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Pros / It’s easy to install and provides great value for its price.

Cons / It doesn’t come with instructional videos and has a disappointing warranty on moving parts.

 Verdict / The Body-Solid Powerline BSG10X is a sturdy, versatile home gym that provides a challenging, efficient workout. It saves you money without skimping on functionality, but it doesn’t have upgradeable resistance.

We selected the Body-Solid Powerline BSG10X as our best value because it saves you money without compromising functionality. Often priced under $800, it’s the second least expensive home gym we reviewed. Only the Marcy Club 200 is cheaper, but it provides fewer workout options and lacks important features and accessories. For example, the Marcy Club 200 doesn’t come with an ab strap or harness, and its frame warranty is only two years. Neither machine has upgradeable resistance capacity. If this feature is important to you, look at the Bowflex Xtreme 2SE, the Life Fitness G2 and the Powertec Workbench.

Much like the Body-Solid G1S, which is our top pick in home gyms, the BSG10X has a 160-pound weight stack centered on a durable steel frame. It provides 40-plus workouts that target your upper body, lower body and abs, and it comes with a 48-inch lat bar, a low row bar and an ab crunch harness. Like nine of the 10 home gyms we reviewed, it’s designed with a pulley and cable system. Only the Powertec Workbench is different, using weight plates instead of weight stacks, power rods or nitrogen-charged cylinders for resistance. Another difference between the two machines is the BSG10X is designed for one user at a time, while the Powertec Workbench can accommodate three users simultaneously.

As we learned about resistance technologies, Scott McDonald, Body-Solid’s CEO, taught us that another name for home gyms with weight stacks is “selectorized machines.” He said he prefers either weight stacks or weight plates over other resistance types.

“Actual weights as opposed to alternative resistance machines that use bands or some other resistance technology give a better overall experience and better replicate the actual lifting of weights you may do in your normal life,” he said. “Alternative resistance generally has a problem with varying levels of resistance as you cycle through an exercise. Envision a rubber band or spring that gets harder to pull as you pull more on it versus a hand weight that is consistent across the profile of the exercise.”

The Body-Solid BSG10X has a base footprint of 70 x 42 x 80 inches (length, width and height). In addition to being sure you have enough room for the machine itself, you’ll want to allow space for a full range of motion as you work out. Also, while it weighs 280 pounds less than the heaviest machine we reviewed, the Yukon Wolverine, the BSG10X still weighs 328 pounds and isn’t easy to move once assembled.

First-time assembly is much simpler than most home gyms, as it comes out of the box 90 percent pre-assembled. There are only nine bolts to fasten before your machine is ready for use. Optional attachments include a leg press, weight shrouds and a triceps rope. Unlike the G1S, it doesn’t come with instructional videos.

Body-Solid provides customer support for its equipment by phone and email. While the best home gyms have a lifetime warranty, the BSG10X comes with a 10-year warranty on its frame and only one year on parts. This guarantee is valid for in-home use only.

Body-Solid Powerline BSG10X Visit Site
  • Number of Exercises
  • Starting Weight
  • Maximum User Weight
  • Maximum Weight
  • Standard Weight
  • Number of Seats
  1. The number of exercises you can perform using the home gym.
    More is better
  2. 2  Body-Solid Powerline BSG10X
    40.0 Exercises
  3. 40.0 Exercises
  4. 70.0 Exercises
  5. Category Average
    41.5 Exercises

Price

 We selected the Body-Solid Powerline BSG10X as our best value because it saves you money without compromising functionality. Priced under $800, it’s the second least expensive home gym we reviewed. Only the Marcy Club 200 is cheaper, but it provides fewer workout options and lacks important features and accessories. For example, the Marcy Club 200 doesn’t come with an ab strap or harness, and its frame warranty is only two years. Neither machine has upgradeable resistance capacity. If this feature is important to you, look at the Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE, the Life Fitness G2 and the Powertec Workbench.

Much like the Body-Solid G1S, which is our top pick in home gyms, the BSG10X has a 160-pound weight stack centered on a durable steel frame. It provides 40-plus workouts that target your upper body, lower body and abs, and it comes with a 48-inch lat bar, a low row bar and an ab crunch harness. Like nine of the 10 home gyms we reviewed, it’s designed with a pulley and cable system. Only the Powertec Workbench is different, using weight plates instead of weight stacks, power rods or nitrogen-charged cylinders for resistance. Another difference between the two machines is the BSG10X is designed for one user at a time, while the Powertec Workbench can accommodate three users simultaneously.

As we learned about resistance technologies, Scott McDonald, Body-Solid’s CEO, taught us that another name for home gyms with weight stacks is “selectorized machines.” He said he prefers either weight stacks or weight plates over other resistance types.

“Actual weights as opposed to alternative resistance machines that use bands or some other resistance technology give a better overall experience and better replicate the actual lifting of weights you may do in your normal life,” he said. “Alternative resistance generally has a problem with varying levels of resistance as you cycle through an exercise. Envision a rubber band or spring that gets harder to pull as you pull more on it versus a hand weight that is consistent across the profile of the exercise.”

The Body-Solid BSG10X has a base footprint of 70 x 42 x 80 inches (length, width and height). In addition to being sure you have enough room for the machine itself, you’ll want to allow space for a full range of motion as you work out. Also, while it weighs 280 pounds less than the heaviest machine we reviewed, the Yukon Wolverine, the BSG10X still weighs 328 pounds and isn’t easy to move once assembled.

First-time assembly is much simpler than most home gyms, as it comes out of the box 90 percent pre-assembled. There are only nine bolts to fasten before your machine is ready for use. Optional attachments include a leg press, weight shrouds and a triceps rope. Unlike the G1S, it doesn’t come with instructional videos.

Body-Solid provides customer support for its equipment by phone and email. While the best home gyms have a lifetime warranty, the BSG10X comes with a 10-year warranty on its frame and only one year on parts. This guarantee is valid for in-home use only.

Body-Solid Powerline BSG10X Visit Site

Specifications and Benchmarks

Gym Design

Height (feet)
6.6
Length (feet)
5.8
Width (feet)
3.5
Machine Weight (pounds)
328
Number of Seats
1
Adjustable Seats
Hand Grips
Folds for Storage

Featured Workouts

Ab Crunches
Rows
Leg Extensions
Lat Pulldowns
Chest Press
Pec Flys
Leg Press
Optional

Included Items

Weight Stack
Lat Bar
Ankle Strap
Training DVD

Gym Functionality

Resistance Technology
Weights
Number of Exercises
40
Starting Weight (pounds)
10
Maximum User Weight (pounds)
Not Available
Maximum Weight (pounds)
160
Standard Weight (pounds)
160

Help & Support

Warranty on Parts
1 Year
Warranty on Frame
10 Years
Email
Telephone
Live Chat