Last updated on March 8th, 2018 at 04:38 pm
The BodyCraft Xpress Pro is one of the top rated and complete home gyms for commercial and home use. The frame is built with heavy-duty steel tubing that has dimensions of 2 inches by 3 inches and 2 inches by 2 inches.
You can basically lose weight, sculpt your body and improve strength and golf swing with this home gym because it allows you to perform a wide range of workouts with its multiple stations for chest presses, shoulder presses, lat pulls, leg lifts, and even more.
Importantly, it has several pulleys that are designed to help you achieve specific fitness goals. There are pulleys for ab crunches and triceps extension, a high pulley for lat pulldowns, and triceps pushdowns, then a low pulley with a foot plate for low rows, leg and hip exercises, arm curls, upright rows, etc. And these pulleys and the cables provide complete natural, unrestricted biomechanical movements that are correct.
The leg extension/leg curl station has a designed and self-aligning feature that is suitable for almost every user. It is integrated with 200-pound weight stack that could be doubled up to 400 pounds when combined with the leg press.
The BodyCraft Xpress Pro Home Gym is a heavy home gym that weighs about 575 pounds with dimensions of 82.9 inches long by 56.5 inches wide by 83 inches tall. This goes to show that a user will surely experience outstanding workouts that are comfortable, convenient and result oriented. The equipment is covered by excellent warranty anyone can’t just refuse.
It is also featured in our best home gyms review because it is definitely one of the best.
The other parts which make up the home are solid, reliable and durable. We are going to discuss these if you stick with us for a while.
The BodyCraft Xpress Pro is no doubt a high-quality home gym that is designed to last and withstand any kind of hard use. It is one of the few sturdiest home gym available and BodyCraft ensures it is rightly so.
The frame is made of thick 12 gauge heavy-duty steel tubing that is finished with a platinum gray, powder coat which is anti-scratch and corrosion resistant.
It is also integrated with flexible, nylon coated aircraft cable that is rated to be more than 2000 pounds tensile strength. The pulleys are 4.5 inches in diameter made of fiberglass nylon with quality sealed ball bearings.
To further guarantee comfort BodyCraft integrated the home gym’s seat, backrest, and rollers with 2 inches thick, high-density foam that is covered with double stitched vinyl. The guide rods are 1-inch tubular steel and perforated steel weight stack guards for maximum safety.
This is indeed a very solid and complete home gym that is designed to meet your needs in all aspects.
As we mentioned earlier, it is heavy equipment that weighs more than 500 pounds and even though the base has rubber caps to prevent dents or scratches to the floor it will be wise if it is assembled on a rubber mat as well. Moreover, it should be taken to the designated assembly area by two persons or more.
Do not forget that the weight is a positive factor that improves the stability of the home gym, with a weight like that there will be no wobbling or movement experience during exercises.
The size of the home gym will also require a bit of space as the footprint is 82.9 inches long by 56.5 inches wide. So in order to create a safe workout environment, there will need to provide some clearance and we suggest adding 2 feet to each side.
Basically, if you are looking forward to adding the BodyCraft Xpress Pro to your home gym then you should be able to provide 9 feet long by 7 feet wide space for its designation. Also, ensure that the ceiling is up to at least 7 feet high which is going to be very tight because the unit takes up about 6 feet 92 inches.
This home gym is believed to be the first design ever but has been copied by other brands but it is the first and the original.
The Seat and Pulleys
The seat and the handlebars are always part of the key elements that ensure that users are comfortable while using the equipment that is if these elements were designed as they should.
But in the case of the BodyCraft Xpress Pro, the seat and the pulleys are part of the elements that guarantee comfort and convenience during workouts.
Just as aforementioned, the seat, backrest, and the rollers are integrated with 2-inch thick high-density foam that is covered with double-stitched vinyl which also means that they are durable and can last longer.
The seat is adjustable with various upright adjustment positions while the backrest can also be adjusted forward and backward. Therefore, many users of different height sizes can be accommodated conveniently and experience the comfort the seat offers. It can also be adjusted easily even while seated because it has a spring assisted adjustment bar.
Just as we have stated in several places above that the BodyCraft Xpress Pro has a good number of pulleys that are designed to provide smooth and seamless operation along with the cables and handles. Again, made of fiberglass nylon with sealed bearing they offer the correct movements that are biomechanical and completely natural.
The BodyCraft Xpress Pro has 3 adjustable pulley systems that exercise the entire muscle groups in the body that include the upper body, the abdominals, and the lower body.
This is how it works, the high pulley system works on the chest and arms, while the mid pulley system rips and sculpts the abdominal area and then the lower pulley system strengthens the hips and the legs.
The cables are flexible steel ropes that coated with nylon and rated at more than 2,000 pounds tensile strength. The pulleys, cables and the sealed bearing are formidable workout mechanisms that are built to last and deliver, no doubt.
The Weight stack
This home gym comes with a standard weight stack of 200 pounds, which is with 20 weight plates of 10 pounds each.
These weight plates are highly durable because they are made of steel and precision-mild. They can last for a very long time without having the need to replace any of them. This is one the reasons why the BodyCraft Xpress Pro is different from the pack and perhaps the reason why it is more expensive as well.
The weight can be doubled from 200 pounds to 400 pounds when combined with the leg press attachment which is cabled at 1:2 ratio, unlike other home gyms that have the weight ratio of 1:1.
The weight stack has a perforated noise dampening guard that provides safety and overall workout experience.
Workout Stations Available
There are numerous workout stations that are available in this home gym designed to help the user workout the different muscle groups in the body. These workout stations are the adjustable arms cable station, ab crunch/mid pulley station, low pulley station, high pulley station, leg extension and curl station, and press /row station.
Adjustable Arms Cable Station
The adjustable arms cable station has 11 position adjustments that allow a wide range of exercises to be possible which include the functional training, sports specific, core training and dumbbell training.
Ab Crunch/Mid Pulley Station
The Ab Crunch/Mid Pulley Station is specifically for abdominal training, standing rows and more
Low Pulley Station
The low pulley station is for low row and offers exercises such as the arm curls, upright rows, abductor and adductor leg kicks and more.
High Pulley Station
The high pulley station is for lat pull downs and triceps pushdowns exercises
Press and Row Station
The press and row station with the adjustable starting point makes it possible for a variety of different size of users to be accommodated and also offer a wide range of exercises such as the bench press, incline press, shoulder press, and mid row.
Leg extension and curl station
The leg extension and curl station offer exercises such as the seated leg extension and standing leg curl.
The BodyCraft Xpress Pro Home Gym comes with accessories such as the lat pull bar, curl bar, ankle strap, and two single handles that are included in the lifetime warranty.
However, in order to enjoy the full body workout of this home gym, you may consider purchasing the optional feature, the leg attachment which will allow you to have more variety of lower body workouts including calves and increased weight resistance up to 400 pounds. It is completely adjustable for all size of users.
You may also want to consider adding the triceps rope if you wish to experience ultimate triceps workouts. This is made of heavy duty chrome plated swivel ergonomic solid rubber hand stops. It is commercially rated and ideal add-on to any product with a high pulley.
5 pounds add-on Weight
This will be ideal for those users that would prefer to have 2.5 or 5 pounds weight increment instead of the standard 10 pounds the home gym comes with. It is made of steel just like every other part that has to be metal.
It is absolutely optional.
This is also optional but it is a great addition to cables arms and cables columns and ideal add-on for the BodyCraft Xpress, X2, X4, GLX, GXP and more.
The approval rating is the measuring yardstick that is used to determine if a product is popular or not. Usually, we look at the approval rating and the feedbacks of any product we are reviewing in order to have a better insight.
As for the BodyCraft Xpress Pro, it is a popular home gym that is appreciated by anyone that purchased and used it. It has a good and impressive approval rating that suggests recommendation.
This is also seen in the quality of the home gym and the exercise options that it offers.
It is definitely original and unique only copied by others but not duplicated.
- It is solidly built with quality materials including the frame that is made of steel
- Very sturdy and stable thanks to its overall design and weight
- It has a well padded and adjustable seat and backrest that is covered with vinyl
- It offers over 100 exercises when the functional training/cable arms are added
- It has a standard stack weight of 200 pounds
- Has 6 outstanding workout stations, namely, the adjustable arms cable station, Ab Crunch/Mid pulley station, high pulley station, leg extension and curl station, low pulley station, and the press and row station.
- Rollers are well covered with foam for maximum comfort
- The home gym features high-quality pulleys and cables
- It can be installed against the wall
- It has 180-degree adjustable cable arms
- Unique double up feature which doubles bench press up to 400 pounds
- It is ergonomically correct
- The optional leg press attachment up to 400 pounds.
- It has an impressive warranty
- Very little maintenance is needed
- It comes with accessories such as the lat pull bar, curl bar, ankle strap, and two single handles.
- We think at the price it is being sold at, BodyCraft should have included leg press attachment as part of the main package but it is still one of the best and high-quality home gyms out there.
- It will be difficult to move around because of it extreme weight
- Assembly is not easy
- Without the optional leg press attachment, a user will have fewer options for lower body exercises.
Product Dimensions and Specifications
- 82.9’’ Length
- 56.5’’ Width
- 83’’ Height
- Weight stack up to 200 pounds steel plats
- Weighs about over 500 pounds
- Lifetime on Frame for (residential )
- Lifetime on parts and accessories for (residential)
- 10 Years on Frame for (light commercial)
- 2 Years on parts for (light commercial)
- 6 Months on wear items for( light commercial)
Shipping, Assembly, and Maintenance
The shipping cost of this equipment depends on the retailer’s shipping policy however, Amazon usually provides free shipping and it is well packaged as well which is very important being that it is a very heavy equipment.
To assemble the BodyCraft Xpress Pro could be said to be very tasking because of the number of parts involved. Some users describe the assembling as difficult and time-consuming because it takes some people several hours or even days to fully assemble it.
Therefore, if you must assemble it yourself you must be patient and follow the instruction on the manual to the letter and you will need your own tools such as adjustable wrenches, screwdriver, and Allen wrenches.
You should be able to assemble it if you are good at fixing stuff with your hands.
Just like aforementioned, the home gym does not need any serious maintenance because even the pulleys that may require lubrication are pre-lubricated by the manufacturer and so will not require any lubrication anytime soon.
Basically, all you need to be doing after assembly is to make sure you wipe dust and sweat off of it and periodically check for any bolt and parts that may have loosened and tighten them back accordingly.
The BodyCraft Xpress Pro is an outstanding home gym that is recommendable. It provides a lot of exercise options that can sculpt your body and make you look as though you are carved out of the stone.
The only thing anyone may complain about is that it is a high-end home gym that is even more expensive if you have to get the optional leg press attachment which is absolutely necessary.
However, if you think this home gym is above your budget you may look up the Body Solid Strength Tech EXM2500S Home Gym which is affordable and still can offer some level of useful strength training workouts but in comparison, the BodyCraft Xpress Pro Home Gym is still the best.