WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Weider Total Body Works is very affordable at under $200 yet is very versatile. This is more suited to a beginner or someone looking to tone up or lose weight than to a serious body builder. With a 250 pound weight limit, it requires a workout area of 71 x 26.5 x 49.5 inches.
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This home gym works with cables and power bands instead of weight plates. The power bands on the Weider Total Body Works provides up to 50 pounds of natural resistance, in addition to using your own body weight as resistance. This added natural resistance increases the difficulty of workouts based on the incline of the bench. The bench adjusts to seven positions. The lower the incline, the easier the resistance. Alternatively, the steeper the incline the more resistance and degree of difficulty.
Despite being a budget home gym, you can perform over 100 different exercises. You can define and shape your arms, shoulders, back, abs, hip, thighs, and calves all with this one piece of equipment. What’s more, these exercises are ones that beginners and casual exercisers can easily perform and build upon. Although it does work the whole body, the focus of the Total Body Works leans more toward upper body exercises.
This all in one piece of equipment is ideal for people that don't have a lot of space to dedicate to a home gym. It takes up less space than most other home gyms and has "slide away" technology. What this means is it folds up and can slide under any bed, couch or table. To store it, simply remove the handle bars from the footrest.
- Replacement parts are expensive
- No ankle straps
- Not as solidly built as more expensive home gyms
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