The Functional Trainer Cable Machine – Dual 200 lb. Weight Stacks
- Two 200 lb. weight stacks
- Quick adjust pulleys with 19 settings
- Includes 2 hand straps, 2 long strap handles, tricep rope, short bar, long bar, leg extension leg curl strap and an ankle strap
- 11-gauge 2″ X 3″ steel mainframe construction with scratch resistant powder coat finish
- Split handle grip pull-up chin-up bar
- Molded rubber hand grips
- Skid resistant feet
- Bake powder coat finish
- Dimensions: 35.5 L x 70.9 W x 83.9 H
Featuring dual 200 lb. weight stacks, the XMark Functional Trainer XM-7626.1 provides true isolateral-based movements, allowing users a variety of options for muscle targeting and isolation. The user can also customize the trainer to fit their body and movements with 19 unique column adjustments.
Included are a tricep rope, short bar, long bar, leg extension leg curl strap, ankle strap, two hand straps, and two long strap handles. The user can also perform pull-ups and chin-ups on the split grip pull-up bar.
The XMark Functional Trainer is built with 11-gauge 2 x 3 rectangular steel, has skid-resistant feet and a scratch-resistant, baked powder coat finish. Sculpt, build and define your body with XMark, the mark of excellence.
Reviews of XMark XM-7626
Review 1: Nice gym
Review 2: Great Product!
Review 3: Useful addition to your home gym
Theoretically you can assemble it with only the tools provided, though your life will be much easier if you have a socket wrench and maybe a couple of other miscellaneous things. I had to use some wire to help me thread the cable through the bar, because I couldn’t quite reach in with my fingers to pull it out.
Overall, this is a great addition to a home gym. It has a compact footprint, is solidly built, and will take care of the majority of your strength training needs. Throw in some cardio equipment, maybe a weight bench, and a few smaller odds and ends like an exercise ball, and you’re all set.
It’s very flexible and can target most major muscle groups, with a few exceptions. It is great for obliques and back, and lots of little stabilizer muscles you didn’t even know you had. But for the actual abdominals, I find it a little clunky and you may want another alternative (there are plenty of bodyweight exercises to choose from that don’t require weights).
The 2x200lb weight stacks are more limiting than they first appear, because they are geared at a 2:1 ratio. So even though there are 200lbs of weights per side, it’s only 100lbs of resistance per side, 200lbs if you use both sides. As an average size man with a little training, you should be able to deadlift or squat more than that, and eventually may exceed that in other areas.
You may at some point want to supplement with some free weights for a few of the exercises. For many of the smaller muscle groups that are hard to target with free weights the weight limits should be plenty, so this is still a useful addition to your gym. And for an average size woman, you may never need more than the 200lbs.
You may want to find some third party attachments to clip on to the cables. There are plenty to choose from. There are enough provided to get you started, until you figure out what you might prefer. I found the long handles, long bar, and rope handles attachments to be adequate for most upper body and core exercises.