Working out at home is probably one of the best money and time saving ideas there is. All you need to tone up, and to build strength and muscle is to get the right equipment, without breaking the bank!
If you don’t have a huge amount of money to spend and need a basic home gym then the Golds XRS comes in comfortably under $500, great value for an awesome bit of kit as we will find out.
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Key features of the Golds XRS 50
Comprehensive Set of Weights
The XRS 50 uses a simple yet effective system to deliver a solid upper and lower body workout. You will be able to work all the major muscles in the body including back, chest, arms, abs, thighs, butt and hamstrings! The weights rise to just over 100lbs – perfect for providing a good heavy workout that really gets the muscles aching at the end of a workout! There is 112lbs of weight shipped BUT the pulleys have been set up in such a way as to double that weight. The effective weight is closer to 280lbs.
Solid Build Quality and Easy Assembly
Ok so this is a fairly basic entry level home gym, yet the build quality is still pretty good. You need to self assemble which is straight forward, and it goes together well, and feels fairly solid.
Once put together you have a good sized bit of kit, if you are over 6 feet tall you may have to duck a little under the bar. I am 5’10” and this seems about the height that most users feel comfortable at.
Comprehensive Workout Programs
With a little imagination you can perform virtually a full body workout on this machine. Out of the box it includes Lat Pulldown, Chest Press, Chest Fly, Leg Extensions etc.. With the pulley you can go on to do bicep, triceps and shoulders to really help define those muscle groups.
For just then this product is a real bargain – and very much cheaper than paying for membership to a costly gym every month!
Well, with the suite of features and price well under $500 its an attractive offer. If you are looking for more than just a basic featured entry level home gym, and one that is capable pushing you a little more then I would thoroughly recommend this model.
Not only is Amazon a very reliable retailer, they also provide good customer service and hassle-free shipping. In addition, you can also avail of a 2-year warranty add-on to provide additional protection for your machine.
“It is, a fantastic all in one machine that does not take up too much of my basement. Good assembly instructions included.…(read more here: Golds Golds XLS 50 System Review)”
“Great product. It is solidly built. This makes an excellent set for somebody that is not a heavy lifter.…(read more here:Golds XLS 50 System Review)”
Amazon Rating: 3.7
Pros & Cons
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- It’s great value!
- Covers all the main exercises you would want
- Easy to assemble
- It’s a little tight for space, I’m 5’11 and fit OK but over 6′ and you may struggle.
If you are looking for an affordable simple home gym, to keep your muscles toned then you can’t go wrong with the XRS 50 Home Gym from Golds. It is easy to assemble, nice and compact, and will fit into a tiny area. It provides a great range of exercises, and the price is fantastic value.
What we really like is that it can be used at any time, no travelling to the gym or waiting for someone to finish. Having a gym in your home is the ultimate in convenience.
Gold's Gym XRS 50 Home Gym Review Summary:
- Combo chest press/fly arm station
- 280 lbs. of resistance
- 4-roll leg developer
- Manufacturer's warranty included (see Guarantee & Returns)
- Assembled dimensions: 63.63L x 37.6W x 78.6Hin.
Of course, if we had a little more to spend then the real one to go for is the next model up, the XRS 55: