The Inspire Fitness BL1 Home Gym has a heavy-duty 2” by 4” oval 11 gauge tubular steel frame and features 2000 lb tensile strength cables, fiberglass reinforced nylon pulleys, 18” revolving curl bar, 48” steel lat bar, press arm, leg extension/curl bar, and a padded bench with adjustable seat and backrest.

The BL1 Body Lift Home Gym uses your body weight as resistance and is adjustable from 10% up to 150% of your total body weight.  Thus, you can easily select your required resistance level with the user-friendly one-handed adjustment slide lever.

The Inspire Fitness BL1 Body Lift Home Gym offers the ability to perform over 36 strength training exercises. With this in mind, you can work all the major muscles of your body, including your abs, back, chest, arms, shoulders, and legs.

The BL1 is a fitness machine intended for home use (it comes only with a residential warranty). It was released in 2014, so it has been around for a while. It has its pluses and minuses, and in this review, I’ll try to cover them all.

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If uncomplicated is what you’re looking for, then the Valor Fitness BE-11 Smith Machine is a perfect option. This is pure Smith Machine: No half-cage, no racking, no sophisticated attachments.
Although it’s simple, it’s also heavy-duty, very sturdy, and has all of the features you’d expect of a suitable Smith Machine.

The 30 lb knurled bar runs smoothly on the reverse-pitched guide rods via linear ball bearings. These are well made and work perfectly no matter how much weight you have loaded up. The safety latches are solid steel and lockout at 14 different points along the frame. There are additional safety latches and springs that can be set separately at any height.

A Smith machine with a track and linear bearings is an ideal way to be doing bench presses, military presses, shrugs, squats, curls, lunges, and much more. The bottom of the track even features safety springs to catch the bar in case you drop it, something that stops the bar from hitting your feet and the plates from smashing into the ground.

Another useful little feature of this Smith Machine is that it uses either standard 1″ plates or Olympic plates (with 2″ holes). If you want to use Olympic plates, it has sleeves that fit onto the bar and storage pegs. Although these aren’t the highest quality (the plastic end caps can tend to pop off), they do their job just fine.

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The Marcy MWM-990 Home Gym comes with multi-position high and low pulleys. They connect to a 150 lb adjustable selectorized weight stacking system that offers smooth and controlled body exercises without the need to load and unload weight plates.

The Marcy MWM-990’s upper pulley targets your core while performing ab crunches, and you can control the resistance by adjusting the selectorized weight stack.  The high and low lifts allow for both upper and lower body exercises. Additionally, the Marcy MWM-990’s overhead lat station helps to work the back while the adjustable preacher curl pad helps to tone your abs and triceps.

The Marcy MWM-990’s dual function Leg Developer works your lower body muscles and features foam roller pads for added comfort.  It’s designed to properly align the knee joints for valid leg extensions and leg curls.

This all-in-one gym machine provides over 30+ strength training exercises for the total body. This complete gym system is constructed from heavy-duty steel and offers a variety of functions for an entire workout. It features a 150 lb selectorized weight stack, a dual functioning press arm, adjustable preacher curl bicep pad, and comfortable roller pads.

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The Valor Fitness BD-7 Power Rack with Lat Pull offers a vast range of strength training exercises to help you achieve a sculpted “ripped” physique. Moreover, the Valor Fitness BD-7 Power Rack offers intense strength exercises including lat pulldowns, squats, military press, pull-ups and more!

The Valor Fitness BD-7 is constructed with a sturdy 2×2” steel mainframe and features four solid steel chrome adjustable weight bar supports, two solid steel squat safety bars and 17 variable positions for bar supports ranging in height from 17.5” up to 68”. This power rack is compatible with a 7ft Olympic size barbell (sold separately).

If you are buying this rack to set up in your home gym, then chances are you will usually be working out without a spotter. This is why Valor Athletics has included a set of high-quality safety rails, together with two sets of adjustable bar supports.

These allow you to perform important mass building exercises, including squats and bench presses without the fear of getting ‘pinned’ under the bar. The bar supports come in a couple of different lengths. The shorter set is designed to hold the bar before you start the exercise, while the more extended set is useful for catching the bar if you can’t entirely complete the rep.

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The Powerline PLM180X Lat Machine by Body-Solid is a free weight lat machine explicitly designed to perform upper body exercises such as triceps press down, upright rows, lat pulldowns, seated rows, and others. The design of the machine allows you to perform a broad range of motions through full extension and contraction.

It has a heavy-gauge steel construction, which gives it robust and sturdy support as you exercise. The wide-grip bar features super-comfortable hand grips on the ends, though it can still be gripped comfortably anywhere along the bar without issue. It’s perfect for both those with long arms and those for shorter arms, and it has a patented nylon bushing in the pulleys, which allows smooth operation.

The PowerLine PLM180X is not too heavy, weighing 69 lbs (324 kg). The seat supplied with the machine measures 14 x 2.5 inches and is a durable vinyl material. Also, the seat is not adjustable; however, you can easily remove it for more room.

The PLM180X Lat machine has three main accessories including the lat pulldown bar, low row bar, as well as the cable extension for a low pulley. There are two pulleys at the top as well. The machine includes 8-inch (dual position) foam rollers to help you maintain a secure and firm grip.

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The Powerline BSG10X Home Gym is a resourceful weight stack home gym for those beginning to play around with this type of exercise equipment. With this in mind, the Powerline BSG10X is reasonably priced, offering a fair number of exercises and weight stack resistance.

Additionally, the Powerline BSG10X features 40+ exercises, an adequate number of options considering the price paid. Unfortunately, the Powerline BSG10X maxes out at 160 lbs resistance, therefore, making it a little weak for strength trainers looking to reach the “next level.”

The compact Powerline BSG10X Home Gym sports a stable platform and multiple seat adjustments accommodating all shapes and sizes. The base of the home gym feels firm, and confidence of the trainer shows in limited 10-year coverage on the frame. The 11-gauge mainframe construction assures maximum strength, function, and durability.

A typical customer complaint in regards to fitness equipment is the amount of time and energy it takes to assemble a trainer upon shipment. If you can relate, you will appreciate that the  Powerline BSG10X is 90% pre-assembled upon delivery and ready to use after installing nine bolts.

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The XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown and Low Row Cable Machine features both high and low pulley stations. Therefore, a multitude of exercises, including lat pulldowns, low rows, bicep curls, triceps presses, and shrugs that target the upper back, shoulders, and arms.

It sports an 11-gauge steel 2 inch by 3-inch mainframe construction coated in a baked scratch-resistant powder coat finish with bolted-on skid resistant feet. Additionally, nylon-coated aircraft quality cables that have a 2200 pound tensile strength rating and a 400-pound maximum load capacity.

This XMark Lat Pull-down and Low Row Cable Machine was constructed using high-quality materials. With this in mind, it is a reliable multi-function strength training machine that performs smoothly and looks as good as it feels to use.

Included are two 14 inch chrome-plated Olympic sleeve adaptors and a chrome-plated lat pulldown bar and low row bar with texturized rubber handgrips. This machine also has a flip-up footplate for use with the low row bar.

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