If you are thinking about buying a new home gym but not sure if you have the space, the Powerline P1X has a much smaller footprint than most home gym systems.
You also have the option to choose from a range of optional upgrades to extend the number of exercise stations as well as the total weight in the weight stack.
In our review we’ll walk you through the design features, exercise options, and optional upgrades, to help you decide if the P1X is the best choice of gym equipment for your own home workouts.
One of the main goals behind the design of most home gyms is to provide the widest range of effective exercise options in the smallest space possible.
While many home gyms have managed this to some degree, the Powerline P1x includes a number of clever design features that really set it apart from similar systems.
The main pressing arm will arguably provide the biggest benefit to your workouts compared to other home gyms, due to its wide range of starting positions.
By simply releasing the locking pin and moving the arm through to a different setting you can switch from a chest press to a seated row in seconds.
Having a range of adjustable features is really what makes the Powerline P1x so well suited to a variety of different heights and body types.
As well as being able to adjust the pressing arm’s angle of movement, you can also adjust the height of the seat, and even how far the padded back support extends from the frame.
When switching between exercises such as the chest press and seated rows, it’s important to be able to adjust your grip position to perform the exercise effectively.
Fortunately you have a choice of 3 different sets of handles, allowing you to switch between various grip positions and work the target muscle group more efficiently.
Powerline P1X – Features Summary
- Ergonomic, multi-grip press arm system allows users to perform chest, incline, and shoulder presses as well as mid row exercises
- Fully adjustable leg extension/leg curl station
- High strength 1.5 by 3.25-inch oval tubing
- Sealed bearings at all pivot points
- Electrostatically applied powder coated scratch resistant paint
- 4.8-millimeter diameter, nylon coated steel, 2200-pound rated aircraft cable
- Fiberglass reinforced nylon pulleys
- Durable upholstery over high density foam
- High density foam rubber hand grips and handles
- Multiple seat and press arm adjustments
Choose from 3 cable pulley positions
The Powerline P1x features 3 separate cable pulleys; high, mid-range, and low.
These are an excellent way to get the most exercise options from a limited space, while still relying on a single weight plate stack.
High cable pulley – Although mainly used for lat pulldown variations, the high pulley also allows you to perform a wide range of pressdown exercises for your triceps.
From overhead extensions to pushdowns, you can put together an effective triceps workout using the exercise stations of the Powerline P1x.
Mid range pulley – From a seated position and facing away from the machine, the mid-range pulley is excellent for performing a range of abdominal and oblique exercises.
These are particularly effective when using an ab harness attachment.
Low cable pulley – The low pulley is ideal for performing exercises using a standard cable attachment while standing, as well as creating the resistance for the integrated leg developer.
Although the leg developer doesn’t offer the same lying hamstring curls as some weights benches, you can still perform leg extensions easily, and single leg standing leg curls if you want to isolate your hamstrings.
Using a simple ankle attachment with the low pulley will also make it possible to perform exercises such as leg raises and
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 single stack home gyms like the Powerline P1X, where you have multiple pivot points and a complex multi-position 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?
Amazon have recently introduced a number of home assembly services, for ellipticals, treadmills, and now home gyms. Simply enter your zip code in the form above to check the options for your location.
You can even find hundreds of highly rated reviews from customers who have already taken advantage of Amazon’s professional home gym assembly service.
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.
Unfortunately it’s usually a bit more difficult to find a wide range of user reviews for home gym systems compared to cardio equipment such as exercise bikes. After reading through reviews on popular shopping sites including Amazon, there were a few clear positives and negatives that kept being mentioned.
- Easy to use
- Wide range of exercise options
- Heavy duty pivot points and bushings
- Quick and easy to switch between the different settings
- Version with a leg press station is also available for a more complete lower body workout
- Very large and heavy packaging has led some customers to report difficulty with the larger delivery vehicle pulling up to their house
- Instructions are sometimes difficult to follow
- Leg Press Attachment
- 50-pounds Selectorized Weight Stack Upgrade
What’s included in the warranty?
- Frame: 10 years
- Parts: 1 year