Weider Power Tower 200 Review

Weider Power Tower 200 Review

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As a big fan of compound movements (they target several muscle groups at once), I believe no workout routine designed to build muscle should be without them. If you want to see the best results from your workout program you simply have to include compound movements in your routine. This is why like many other chin and dip stations, the Weider Power Tower is ideal, as it combines a variety of compound movements such as dips, pull ups, hanging knee raises and press ups.

 

My Review of the Weider Power Tower 200

The first thing you notice with the Weider Power Tower is the quality of the frame, it’s very solid as you’d expect with steel. It can only hold Upton 300lbs in weight though, so be sure to figure that in with any weighted exercises you may want to try in future. For most though 300 is more than enough.

The station comes with thick support pads on the arms and on the back rest which really make a difference compared to lesser equipment. Other power towers can be extremely uncomfortable to use for knee raises, as the arm rests and back rests really dig into you, but with the Weider power tower you don’t have that problem. The arm rests cradle the forearms and the back rest easily supports the whole curvature of the spine.

Two smaller features I like about this power tower is the addition of the steps and extended platforms so you can perform calf raises on the station too. If you’ve used one of these power towers before either at your local gym or wherever, you may have experienced what it’s like when you’ve given all you can on dips or pull ups, your body can get rather unsteady and the drop down seems pretty high, so the addition of the foot rests make it much simpler to get up and down from your exercise. Although not a listed feature of the power tower, you can perform calf raises too. The feet of the power tower are obviously longer so it can remain steady when being used, but this is a nice bonus too as they can be used for calf raises too.

The weider power tower is apparently rather simple to setup, with most people reporting about an hour or so to put it together.

 

Weider 200 Power Tower Features

  • A multiple-position pull up bar for narrow, wide, close and underhanded pull ups
  • Bars included for push ups
  • Extra padding on arms and back rest for vertical knee raises
  • Extended bars for dips
  • Extended legs allow you to do calf raises
  • Lots of space to perform exercises (particularly useful for weighted exercises)
  • Foot rests allowing for easier access

 

Specifications

  • Maximum height of tower: 83 inches (6 feet 11 inches) high
  • Maximum width (pullup bar): 41 inches (3 feet 5 inches) wide
  • Shipping weight: 94lbs
  • Warranty: N/A
  • RRP: $269

 

Overall

On a whole the Weider Power Tower surpasses most other power towers, and if you’re comparing between them all, this has to be one of the finer choices. The height is a bit of a worry for me though as I live in the UK (which suffers from serious rabbit hole syndrome), ceiling height is a bit of an issue as at 6ft 11 inches it stands quite tall already, then you have to factor in the space between the pull up bar and the ceiling for pull ups, you don’t really want to be head butting the ceiling every time you do a pull up do you!? So take that in to consideration when you’re measuring up. Also, if you’re planning on having this set up on a carpet it tends to slide a little when you’re doing dips especially. Other than those 2 pet peeves though the weider 200 power tower is a sound investment.

One Comment

  1. This is a great review, thank you. And a good model of the power tower in your price range.

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