Weider 200 Power Tower Review

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The Weider 200 Power Tower is a push-up, pull-up, tricep and lat machine that requires no weights. The frame takes about two hours to assemble and stands slightly more than seven feet tall. The frame offers support for weight-based exercise. There is a mid-bar that allows a taller user to assist pull-ups with the feet, but this support is not available for shorter users. A support bar could also be used to cheat pull-ups. The Weider 200 Power Tower sells for $170. The unit is slightly more expensive than other power towers, but it offers a wider pull-up bar allowing for more variation in exercise.

List of Ingredients

Standing Power Tower by Weider.

Product Features

The Weider 200 Power Tower is not a cardio or weight training machine. The tower has a pull-up bar and push-up handles on one side. The other side offers tricep dip floor station, leg lifts and tricep dips from a standing position. Some buyers use the center stabilization bar to assist on pull-ups and perform calf raises.

The Weider 200 Power Tower is a specialty item. Most dieters have no need for a standing station like the power tower. It takes great strength to perform a pull-up or standing tricep dip. Leg lifts require the user hold body weight while suspended in mid-air, another difficult task.

P90X and Crossfit workouts use machines like the Weider 200 Power Tower. Exercises are performed in fast succession, combining strength training and cardio. The unit must be assembled on level group that is not carpeted. Tricep dips may move the tower on carpet or tip the tower if it is sitting off-level.

There are other power towers offered for less than the Weider 200 Power Tower, but these may have shorter pull-up bars and fewer features. The unit weighs nearly 100 pounds when assembled. There is no weight limited listed. The dieter should check with the manufacturer for a maximum weight limit before purchase.

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Advantages

  • Supports self-weight upper and lower body exercises.
  • Manufactured by a trusted name in fitness.
  • The price is comparable to other high-end power towers.

Disadvantages

  • The Weider 200 Power Tower is not a cardio machine.
  • The user must have upper body strength to perform pull-ups.
  • May not be comfortable for extremely tall and extremely short users.

Conclusion

The Weider 200 Power Tower is a specialty fitness piece. Dieters don’t typically go looking for a power tower unless they are performing a dedicated workout routine that requires a station of this sort. The price is good for the solid framework and additional features compared to cheaper models. There is no diet associated with the power tower though a poster with exercises does come with the machine.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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