Recently I was asked how good Marcy Power Tower is and whether they are suitable for use at home. Which of the available models will be the best? It is difficult to answer without understanding the question. And I decided to consider what the brand currently offers. The cost of the models is in the range of $100 – $200. You may well buy one of them for your home. In this review, we will look at the advantages of Marcy products, their features, and their applications. So let’s start
Now we offer to consider in more detail each of the models of this equipment. Each of the models has its own characteristics so it is difficult to say which is better for you.
1. Pro Power Tower TC-4699
This is one of the novelties. At a modest cost, the Marcy Pro TC-4699 Power Tower meets all the quality and functionality requirements. Its frame is made of solid metal pipe.
The quality of production at a high level. We liked the softback and armrests. Smooth seams and the quality of the coating material look reliable. Performing a vertical knee raise is the most convenient. The crossbar is located on the opposite side from the arms for dips. It requires extra space but it is more convenient to do the exercises.
The horizontal bar has a specific curved shape. It has additional parallel handles. This allows you to perform a variety of pull-UPS grabs. Special coating prevents palms from slipping. There are push-up handles at the bottom. They have a non-slip coating for safer push-UPS.
This fitness tower is designed for users up to 300 lbs. Even under considerable load, it remains stable. The design allows you to place the equipment in the house or apartment.
The best price
Weight Capacity 300 lbs
A slight tilt of the frame seemed comfortable for training
There are no protective pads on the rear legs
2. Fitness Tower TC-3515
TC-3515 is a universal model for training the whole body. This is one of the most stable models. This is provided by a heavier frame and the optimal size of the legs. Perhaps You will not be so easy to move this power tower, but you can train safely.
For a more comfortable exercise provides a soft backrest and armrests. Handles contain a non-slip coating. The lower stops for push-UPS have an inclined shape. Given the inclination of the body during the exercise, it is convenient for the hands. But when we decided to test their hands a little slid down.
The horizontal bar as well as most of the power tower of this brand is curved and allows you to perform pull-UPS with different grips. The design of the model is simple. On the legs on both sides there are protective pads to avoid damaging the floor surface. The main advantage of TC-3515 is reliability and durability.
Chin Up Dip Station VKRTC-3508 is ideal for installation in a corner or against a wall. Due to this, you can save a lot of space. At the same time, it is quite stable. This is provided by the specific shape of the legs. They’re wide enough. For additional stability, a cable is used at the rear. It distributes the load more evenly and eliminates the overturning of the frame.
Horizontal bar and parallel bars are located on one side. But this does not interfere with the exercise. Bars, if necessary, can be raised up and will not interfere. The horizontal bar is curved. Most of it is covered with a non-slip coating. Handles on parallel bars are also non-slip. The armrests are soft and comfortable.
This model is quite high quality. We found it quite comfortable and durable. We recommend that you additionally view the video review.
Takes up not much space when installed in a corner
Parallel bars are raised for greater convenience
There is a roller for crunches
Push-up handles are not located at the optimum distance
4. Marcy TC-5580
Multi-Functional Home Station TC-5580 – also recently appeared novelty. It has a specific design. On the one hand, it is strengthened in the Central part. But the stated weight limit is only 250 lbs. It’s enough but less than the previous models.
So that we liked it. Wonderful parallel bars. They have an optimal size and non-slip coating of the handles. To perform DIPS comfortably. Similarly, the horizontal bar is covered with a non-slip coating and has a convenient shape. The height of the power tower allows for convenient pull-UPS.
What’s wrong? The bar for doing push-UPS is located inside the frame. If you are medium build you will already be tightly wrung out. The position of the hands is not the most comfortable.
This model is not a novelty. But it has long been in demand and is sold in most stores. From our point of view, it is not as functional as the other listed models, but also deserves attention.
You will be able to perform basic exercises – pull-UPS, Dips, vertical knee raise. So you can comfortably take the original position on the frame provided footboard. Parallel bars are folding. Lifting them up is simply to use the lock and the performance of tightening will be more comfortable.
For greater stability, a special pipe is provided in the rear part of the structure. But when testing this model, the power tower swayed slightly. At the same time, there are no protective pads on the legs and we were afraid for the surface of the floor covering. It would be better to use along with your fitness mats.
There is no possibility to be tightened by a narrow grip
It is safe to say that Marcy Power Tower is quite high quality and functional at an affordable cost. They will be a great choice when shopping for a home gym. If you have any questions – we welcome feedback and your comments.
I am Michael Jones and I support this blog with a group of authors consisting of Personal Trainers, Physiotherapist and sellers of fitness equipment.
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