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Body Solid Powerline BSG10X review

The Body Solid Powerline BSG10X is a sturdy, versatile home gym that provides a challenging, efficient workout.

Body Solid Powerline BSG10X review
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Our 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.

For

  • Easy to install
  • Value for money

Against

  • No instructional videos
  • Short warranty on parts

The Body Solid Powerline BSG10X is a value for money home fitness system that could make a noticeable difference to the quality of your weight training sessions at home. It's made by one of the best home gym brands in the world, and offers a surprising amount of features for the lower price tag (compared to the high-end, pro models).

This home workout system is designed to help you shape and tone your entire body through weight and resistance training. If you want to couple this with more intense cardio-based workouts, try indoor cycling with the best bike trainers, or spin class with the best exercise bikes. More of a walker or runner? Then step on one of the best treadmills instead.

Body Solid Powerline BSG10X review: Design

We selected the Body-Solid Powerline BSG10X as our best value because it saves you money without compromising functionality. Often on sale for less than $800, the Body Solid Powerline BSG10X offers decent features for the price.

Only the Marcy Club 200 is cheaper, but that system provides fewer workout options and lacks important features and accessories. For example, it doesn’t come with an ab strap or harness. Neither have an upgradeable resistance capacity either, so if this feature is important to you, look at the Bowflex Xtreme 2SE or the Life Fitness G2.

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Like most of the home gyms we've reviewed, it’s designed with a pulley and cable system. Only the Powertec Workbench Multi-System is different, using weight plates instead of weight stacks, power rods or nitrogen-charged cylinders for resistance.

Another difference between the two machines is how the BSG10X is designed for just one user at a time, while the Powertec accommodates three people simultaneously.

Body Solid Powerline BSG10X review: Features

Much like the Body Solid G1S, the Powerline BSG10X has a 160lb weight stack centered on a durable steel frame. It provides 40-plus workouts to target your upper body, lower body and abs, and comes with a 48-inch lat bar, a low row bar, and an ab crunch harness. It’s also designed with a pulley and cable system, which is very common among home gyms.

The Body Solid Powerline BSG10X has a base footprint of 70(L) x 42(W) x 80(H)". In addition to ensuring you have enough room for the machine itself, you’ll want to allow space for a full range of motion as you exercise. To see how effective your workouts are, consider wearing one of the best fitness trackers to monitor your exercise. Garmin and Fitbit are among the easiest to use, while Apple is the most feature-rich. For discounted trackers, see our guide to the best Amazon Prime Day Fitbit deals.

Body Solid Powerline BSG10X review

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It's also worth nothing that the Powerline BSG10X weighs 328lbs once fully assembled, so this isn’t an easy machine to move around your home once built.

First-time assembly is much simpler than most home fitness systems though, as it comes out of the box 90% pre-assembled. There are only nine bolts to fasten before the machine is ready for use. Optional attachments (at additional cost) include a leg press, weight shrouds and a triceps rope.

Should you buy the Body Solid Powerline BSG10X?

The Body Solid Powerline BSG10X is a good value for money home gym, and would suit beginners to intermediate users looking to weight train at home. There are no instructional videos with it, so you're on your own from the start, which isn't ideal.

That said, there's plenty of features to keep your workouts varied, especially if you like to switch between lower and upper body workouts on different days. The Powerline BSG10X is cheaper than most of the competition, and while its one-year warranty on parts is paltry, the 10-year frame warranty is very decent.