If you are looking for the ultimate home gym for high caliber workouts in the comfort and privacy of your own home, look no further than Tytax M1 Home Gym. The M1 is an innovative machine because of its rugged build, the safety it offers, and its versatile functionality.
The Tytax M1 comes with all that you will need to perform more than 400 available exercises, including many different activities that other top-quality equipment will not allow you to complete. This enables any category of user, from beginning to advanced, to train at precisely the level they need to reach.
You will find many standard features on the Tytax M1 system. Including an adjustable sliding bench, a counter-balance system, multiple safe spotting methods, and an accessory rack that’s useful for storing various equipment options – with more than ten add-ons available, the Tytax M1 is not your ordinary exercise system.
Just a few of the exercises you can do on the M1 includes the following. A horizontal leg press, seated vertical leg press, assisted squats, low row, cable crossover pec fly, lat pulldown, assisted pull-ups/chin-ups, dips, leg extensions, curls, seated and standing calf raises, and much more. All of these exercises can be performed with or without a counterbalance.
Learn more in my complete review below
Product: Tytax M1 Home Gym
Warranty: Frame Lifetime / Structural Moving Parts 5-years / Bearings, Bushings, Pulleys 3-years / Coating, Cables, Exterior Upholstery, and Accessories 1 year
My rating: 10/10
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For your convenience, I include links to Amazon.com for a Tytax Olympic Bar Orginal Premium and Olympic weights 5 through 45 pounds.
5lbs Olympic Weight Plate Original Silver Steel Premium
10lbs Olympic Weight Plate Original Silver Steel Premium
25lbs Olympic Weight Plate Original Silver Steel Premium
35lbs Olympic Weight Plate Original Silver Steel Premium
45lbs Olympic Weight Plate Original Silver Steel Premium
Note: Barbells, weights, dumbbells, and additional options (see other options below) are not included in standard accessory of TYTAX machines – unless otherwise specified in the offer.
M1 Frame, Cables, Pulleys, and Bearings
Baked-on, electrostatic powder coating, chip, and scratch-resistant, heavy-commercial strength, hand-welded, 11 gauge carbon-steel frame with a lifetime warranty (note: smaller the gauge, thicker the steel – 12 gauge is standard in this class).
The weight plate posts are machine-milled from stainless steel pillars, contrast this with the softer chrome-plated posts found on most other home gyms that use Olympic sized plates (big hole).
The weaker chromed posts become very banged-up over time, leading to difficulty in adding and removing weight plates from the machine — not an issue with milled stainless steel.
The frame arrives about 30% assembled and is efficiently completed (this was a design consideration). Moreover, complete instruction is available on TYTAX website https://www.tytax.com/shop/tytax-m1-gym/?step=description
The cables are nylon coated, 2000lb tested, high-tensile Air Craft cables (standard for home gym equipment in this class).
The heavy-duty nylon pulleys are sealed ‘maintenance-free’ and have dust-proof industrial grade bearings. All other bearing housings are the same (including the bench guide rod rollers).
The laminated wood-backed adjustable bench, padded with high-density foam on a heavy-duty 1-1/2″ steel frame along all four edges (many home gyms have exceptional support running up back of the bench, which eventually leads to wobbling and thread shear).
Seat and backrest are adjustable (including height adjustable). Cleverly, the bench has been designed to be adaptable to the extent that the user faces the opposite direction when doing leg-press, achieved by lowering backrest to a flat position and raising the seat to an upright position to act as a backrest.
The decline position is lying back on the bench when it is inclined, and the padded leg-lock supports you.
The bench also has a unique slide feature, allowing it to be easily moved forward or backward along steel guide rails and hardened bearings rollers, permitting optimal body positioning as per your body dimensions. Aligning a free-standing bench can sometimes involve getting off and back on the bench several times, but the slide system is always exactly centered and can be moved in or out without getting off the bench (walk it with your feet while sitting).
Some bench exercises, like flat and incline press, put your lower back into a dangerous hyper-extended position because there is nowhere to put your feet (they should be elevated to reduce forward hip rotation).
The Tytax M1 has taken this into account by making the leg-lock pads angle adjustable and adding footrests on the sides. Now you can elevate your legs without compromising stability. A small detail but very good (the absence of this feature has long been a silent gripe of mine because I’ve had lower back injuries from training).
“Quick Change” locking system, Power racks, & Gun Racks
The “Quick Change” locking system is a pending patent system for safe and secure transition and resting between exercises.
The M1 has two power racks for work with free weight barbells. No area of this home gym equipment has been left under-utilized. Power racks are for shoulder press, military press (shoulders), deadlift (back of the thigh, butt, and lower back), squat (legs, butt), upright row (shoulders), lunge (legs), flat, incline and decline bench press (chest) and so on.
The gun racks are huge height-adjustable racks that mount on the front or rear power racks, much larger than other home gyms seen in this class.
Gun racks are used for heavy barbell lifting or as a safeguard against getting ‘stuck’ at the bottom of an exercise. They also make the starting position for exercises like upright row and standing military press easier to achieve.
M1 Leg press
Again the innovation of Titan M1 home gyms impresses, this time with their intelligent leg press engineering. As a rule, the leg press is usually an optional extra on home gym equipment. It requires the added expense and a lot more room because it is nearly always an independent system that sometimes even needs its weight stack.
The M1 has solved this problem by eliminating the levers usually needed for leg press and incorporating the slide feature of the bench. Your feet remain stationary as you push against Diamond-steel footplates (‘Diamond’ describes the high-grip surface pattern), and the bench slides in and out.
The footplates are interchangeable between high and low positions. The top spot will hit more the hamstrings and glutes (back of thigh and butt) while the bottom position will place more load on quadriceps (front of thigh). The lower position is also safer if pregnant or with lower back problems.
M1 Vertical leg press
As testimony to the remarkable versatility of the Titan M1 home gym, it also comes standard with a vertical leg press. Separately, these usually retail for about $400 on the lower end. In a vertical leg press, you are lying on your back and pressing straight up; they are an excellent power exercise and an excellent alternative to squats. An additional set of footplates (are included) for this feature.
M1 High cable & Low cable
The upper cable is also known as the lat pulldown is used to work the back. Also, the top cable is for triceps pushdowns, which work the back of the arms. The single low cable is for many exercises, for example, upright row, cable curls (front of arm), one arm concentration curls (front of arm), and triceps kickbacks (back of arm).
Low row station
There are footplates on the rear side of the gym, especially for a low row using the low cable. Rowing (on a gym) is essential for building thickness in your back, particularly in rhomboids, middle fibers of trapezius (central region of the upper back), and rear deltoids (shoulders).
Accordingly, pull-up handles are for close and full grip pull-ups (also known as chin-ups). Instead of a straight bar, which adducts the wrists and overloads the radiocarpal joints, the handles have two branches. These are ergonomically positioned to spread the load evenly. Small touches like these may go unnoticed by a novice, but to the experienced trainer.
If you prefer chins with a straight bar, there is a bracket for placing an Olympic bar (bar with large bore stabilizers on each end – hence, Olympic plates have large holes). Furthermore, the pull-up handles are also for hanging leg raises (lower abdominals and hip flexors).
M1 Assisted pull-up & dip stations
Most people can’t do pull-ups, or only a few of them at best, which is unfortunate because they are the number exercise for building width across your back; essential if you want to be “V” shaped. Amazingly, the Tytax M1 home gyms come standard with an assisted pull-up station.
You kneel on a particular padded platform, which is counterbalanced to push up, effectively reducing how much weight you lift. Assisted pull-ups are a commercial-gym exercise not seen on other home gym equipment in this class.
The assisted dip station works the shoulders, triceps (back of arms) chest, and some outer back. Dips are in the top 3 mass building exercises for chest after barbell bench and dumbbell bench. Leaning forward hits chest and shoulders, and an upright position places more load on the triceps.
Unfortunately, many people can’t do dips because you need at least enough strength to support your body weight. Even when you can, it is difficult to squeeze out three sets because your body is the minimum load.
But using the same counter-balance system mentioned earlier to reverse the weight, and specially adapted handles, you can make a dipping motion while your body remains stationary. On the Titan M1, anyone can do dips.
M1 Optional add-ons (purchased directly from Tytax)
M1 Details and Specifications
- Training stations: 1
- Machine weight: 665lbs
- Minimal room needed: 79” W X 81” H X 150” L
- Exercises: 400+
- Leverage arms: 2
- Additional options: 10
- Bench with adjustable position (bearing wheels) relative to the machine: Yes
- Bench with adjustable backrest and seating: Yes
- Leg press: Yes
- Smith Machine: No
- Butterfly arms: No
- Lower gate cable butterfly: Yes
- Upper gate cable butterfly: Yes
- Free weight preacher bench: Yes
- Lever preacher bench: Yes
- Cable preacher bench: Yes
- Pull-up handles: Yes
- Assisted pull-ups with counterbalance system: Yes
- Cardio training with additional option RM (rowing machine): Yes
- 400 + exercises;
- 11 gauge steel, Diamond-steel footplates, substantial stainless steel weight posts, etc.;
- The leg press is standard and has two different foot positions;
- The vertical leg press is conventional;
- Assisted Exercise Technology-assisted dips, assisted pull-ups;
- Variable positions on ergonomic pull-up bars;
- Plenty of cable handles;
- Width adjustable squat shoulder pads;
- Push/pull handles instead of a bar so you can go dumbbell deep on your exercises;
- The bench slides for easy positioning;
- Detailed and extensive instruction available on the main website (see address above)
- Comes 30% assembled and is designed to be easily put together;
- Ten optional add-ons.
- Nothing for soleus. Soleus makes up the volume in the lower portion of your calf. However, no other home gym has a soleus exercise either.
Tytax M1 Home Gym Summary
Once you have made the call to work out at home rather than join a public gym, you still have to decide what type of exercise you will do. If you are looking for the ultimate home gym for high caliber workouts in the comfort and privacy of your own home, look no further than Tytax Home Gyms.
Indeed, you’ll find a load of standard features on the Tytax M1 system. These include an adjustable sliding bench, a counter-balance system, multiple safe spotting methods, and an accessory rack. Additionally, the are ten optional add-ons available, making the Tytax M1, not your ordinary exercise system.
It is by far superior in design, innovation, and versatility than any other home gym I have ever reviewed. Anyone who has the room and the budget for something in this class should buy the Tytax M1, absolutely no doubt about it. They are the best.
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