With its Bi-Angular Press Arm technology increasing muscle interaction by 25%, the Body Solid G10B-LP Home Gym has the potential to create more intense workouts, leading to quicker results.
But is it really the best full body home gym on the market?
In this review we take a look at the design behind some of its most important features, together with a few of the upgrade options available, such as an increase to the weight stacks, and additional workout stations.
Chest and back workouts
Together with its variety of upgrade options, one of the most attractive features of the Body Solid G10B-LP is its versatility.
Body Solid have spent a lot of development time adding in features that can be easily adjusted to suit your specific body type most efficiently.
This can be seen with the pec fly arms and main chest press lever arm, with each offering a choice of starting positions to closely match your natural plane of motion in an exercise.
Even the pivot point in the pec fly arms lets you extend your arms to a point where you can isolate the chest or rear delts most effectively.
In terms of training specific body parts, the main pressing arm and pec fly arms will be ideal for developing overall strength and muscle mass in the chest.
The same pressing arm can also be adjusted to a position that lets you perform seated rows for training your back, although you also have the metal foot plate in front of the low cable pulley for this exercise.
Another feature that’s been added for training your back is the high cable pulley.
When used with a lat pulldown attachment, this allows you to perform a whole range of pulldown variations, targetting your lats, biceps, brachioradialis, traps, and rhomboids.
Being such a complex group of muscles, it’s important that your home gym lets you train your back from a variety of different angles.
This is exactly what the Body Solid G10B-LP is designed to do, with its low pulley, high pulley, read delt fly arms, and pressing arm functionality.
Body Solid G10B-LP – Features Summary
- Key Exercise Stations: 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, Leg Press / Seated Calf Press
- GLP Leg Press with 2:1 ratio meaning 210 lb. stack feels like 420 lbs.
- Included Accessories: Lat Bar, Revolving Straight Bar, Utility Strap, Ab/Triceps Strap, Full-Size Exercise Chart
- Two 210 lb. weight stacks / upgradeable to 260 lbs. with SP50 stack option
- Body Solid In Home Lifetime Warranty that covers everything
Training your biceps, triceps, and shoulders
If you’re looking to strengthen and tone your biceps, triceps, and shoulders, the low and high cable pulleys can support a wide range of effective exercises.
Using a simple carabiner clip, you can quickly switch between different attachments to isolate specific muscles.
The Body Solid G10B-LP actually provides you with some of the most popular options, including a straight bar and lat bar.
Although you do have access to a high, low, and mid-range pulley, a GCCA G Series Cable Column attachment is also available as an optional upgrade.
Leg press station
An important part of maintaining a well balanced physique is being able to keep your lower body in proportion with your upper body.
With some home gyms systems it’s easy to overdevelop your chest, back, and shoulder muscles due to the wider range of exercises available, leaving your lower body development to suffer.
Fortunately this isn’t the case with the Body Solid G10B-LP, which provides the GLP G Series Leg Press Attachment as standard.
With the cable pulley system designed around a 2:1 ratio, this means that despite the weight stack being limited to 210 lbs, the resistance actually feels like 420 lbs.
As with all of Body Solid’s ‘G’ Series home gyms, you also have the option to upgrade the weight stack, with the SP50 50 lb. weight stack upgrade. With this your new 260 lb weight stack will actually feel more like 520 lbs.
Due to the leg press being one of the exercises where you can lift the most weight, this is extremely important for ensuring your leg workouts remain challenging and effective.
You can also adjust the range of motion to suit your preferred lifting style and height using a simple quick-lock pin just behind the seat.
Similar to the leg developer station, you also have a set of handles to keep your upper body stationary when pressing against such heavy weights.
Leg developer station
While the leg press is more of a mass building exercise that targets your quads, glutes, and hamstrings all at the same time, the leg developer is designed more for isolation work.
By positioning your upper body at a slight incline, this creates a greater range of motion in both the leg extension and hamstring curl, resulting in a better stretch and contraction of the target muscle.
The angle of each padded roller can be easily adjusted to suit specific exercises and body types using a combination of quick release locking pins, and a range of predefined settings.
Not only does this help to ensure that your knees are held down securely at the crucial ‘pivot point’, but also takes into account any restricted range of motion you may have due to injury or limited mobility.
The back support is also adjustable, allowing you to position yourself at a position on the seat that’s most suitable for your leg length.
Even with the leg press, leg developer, and low pulley exercise options with an ankle strap cable attachment, if you want to add more exercises to your lower body workouts, Body Solid also offer the GIOT G Series Inner and Outer Thigh Attachment as an optional upgrade to the G10B-LP.
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-LP, where you have multiple weight towers to assemble and a complex multi-point cable system.
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