Total Gym Power Tower Review

In this post, I want to show you a review of my 2 most recommended total gym power towers. My goal is to help you decide the best power tower for your gym, and hopefully you will have a decision once you finish reading the reviews.

If you have any question about the products, let me know in the comment section and I will answer as fast as possible. Enjoy the reviews!

 

Weider Power Towertotal-gym-power-tower

Price: from $100 to $149

Cheapest Place to Buy: amazon.com (link below)

Shipping Time: 2 to 3 days

Customer Rating on Amazon: 4.0 out of 5.0

Review

By only using this product you can get a great workout. The Weider Power Tower will allow you to do exercises like pull ups as well as vertical knee raises, and even push ups the right way.

It is a well built equipment and it is heavy enough to support up to 300 pounds.

There may be other power towers on amazon with better customer rating, but remember that it is a lot easier to get a good customer rating when only 5 people have reviewed it. The Weider Power Tower has been reviewed over 700 hundreds times and still has 4 stars!

I watched the videos of this product, and it was what I expected. You can’t expect a super machine with a price that low. I’ve had the Weider Power Tower for over 2 years now, and I have used it 3 times a week since I bought the product.

More information about the product:

Dimensions: 57 L x 41 W x 84 H inches

Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

 

Features

  • Pull-Up Station: Padded hand grips, Add definition to your biceps and forearms
  • Push-Up Station: Padded hand grips, Work your biceps, shoulders and core
  • Dip Station: Padded hand grips, Build your triceps, chest and shoulders
  • Vertical Knee Raise (VKR) Station: Cushioned arm rests, Padded hand grips, Isolate your core to develop lean, sculpted abs
  • Sewn Vinyl Cushions: Comfortable material, Durable, built to last

 

Pros

  • Great to use with P90X
  • Lots of space to do wide, close, and underhand pull ups
  • A bar to rest your feet on to make pull ups easier
  • Great for push ups because it has built in push up bars
  • Great for ab raises with padding for your back
  • Great for tricep dips using the extended tricep dip bars
  • Slides on the carpet easily if you need to move in
  • Platforms to do calf raises on
  • Just plain awesome

 

Cons

  • Some people say it’s difficult to put together (build)
  • I am using it on carpet, which causes slight movement when doing tricep dips
  • Minimum ceiling height is about 7 feet 8 inches for setting this thing up

 

Video

Click here to see the "Weider Power Tower" on Amazon

Or

Click here to see what others are saying

 

XMark Power Tower XM-4434Total-gym-power-tower-xmark

Price: from $161.00 to $239.00

Cheapest Place to Buy: amazon.com (link below)

Shipping Time: 2 to 3 days

Customer Rating on Amazon: 4.3 out of 5.0

Review

This is another great power tower. Although I personally don’t own this one, many people find this tower a very good gym equipment. It is basically the same as the first one I showed you but slightly different and a little more expensive. One of the difference between this and the first power tower is that the XMark is actually a lot easier to put together.

This one doesn’t have 700 customer ratings, but over 100 is still a pretty big amount and 4.3 stars is a good number for that amount of people.

More information about the product:

Dimensions: 54.5 L x 48 W x 86 H inches

Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

Features

  • Includes vertical knee raise, dip, pull-up and push-up stations
  • Narrow and wide grip pull up bar
  • 14-gauge steel mainframe construction with scratch resistant powder coat finish
  • Extra thick 2.5-inch high-density cushion and double stitched, tear-resistant Duraguard vinyl
  • Skid resistant rubber feet protects flooring

 

Here are the pros and cons from a customer review on Amazon:

Pros

  • Surprisingly sturdy for something that gets bolted together rather than welded.
  • The cost can’t be beat. I got this for around $160 or $170 with amazon prime doing free shipping… yeah even though it is heavy.
  • Because it is bolted together I was able to turn the pull up bar support arms around so that the set up is all facing one way. This enabled me to back it up to a wall instead of going parallel.
  • It works beautifully as it should.
  • Very straight forward and easy to understand instructions although it wouldn’t be hard to figure out anyway.
  • Short assembly time and easy to do alone (1.5 hrs) although more hands would make it go faster.

Cons

  • Foam grips are terrible. This is the one area that I would rather have nothing or something very thin because it is too spongy. I feel like it is more dangerous to have the foam than to go without.
  • Foot pads on base look like they are going to fall off soon but it’s not a problem for me because I have this on a carpeted floor with a mat under it to displace the weight over the entire footprint.
  • A little warped due to misaligned holes. This would be a problem if I set it up on a hard surface but I didn’t.

Overall I am very pleased with this and like I said I like this a lot and would definitely recommend this to a friend if they were in the market to purchase this.

 

Video

Click here to see the "XMark Power Tower XM-4434" on Amazon

Or

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18 Comments

  1. ariefw

    I should get one of these.
    I love working out at the gym but if the weather is bad, I rather stay home.

    If I have this at home, I will surely be using it more often. And will work out every now and then.

    I just have to remember to tighten the bolt every other week so it will stay firm and sturdy.

    Free shipping with Amazon is also a great deal to get. I know that working station can be so bulky.

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  2. Roopesh

    Hi Antonio
    I personally would opt for the first power tower, The ‘Weider Power tower’

    I like the fact that it can used with the P90x.I have just started with this program, and this looks like it can make my life easier, in terms of working out ‘ harder’ , but that’s the way to ‘Bring It’

    Thanks for this
    Regards
    Roopesh

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  3. Matt's Mom

    Wow, thanks for the great reviews. After looking at both of them, I think I prefer the first one. Looks like you can get a pretty good work out in with the Weider Power Tower. I like that if I want to skip the gym, not big deal. I can do my work out at home with this. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Matt's Mom

    Wow, thanks for the great reviews. After looking at both of them, I think I prefer the first one. Looks like you can get a pretty good work out in with the Weider Power Tower. I like that if I want to skip the gym, not big deal. I can do my work out at home with this. I think that the Weider, even though cheaper, sounds more durable than the XMark. The pros and cons for the Weider appear to make it sounds like the better tower.

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  5. Michel

    This is a great machine to have handy for anyone who is interested in body building, or simply getting strong.

    Unlike the one at the gym, you can do a few different exercises on it, and the arm pads at least make it a bit more comfortable when you do those tummy crunches.

    My little one would probably use it as a jungle gym.

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  6. Simon

    Hi Antonio,

    As I am a big gym fan and I don’t have always time to go for a workout, I think that I need one of these at home. Thank you for adding the videos as I didn’t have to search it by myself. I see that they are very similar to each other, cons of both are not that bad. Which of these two would you recommend for someone who don’t have a lot of free space?

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    1. Antonio Alessandro Bianculli

      The second one is a little bit smaller than the first tower.

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  7. Vicki

    Really great reviews. I think that after reading what you have said, I would have to go with the first one. I have hard wood floors and don’t like the idea of movement. The padding on the second one also makes me think that you couldn’t get a good grip which could become a problem. Thanks for the information!

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  8. Blake

    Seems like a great product. For those without time to get the gym this piece of equipment could be very usful in hitting all muscle groups. Personally I use something very similar when I go to the gym. Thanks for the review I will keep this in mind if I build a home gym

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  9. Anthony Little

    Great post I love working out at the gym, I never consider purchasing a tower for working at home. Based on your product review on both of the best workout tower you have made decision much easy. I like that you have included a video on the tower. It help to see this product in action. I really like total gym product and you have shared some very helpful information for anyone looking to workout at home. Thank for posting .

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  10. Anthony little

    Great post I love working out at the gym, I never consider purchasing a tower for working at home. Based on your product review on both of the best workout tower you have made decision much easy. I like that you have included a video on the tower. It help to see this product in action. I really like total gym product and you have shared some very helpful information for anyone looking to workout at home. Thank for posting .

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  11. Nigel

    I suppose you get what you pay for hence the extra benefits with the XMark Power Tower.
    I notice you mention a benefit of the Weider Power Tower being a bar to rest your feet on to make pull ups easier. Surely this defeats the purpose doesn’t it?
    Exercising it supposed to be difficult not made easier.

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  12. Simone

    I have been looking at power towers and all in one type set ups (the kind where you can use weights with it – something like a bowflex).

    I prefer working out at home but right now all I have is an elliptical machine and some free weights. I feel I need some more equipment in order to meet my goals.

    Do you think a power tower would work or should I look at something like a bowflex?

    Thanks

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  13. Di

    I am looking for a system for when the weather is bad and I can’t be bothered leaving the house to go to the gym.
    I had no idea you could buy these home gyms on Amazon, what a great idea, saves me having to try and drag it back from the store! Also good to know about the foam handles,
    I remember buying a TRX strap with large foam handles and it was a real problem for me to use, great reminder to not make that mistake again. Great post thanks!

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  14. Hadri

    Hi,

    These home gym equipments sure are great. I don’t even have to go to gym anymore if I have one of these. I’m a beginner at his work out thing. So, can you recommend the best product for me as a student? The cheaper option will be much better. Thanks

    Cheers

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    1. Antonio (Post author)

      Yes definetly, if you have space where you live.

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  15. lifebeginswithyourhealth

    Like your article very much, I have considered purchasing one of these products off and on from time to time. I do not know if my ceilings are high enough, I will have to measure first.

    I am debating which product is my best choice, a weight bench with weights or one of these towers?

    Right now I am just using dumbbells and a stationary bike, I do not feel I am getting enough of a workout with just this equipment.

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    1. Antonio (Post author)

      I would suggest to go for the racks/towers. Using barbell makes it so much easier to increase the weight on the bar (which makes you stronger overtime). This is because you can increase with as little weight as possible. With dumbells, you need to increase about 10 lbs, that becomes very difficult at some point.

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