- Steel-pin safety - movable pin lets you decide how low the bar can drop
- A great squat mechanism - comfortable padded bar; and stability assistance means you concentrate more on the squat itself
- Excellent, multiple-grip deadlifts, bent-over rows as well
- High and low cable facility - to 130 kg+ excellent mechanics and range of motion for cable rows, pull-downs, triceps press, single-handle delt exercises
The lat tower and pressing station component of Powertec's very successful Leverage Gym, developed over 15 years, is now offered independently - for you to put your existing bench with.
With your own bench in front of this, you'll get a pressing station that'll take every angle your bench will let it. Better still, you can use it isolaterally - each arm independent - or with the bars locked together barbell-style. And there's great grip variety - palms-facing, palms to the front, or in between. And there's steel-pin safety - set the pin at your choice of lowest point, and know that it'll stop the bar doing unpleasant things to you. You get safety and the guidance of a machine, so you put less effort into stability, more into the main effort.
There's a removable, and moving, close-grip bar that fits between the bench handles for curls and close-grip pressing variety. Loads on the pressing handles? 225 kg. (Check this video...Man V Machine- it's 10 years old, and the machine's better now) .
It's tough - 4-sided 12-gauge steel, weighs more than many racks.
Here's another, more recent and comprehensive video: Leverage Gym, Lee Priest.
Remember you don't get the bench. But you can do everything you see, if your bench has the angles. (Note you get triceps short bar, wide lat bar, and a single-D handle, plus the narrow grip bar that joins the press handles, in the price)(There's a row handle in the movie you'd have to buy) Squats isolate the quads superbly, and for variety you can do them facing the tower or facing away. (In the case of the latter, someone else can put the pin in for you) In fact, the guidance offered by the lever principle means you can concern yourself less with stability for one-legged squats and lunges, making them more enjoyable and permitting more direct effort.The high and low cable facility offers very even resistance delivery to a plate carrier which is good for 130 kg plus. The lat tower is extremely stable standing alone. You don't need to attach your bench. Later, you might choose to replace your bench with a Powertec Utility Bench - which can attach to the tower - and add lots more options to the front of it, including Arm Curl, Leg Extension/Leg Curl, Dip, Pec Flye and other accessories.
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 any pads, grips and other unspecified parts. The warranty is for the original purchaser and domestic use.
This item has obtained the European Commission's EN-957 certificate for both commercial and home use.
Powertec LeverGym Tower
- Product Code: Powertec LeverGym Lat Tower
- Availability: In Stock