Weider Ultimate Body Works Home Gym
Weider Ultimate Body Works Home Gym uses both bodyweight and power bands to create resistance, supporting some 50 exercises for legs, arms, abs, shoulders, back, and chest - full-body workout. It is a versatile exercise system, suitable for home use, and it comes at a very affordable price.
Updated: January 7, 2020.
For people searching for complete strength and full-body training equipment for home, Weider Ultimate Body Works is an excellent solution.
Combining regular workouts with proper nutrition and enough sleep, one can strengthen the entire body, get in shape and burn some extra calories with different simple and compound (multi-joint), often not so simple, exercises.
Weider Ultimate Body Works home gym is in fact an adjustable incline bench on wheels with a pulley on each side. One adjusts the bench to a steeper incline and adds and removes power bands to increase the amount of weight resistance.
Four (4) resistance or power bands increase the weight resistance up to 50 pounds (~22.7kg) regardless of incline level. Incline level is changed easily and quickly and is even suitable for working out of several people, using different incline level. There is a total of 7 incline positions, although it would not be hard to make additional holes (but not recommended) for a more gradual incline increase.
Cables and pulleys enable a large range of motion and working out muscles from different angles. The glide board is padded and comfortable for daily use.
The maximum user weight for Weider Ultimate Body Works is 250 pounds (~113 kg) and is rather low, especially when compared with, for example, Total Gym XLS Home Gym and its 400 pounds (182 kg) user capacity. However, Total Gym XLS Home Gym costs several times more.
Weider Ultimate Body Works folds for easy storage when not in use. It is easily transportable around the home, however, it is highly recommended to be kept in a permanent position and used whenever user or users have time - out of sight, out of mind! :)
Although warranty could be better (90 days for parts and labor), if you are careful with your machine, it will serve you well beyond those 90 days. When arrives, the unit requires minimum assembly that can be done rather quickly.
Weider Ultimate Body Works Exercises
Weider Ultimate Body Works provides the user with around 50 possible exercises and their variations. Unit comes with a workout guide, but there are many workout examples and sources for using this home gym and they come in the form of workout charts and workout DVDs.
Before working out it is good practice to check the workout guide and to have a workout program prepared.
This unit is good for beginners, but advanced trainees can benefit from Weider Ultimate Body Works as a solution for quick and intensive workouts at home.
Although this home gym is rather affordable, it is a powerful workout tool capable of real full-body workouts at home. However, it is the user, in the end, who has to work out and who has to sleep enough and eat properly to achieve desired goals.
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Long story short - Weider Ultimate Body Works is an excellent home gym machine for full-body workouts and for 'lighter' trainees. If you are over 250 pounds, you should choose stronger, more durable models, but they also cost more, sometimes much more than this unit.