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Roger78

Hi, my name is Roger and even if this is my first post (I don?t speak or write English very well), I read this board every other day. I?m dedicated to HIT so I?m glad if you guys could give me your insight about the equipment I?ll add to my home gym.

I would like to know your thoughts about the Powertec Workbench Leverage Gym. I own a rack for the squat and the bench press but as you know is becoming boring to settle the security bars, the weights for the olympic bar and so on. Morover I haven?t a leg curl or leg extension and I think a lat pulldown machine is of great importance even if I can chin up my bodyweight.
Every comment will be greatly appreciated.

Here is the link of the equipment I think is good for me.

http://www.powertecfitness.com/...nch_lev_gym.htm
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Ben_R

A very good machine. I highly recommend it.
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Roger78

Thanks Ben_R for your reply... very helpful... anyone has tried the Powertec Workbench Leverage gym or other leverahe machines? Please give me your feedback.

Thanks
roger
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marcrph

Portugal

I have bought 3 Powertec machines.

1) Hip sled (I did not care for)

2) Dip machine ( I loaned this to my University of Nebraska buddy, and he loves it, and I have have missed this machine ever since, and he is too darn big & strong to ask for it back)

3) Lat pulldown/row/ab (I still have this machine, super smooth, super tough, one can put lots of weight on it)
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kurtvf

It looks like a good machine. I found out early (I used to make my own equipment) any time you combine machines you are compromising and nothing can beat single station or single purpose machines. This looks like one of the better attempts so let us know how it works out.
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cibb2

I own a Workbench Leverage system and it works just fine. I looked at a lot of multi-exercise systems and this was by far the best. You can do most any exercise on it.


The drawbacks are:
1. If you are tall. I am 5'10" and I would guess that anyone over 6' tall would be too tall for this system.

2. Using it for legs. The leg ext/curl part works well. Yet, to do full-range squats is virtually impossible. It actually works well with deadlifts in that it keeps your form in-line.

3. Even though the bench lowers to a decline position, I have found it impossible to do decline presses or sit-ups because you have to anchor your feet with the Leg ext. piece and the angle is to hard on my knees and quads.

If you are looking for a solid one-piece training machine, this is what to go for. If you supplement with some dumbells (and maybe a leg sled or other leg press machine), you'd have all you need.

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aaronmh

Pendulum Strength Training Solutions has an excellent multi-station, plate loaded piece. I have used it and it is excellent. Check out their website pendulumsts.com
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NewYorker

New York, USA

cibb2 wrote:
2. Using it for legs. The leg ext/curl part works well. Yet, to do full-range squats is virtually impossible. It actually works well with deadlifts in that it keeps your form in-line.



Surprised to hear someone likes the the leg ext/curl. I had, at one time, a similar leg ext/curl and found having steadily increasing resistance as you reached the fully contracted position a big drawback.
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Roger78

Thanks, cibb2... very useful informations. I alredy have a squat rack so my main concern in buing this machine is:
1) the high "pulley" for lat pulldown;
2) the leg ext/curl, that I now don't own;
3) and doing exercises like triceps pushdown etc...
I'm 5 and 11 so I think height is not a problem.
Thanks to others replies...
Perhaps today (here in Italy) I'll order the machine so every posts counts.

Roger
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Ben_R

It's worth the money. All the pieces are sturdy. The lat pulldown is very good. You can add attachents to the pulldown to do tricep exercises. The leg ext/curl is not excellent but with Stage Reps/JReps you can make a good exercise from poor equipment.
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chaire

North Carolina, USA

Roger,
I own the Eccentric Edge compound multi unit. It is the best machine I own. You can do over 20 exercises on it using any protocal you want, regular, negative, static, hyper ,j-reps, and any other style you like. The machine is 12x6 and built to last.
God Bless,
Charlie
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Roger78

Chaire,
I believe you about the effectiveness of Negative Attitude equipment but living in Italy is very hard to find (let's say impossible) to find that brand... here even the word Nautilus is kwnon only by experts... the situation of strenght training and equipment here in Italy is light years behind to USA (I hope my English is understandable).

Roger
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cibb2

chaire wrote:
Roger,
I own the Eccentric Edge compound multi unit. It is the best machine I own. You can do over 20 exercises on it using any protocal you want, regular, negative, static, hyper ,j-reps, and any other style you like. The machine is 12x6 and built to last.
God Bless,
Charlie


Charlie
Where did you find information on this machine?

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chaire

North Carolina, USA

Roger,
I hope to have a rep in Europe soon, then we can get equipment there.
Cidd2,
The new web site on Eccentric Edge will be up soon. Send me your mailing address and I will send you a dvd on the equipment.
God Bless,
Charlie
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