With its Bi-Angular technology providing more than 50 exercise options, the Body Solid G10B Bi-Angular Home Gym lets you constantly change up your resistance workouts, to keep your muscles guessing.
The high, low, and mid-range cable pulleys, in addition to the chest press and pec fly station make the G10B one of the most complete home gym systems on the market. But does it offer the best value for money?
Our review takes a look at this home gym in more detail, from the different types of workout station, to the types of workout you can create, and even taking a look at the optional leg press station.
Upper body workout station
If you are thinking about how best to manage the space in your home gym, one of the best options available that also provides a wide range of exercise options is a multi gym.
The Body Solid G10B has been designed with both upper and lower body workouts in mind, including all the features you would expect from a high quality home gym system.
An important part of any chest workout is being able to target all areas of the pectoral muscles equally.
While the standard incline and flat bench press exercises are one way to do this, another effective way is the use of bi-angular arm system, as included with the Body Solid G10B.
For overall size and strength, the pressing arms can be adjusted to their lowest position to create a range of motion that will press the handles straight out in front of your chest.
Although this is an excellent way to focus on lower and middle chest development, to target your upper chest you can simply change the position of the locking pin at the top of the arms. With the arms set to more of an incline, the range of motion will now focus more on working the upper chest.
Setting the arms to their highest position will start to take more of the work away from the chest and create an even steeper range of motion, which is ideal for working your shoulders and triceps.
To create a similar range of motion as dumbbell flys and to target the inner chest, there is also a second set of arms that move in more of an arc type motion.
These can again be adjusted to different starting positions depending on how flexible your shoulders are, which allows you to work your inner chest effectively without the risk of shoulder injuries.
Body Solid G10B – Features Summary
- Home gym offers more than 50 unique exercises, and features the company’s Bi-Angular Technology
- Arms guide users through optimal range of motion, while applying resistance from two directions
- Smooth, multidirectional resistance increases muscle interaction by 25%, making workout more intense for improved results
- Two 210-pound weight stacks
- Includes limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
- Biangular motion chest press
- Lat pulldown/high pulley
- Seated row/low pulley
- Leg extension/leg curl
- Ab crunch/mid pulley station
- Perfect pec fly station
- Weight stack shrouds
- Lumbar support pads
- DuraFirm upholstery
- Accessories include lat bar, revolving straight bar, utility strap, and ab/triceps strap
Bi Angular range of motion
With the back being such a big a complex group of muscles, it’s important to be able to include a range of exercises in your back workouts that work the muscles from a variety of angles.
To make this possible, the Body Solid G10B includes both a high and low cable pulley, with a well padded seat providing a comfortable platform from which to perform variations of lat pulldowns.
The following is a list of some of the back exercises that are possible using the high and low cable pulleys:
- Wide lat pulldowns
- Behind the neck pulldowns
- Close grip pulldowns
- Standing straight arm pulldown
- Seated rows
- Upright rows
- Bent over rows
- Cable shrugs
Leg developer station
An important part of any strength or fitness program is an effective lower body workout.
Regular lower body workouts will not only help keep your physique balanced, but also promote greater strength gains in your upper body due to the increased leg strength for exercises such as deadlifts.
Where many home gyms will only provide an upper body workout station, the Body Solid G10B also provides a leg developer attachment to make lower body training an option.
Despite the leg developer providing just two lower body exercises (leg extensions to target your quadriceps, and leg curls to target your hamstrings), you can also use an ankle wrap attachment with the lower cable pulley for exercises such as cable lunges and cable hip extensions.
Optional leg press attachment
Although the leg developer offers two very effective isolation exercises, for some people this might not be enough to create enough of a leg focussed workout.
This is why the Body Solid G10B is also available with a leg press attachment, which can attach to the standard home gym and use the same weight stacks.
Having the leg press attachment creates a wider range of lower body exercises to help you build stronger quads, hamstrings, and calves, including single leg presses, double leg press, and seated calf presses.
Professional home gym assembly services
When ordering a new home gym system, you might be wondering how easy will it be to setup? Most will include some form of manual, but the quality of assembly instructions can differ greatly between the different models and manufacturers.
This can be especially true with multi-station home gyms like the Body Solid G10B, where you have multiple weight towers to assemble and a complex multi-point cable system.
One option is to hire a professional – someone who has experience setting up this type of home fitness equipment. So who can you trust to get the job done?
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With all the necessary tools and experience, and a typical assembly time of just 3 hours, it’s often the quickest way to get started with your new weight training workouts.
Body-Solid gym equipment includes a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.