It was as sudden as the wind changing direction, but over the last few years there has been a sudden obsession for everyone to get fit and in shape. I don’t know where it came from but I am thankful for it as it has made a trip to the beach or swimming pool a much more pleasant experience! A lot of people spend a lot of their time in gyms nowadays, but for some people the gym may pose a daunting prospect. Luckily for those people there is a solution and it comes in the form of a home gym, and today we will look at one in particular, the Marcy MWM-988.
What about its features?
This is one of the more simple home gyms on sale (you can compare it to the features of many others at http://www.fitnessshopper.us/ ) so don’t expect to be overwhelmed by this forthcoming list. The Marcy promises to provide you with gym quality training from within your own home and it has an arsenal of tools to help it do this. The system is constructed from heavy duty 14-gauge steel and it offers a variety of functions for a full body work out. Features include a 150 pound vinyl coated weight stack, dual function press arm, adjustable preacher curl bicep pad and comfortable roller pads. Also included are an adjustable butterfly attachment and leg developer, so whilst it isn’t one of the most thoroughly kitted out home gyms out there, it certainly isn’t lacking the key elements.
What workouts can I do?
I touched upon the different tools the machine has in the paragraph above, but let’s take a close look at them. The dual function arm press is perfect for toning both your biceps and triceps, the leg developer can help you get the perfect pins and if you use the sit up element of the machine correctly you can get that six pack too!
What are the positives?
For one of the lower end of the scale home gyms this one still packs quite the punch when it comes to the features it has. When compared to a higher end machine they pale into insignificance but as a standalone gym they will be perfect for the first time gym go-er! You normally get what you pay for with a cheaper piece of kit, but luckily here what you are paying for is a high level of quality.
What are the negatives?
This is one to avoid if you are a tall person. This is something I would not consider myself at 5’8, but even I would struggle to use some specific parts of the equipment. The fly bar has been designed in a way that if you have even slightly longer arms than is the norm you will not be able to push it all the way back. A piece of poor design on an otherwise good machine.
Sum it up for me
As you can see from the above there aren’t a lot of negative points here. It may be a basic machine, but who said basic can’t be good? If you want to start working out then you could do a lot worse than to buy the Marcy. Good luck!