The list of things that terrifies me in this world isn’t exactly long but it consists of: spiders, running out of gas on a long drive, and gyms. Now they may sound silly to you but I think an awful lot of people will agree with me with regards to the latter of those fears. Gyms can be scary places for those of us who don’t really know what we are doing, but fortunately there is something that can save us all from a life of fatness. Home gyms are here to help, and today we are looking at the Powerline BSG10X and seeing if it can cut the mustard.
So, what features does it have?
As mentioned, I am not a gym buff either so I will try my hardest to explain these features in the simplest terms possible. The aim of this home gym was to provide challenging, multi-discipline muscle building workouts in a limited amount of space and it does that. It ships already 90% assembled, so you won’t have to worry about doing an extra workout when trying to piece it together as it only needs nine bolts to fasten it all! The 11 gauge mainframe construction assures maximum strength, functioning and durability too as well as ensuring that your body is positioned properly during your workouts.
What kind of workouts can I use it for?
The traditional press bar has been designed biomechanically meaning you will get the maximum chest concentration and muscle development from it. The lateral pull down station will help you workout your arms, back and abs. You have a neat leg developer station so you can fully tone your calf’s and thighs too, and with the 160 lbs weight stack you should be easily able to find a workout for every part of your body.
Tell me all about the positives
Anything that can help you lose weight and get in shape should be near the top of your “to buy” list and that is no different here with the Powerline. It is a neat and very compact home gym which, even though it is not one of the biggest on the market, still includes a lot of the features the bigger machines do. So if you are looking for an all in one home gym which won’t require you to build a conservatory on the back of your home just to house it, then this is a very strong candidate! Fitness Shopper is the place to go to take a look at this machine and compare it against others.
And tell me about the negatives
If you are looking for something to workout with and you are a regular gym buff then this may not be the machine for you. It is aimed at those of us just starting out, so if you want something more hardcore then look elsewhere.
So, what’s the conclusion?
If you are in the same boat as me and simply want to lose a few pounds and tone up your arms and stomach then this could be the home gym for you. It is simple and will do every job you want it to with the minimum of fuss, the only issue is that once you get too big you’ll have to upgrade to a bigger machine, so maybe keep that cake in your hand for a little while longer….