The best strength-building exercises are compound exercises - they use entire groups of muscle to perform movements that underpin daily activity. When training, these are the exercises that build the greatest strength in a balanced way. The Leverage Gym's aim has also been to permit the very best form of both compound and isolation exercises, those that target single muscles. All this is done in a compact space, and with serious weight. Isolateral press arm movement, which permits independent use for each arm, is an excellent feature. Muscles develop differently, so there's a need to balance them out with unilateral exercises. And mixing bilateral with unilateral exercises brings extra variety.
In the video above, just some of the best training exercises are demonstrated by Lee Priest. All can be done on this machine in standard form. Take the moves slowly, with a few heavy reps, and build mass. Build power and leanness with a more reps per set, and less weight. Go down to 50-60% of your max lift weight, and with high reps and short breaks, build a powerful cardio pump. Or mix it on different days.
Constantly improved for over 15 years, the Leverage Gym has an integrated bench which can be detached and removed in seconds (it has wheels) With a backward-forward latch movement that provides for good positioning with press exercises, it's comfortable, and has legs that don't get in the way of your feet. A lock-and-load option attachment at the front permits the later addition of other devices, such as pec flye, dip, leg press and arm curl attachments. These are for variety. The important stuff''s already taken care of.
The Leverage Gym is particularly valuable because it suits both beginners and advanced trainers. Beginners get to perform all the major exercises that will help build a foundation with complete safety. The machine will let you get in the right position for each exercise and the leverage format will make sure that you don't get trapped under a barbell. And there's extraordinary grip variety and body fit. A zero-score item, for many "home gyms". For advanced trainers, there are no buts .....("but a multi gym is not going to be a strong back machine, or a strong leg machine".. ... etc. ) There aren't compromises - it's a great arms machine, a great chest machine, a great back machine, and a great legs machine. (Actually, legs training has a feature that's not easy to see...the squat design perfectly isolates the quads, and delivers excellent split squats or backward lunges, with the lever arm offering more stability over the dumbbell or barbell form of the exercises)
Measurements and Loads
L=195 cm W=142 cm H=208 cm; Weight, unloaded: 118 kgs. Lever load: 225 kgs; High/Low Cable: 135 kgs
The Leverage Gym as quoted comes with a wide lat pull-down bar, a short press down bar, with revolving handles, and a single curl, or stirrup handle. Weight plates aren't included. We have well-priced packages here: Plates Packages.
Colour: Present stock is yellow. Construction: the Leverage Gym is constructed with 3" & 2" steel tubing with a 12 gauge (2.5 mm) wall thickness. Lever arms are 3 mm thick steel with a pair of heavy duty bearings on each arm. Padding is industrial grade high density foam with double stitched upholstery. A durable baked on powder coat finish is applied to the frame.
Here's a chest training video with Natural Bodybuilding Champion Rob Riches, using an older unit without the independent press arms. (He offers really good advice too..don't let that distract you!)
L=195cm W=142cm H=208cm. Weight is 118 kg.
Lifetime warranty on structural frame (excludes paint). Five year warranty on moving frames (press arms and other unspecified moving components). Two year warranty on components (bearings, locking pins, pulleys, cables, slide rods etc). One year warranty on pads, grips and other unspecified parts. The warranty is for the original purchaser and domestic use.
Primarily constructed with 3" & 2" steel tubing with a 12 gauge (2.5 mm) wall thickness. Lever arms are 3 mm thick steel with a pair of heavy duty bearings on each arm. Padding is industrial grade high density foam with double stitched upholstery. A durable baked on powder coat finish is applied to the frame. Bearings and spring pins are industrial grade; nuts and bolts are high tensile strength.
Comes with squat bar, wide lat pull down bar, small flat bar and stirrup handle. Available in Construction Yellow or Black. Check with us for available colours.Current stock of this has obtained the European Commission's EN-957 certificate for both commercial and home use.
Chest Workout by Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Rob Riches
Powertec Leverage Gym
- Product Code: WB-LS
- Availability: In Stock