does anyone here have a dick's fitness gear power tower? is it any good? what's the maximum weight capacity?
Thread: dick's power tower?
06-25-2007, 11:52 AM #1
06-27-2007, 06:16 PM #2
I'm possibly gonna get a power tower myself, and from reading around the boards, I see two things immediately that annoys some people. 1) is that the pull up bar isn't a continuous bar, rather, it's two individual short bars. This was a gripe with some because you can't do close grip pull ups. 2) the fact that you do pull ups between the dip bars rather than behind the machine. Some found themselves feeling confined, but on the other hand, this design saves floor space.
I'm personally deciding between the doorway gym or a power tower. If I get a power tower, I'm gonna go to Dicks to test them out and just get the cheapest one that feels solid and sturdy.
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06-28-2007, 12:41 PM #3
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I work at Dick's part time in the fitness department and would not recommend the power tower if you plan on using any additional weight to do dips or pullups. It's not a sturdy piece of equipment. The dip handles are very thin metal IMO.
This is the one I have in my home gym and it's awesome. I've done dips with an additional 100lbs and it doesn't budge.
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07-02-2007, 08:59 AM #10
I got a separate dip station amd built my own pullup bar. I'm glad I did as the two seem to work better than any of these combined solutions.
If I were to get one of the units however, I've used the lamar one and it is very nice: