame construction;
- Professional-looking design;
- Adjustable seat and backrest;
- The durable upholstery and thick, dual padding for optimal comfort;
- Six workout stations, including press station, adjustable arm station, lat pulldown station, mid pulley station, low pulley station, and leg developer attachment;
- Multiple grip possibilities for the chest press;
- 4″ thick rollers for the leg developer element;
- 11 adjustment positions for the lateral pulley arms;
- Eight positions for the press arm;
- 180° rotating pulleys on the lateral pulley arms;
- Heavy-duty fiberglass reinforced nylon pulleys and steel cables with nylon covers;
- Accessories included: two pulling handles, lat bar, short row bar, extension chain, ab harness, ankle strap, and bottle holder with a bottle;
- Steel, highly-durable weight plates;
- Total weight of the stack is 200 lbs;
- Maximum weight resistance for the chest press 400 lbs;
- Over 100 exercises available;
- Little maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty.
- Not too easy to put together;
- Tools for assembly are not (included).
BodyCraft GXP Home Gym Summary
The BodyCraft GXP is a heavy-duty home gym featuring six workout stations, including an adjustable arm press and adjustable sidearms. Both its seat and backrest are flexible and offer superior comfort. The unit has a 200 lbs weight stack made of cast iron weight plates designed to last a lifetime.
It offers a 1:1 weight ratio for most of its workout station, while the arms press has a double-up feature, which provides a 1:2 weight ratio with a weight resistance up to 400 lbs. In all, it’s an outstanding strength training system, great for users of all levels, offering excellent value for the price.
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