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Weider 2980 X Home Gym System

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  • 80 lb. Weight StackUp to 214 lbs. of Resistance
  • High Pulley with Lat BarLow Pulley
  • Chest Fly4-Roll Leg Developer
  • Preacher Pad Ankle Strap with Handle
  • Exercise Chart
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Product Description

6 muscle-sculpting workout stations include a high pulley, chest press, chest fly, leg developer, preacher curl, and low pulley station. Up to 214 lbs. of resistance: Depending on the exercise and the number of vinyl weights selected, this product's cable-and-pulley system offers up to 214 lbs. of resistance. 81-lb. DuraStack weight stack: Offers the perfect combination of durability and fluid motion with 81 lbs. of DuraStack weights. High pulley with lat bar: Lets you fine-tune your lats and back, allowing for a wide variety of hand positions for maximum results. Low pulley: With no set path, you can perform a variety of exercises that will help build and tone your biceps, deltoids, trapezius, forearms, triceps, rhomboids, and more. Chest fly: Builds and adds definition to your major and minor pectoral muscles, as well as your anterior deltoids (shoulders and chest muscles). 4-foam leg developer: Facilitates lower body muscle development. Built to last: Made of durable steel tubing, it's designed for years of use. About Weider A renowned brand of fitness equipment manufactured by ICON Health & Fitness, Weider has remained one of the most trusted names in strength training for over 25 years. Weider manufactures free weight benches, variable rod resistance machines, and quality home gyms, ensuring that everyone, even those with busy schedules, can stay fit and healthy. The Weider name comes from Joe Weider, the publisher of Muscle and Fitness Magazine and the trainer of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The name continues to set the same standards for gym equipment that it did decades ago. Assembled dimensions: 65L x 37W x 76H inches. Features 6 integrated workout stations to suit all fitness needs. Offers resistance up to 214 lbs.. Some assembly required. Weight capacity: 300 lbs.. Manufacturer's warranty included (see product guarantee).

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 74 x 28 x 9 inches ; 183 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 183 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B015EPI86I
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,327 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Color: Black
I bought this, put it together and have used it a few times now. There are reviews out there that this is hard to assemble. It is not terribly difficult. I did it with my 4 year old daughter in about 4 hours. She helped unpack and hand me stuff, it was a nice little activity.... If you follow the directions, get/use the appropriate tools, and get the parts identified, it's not bad at all. I got rid of a bench and a bunch of weights/bars/etc. that were taking up a ton of space and I didn't really use anymore.

Necessary items they don't really tell you that will make it easier - a socket/rachet set 1/2 in and 5/8 I believe are all you need. Oh a a screwdriver for the tower covers that actually fits the self tapping screws properly (this was the biggest pain, w/o the right philips head, they tend to strip or be difficult).

Pros:
- Space savings, it's compact and self contained.
- It does a decent amount of basic exercises.
- It looks nice..
- Nuts and bolts well labled and described in the directions.

Cons:
- The weight resistance on the lower pulleys starts at like 58 lbs. It's probably not the best piece of equipment for younger people or possibly women. It doesn't go any less than that on the lower stuff so you may not be able to use it if you're not strong enough to start at 60lbs or so.
- If you're bigger than 6ft, it's probably going to be a little tight. I'm 6' and there are some exercises that I feel like I need some more room on the machine.
- The exercise chart is not specifically for this machine. Instead it's for a group of machines. You'll not be able to do more than half of the exercises listed.

Otherwise, it's a decent machine for the price. I paid under 300. It's certainly convenient and easy to use. I am able to get a nice 30-45 minute workout in the morning without any fuss.
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By wind on February 29, 2012
Color: Black
I bought this at K Mart, on sale for 200 bucks. It took forever to assemble, but that was ok since I expected same. I didn't expect an awful lot from a 200 dollar machine, and unfortunately I was not disappointed. The pully mechanisms are not smooth and the machine wants to tip over when doing some exercises. Overall the chest and leg routines were OK, the biceps and abdomen, not so much. I will continue using it as I am not an avid weight lifter. For someone like me who just wants to tone a little, maybe the machine will be OK, but I wouldn't pay the price Amazon wants you to pay.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Machine is exactly what I need to tone up! Not for body builders with max of 214 lbs. Took around 6 hrs to assemble by myself. The graphics in the instructions are not perfect. After complete assembly, discovered a extra thin pulley? Weider C/S was no help in this matter. I discovered my error, because of poor design in the manual I missed one step. Over all very satisfied!"
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Set-up wasn't nearly as bad as some of the other reviewers made it out to be; I was able to assemble the entire machine alone in about 5 hours with 2 adjustable wrenches a screw driver and the included allen key. The only downside is that the bench/seat sits much too high off the ground to get full range of motion from the lat pulldown. I am 5'10" and when sitting down grabbing the latbar my elbows are already at 90 degrees. All of the other exercises work decently.
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I received the gym in a somewhat tattered box. However, it did it's job and the contents were blemish-free. After about 2 hours of initial assembly, I got to the point of installing the pulley and cable system. Unfortunately, of the three hardware blister packs, one was a duplicate, so I was missing blister pack 2 of 3. Off to the Weider web site. At first I had the audacity to try to call phone support. Ha! I was on hold for a hour with lots of ads and no feedback about the wait time. I finally had to go to the bathroom. I did not take advantage of the "call me back" feature, which would probably have been the smart thing to do.

Instead, I used the online form to request that they send me the blister pack 2 of three. I gave the product number and serial number and a very clear description of what was missing.

The response I received was astonishing. Their support representatives do not have access to a parts list, and are unable to fulfill a request for "blister pack 2 of three". They suggested that then only way they could produce the missing parts would be for me, the customer, to reverse engineer their bill of materials from the steps in the manual! This means, find the steps that had parts from blister pack 2 and build a list of the parts for them. I was flabbergasted.

I can't decide whether it is laziness, stupidity or malice. First of all, they should have access to at least the BOM for the machine in question. Secondly, it should be trivial for them to call someone and ask "hey, what's on blister pack 2 of three for the 2980x?". Perhaps it's the language barrier with the Chinese child who packed the box?

So, I went ahead and spent an hour putting that list together today and sent it to him. I hope it is accurate.
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The reviews online have been mixed for this piece and Weider equipment in general. However, I am very happy that I purchased this system which is perfect for my lifestyle. It is very compact and fits in a relatively small space in my 1 bedroom apartment w/a study. This fits nicely with the Schwinn Elliptical machine and I have everything I need for my intermediate level work out. I give it 4 stars instead of 5 because the base moves slightly from side to side when I'm lifting the weights. Also, Weider doesn't have the best customer service when you call to ask questions. For example, I was told that the warranty period begins when the product ships, not when it arrives. So if shipment is delayed, then you're just burning through the time. That said, I am still very happy with this purchase. The weights do feel significant not like a 'home gym'.
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