* Upper and lower body strength training without the use of weights
* Vertical knee raise station, pull-up station, push-up station and dip station
* Made of durable tubular steel with a two-toned, powdercoat finish
* Stylish padded upholstery for arm support; sturdy, wide base for secure placement
* Some assembly required
Designed to give you a challenging workout without needing weights, the Weider 200 Power Tower will get you on your way to the toned, sculpted body you’ve been wanting right in the comfort of your own home. Featuring a vertical knee raise station, dip station, pull-up station and push-up station, you’ll be able to work your abs, chest, triceps, back, and arms. Constructed of two-toned, powder-coated steel and elegant upholstery, it also features an easy-up VKR step and the durability of sewn, vinyl seats. It measures 84 x 41 x 57 inches.
Lift, pull and push yourself to perfection with the Weider 200 power tower. Now you can tone and tighten your abs and strengthen your entire upper body with the Weider 200. With 4 muscle-strengthening workout stations, the 200 comes with a padded vertical knee raise (VKR) station, a dip station, a multi-grip pull-up station and a push-up station. Other features include an easy-up VKR step and the durability of sewn, vinyl seats.
* Shipping Weight: 94.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
* Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
* Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. A separate shipping charge will also apply.
* ASIN: B000M2AHRM
* Item model number: WEBE0914
* Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
By Bruce Rheinstein (Woodbridge, VA USA) – Good value for a good power tower
The Weider 200 is available through Amazon, but for $149.00, delivered, Bayou Fitness offers a better deal. The 200 is rugged, solid, and is rated for persons weighing up to 300 lbs, compared to 200-250 lbs. for similarly priced units.
I already own a Weider Max (i.e. Crossbow), which I’m happy with, but I wanted something that would allow me to do pull-ups and the captain’s chair exercise. I hate doing crunches, and a study by the Biomechanics Lab at San Diego State University ranked the captain’s chair as the most effective exercise for working the obliques and second most effective for working the rectus abdominus. The 200 works well for these and related exercises. I don’t use it for pushups, but the awkwardly placed lower crossbar could be a problem.
Time from order to deliver by Fed. Ex. Ground was about 10 days. The instructions are straightforward and assembly took about an hour. As with the Max, the instructions state a rubber mallet and two people are required for assembly. The mallet is unnecessary, and never again mentioned in the instructions, and I had no difficulty assembling it by myself. You will require two wrenches and a screwdriver, however.
Another reviewer commented that it doesn’t take up a lot of space. I suppose the concept of “a lot of space” is relative, but the 200 isn’t something that, like the Max, can be folded up and stored against the wall or in a corner. It’s pretty big, and moving it to a different room will require partial disassembly, so plan on assembling it where you intend to use it.
By M. Howell (Nebraska) – Good Overall
The Weider power station performs well. I have just two issues, one of which I resolved myself. The first is that while doing dips, the station is a bit unstable. I remedied this by bolting it to the floor. It still sways a bit but it is tolerable. The second issue is that I wish the backrest for the leg raises was a bit higher. Overall both these issues are minor at best. I have used the power station for about a month now and am very happy with the results.
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