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York Fitness Workout Tower – Free Standing

The York Fitness Workout Tower is the flagship power tower in York’s weightlifting equipment range, providing all the features you could need to perform a variety of calisthenics exercises.

Design features

Although the term ‘calisthenics’ refers to bodyweight only exercises, there’s nothing to stop you from adding a dip belt and weight plate for extra resistance in both the dips and pull ups.

To provide more room to perform pull ups, the wide grip pull up bar has been positioned on the opposite side of the frame to the dip bars. This is similar in design to the higher priced Marcy TC-2000 power tower.

Directly below the pull up bar the York Fitness Workout Tower also features a set of push up handles. These have been specially coated to prevent too much pressure on your hands while performing this exercise, making for a more comfortable workout.

York Fitness Workout Tower

While standard press ups are possible straight from the floor, being raised up on these handles creates a wider range of motion. This increases muscle fibre activation and makes this a much more effective variation on the exercise.

The same coating has also been applied to the majority of the pull up bar, which helps to improve your grip for both the wide grip pull ups and close grip chin ups.

York Fitness Workout Tower

York Fitness Workout Tower – Features Summary

  • Trains arms, chest, back, shoulder and abs by using own body weight.
  • VKR with extra padded upholstery to reduce strain on the back and elbows.
  • Pull up/chin up station.
  • Easy to access dip station with comfort hand grips.
  • Off the floor base peg press up handles for increased chest development.
  • Upper body workouts

    Despite the variety of upper body exercises that can be performed using the York Fitness Workout Tower, there aren’t any exercises that can be performed for the lower body.

    This does tend to be a common feature of power towers, with a pure focus on upper body exercises. A few of the most effective exercises you can perform are listed below:

  • Pull ups
  • Dips
  • Chin ups
  • Push ups
  • Hanging leg raises
  • Knee raises
  • Product comparison

    In terms of price, dip and pull up towers will usually cost between £100 and £200, setting the York Fitness Workout Tower towards the lower end of the range, but still with many of the high priced features.

    One of the closest matching towers we could find for price was the Bodymax CF360, which is often available for a price closer to £130.

    There are really 3 main differences between the Bodymax CF360 and this design, with the CF360 featuring adjustable push up handles, padded rollers for crunches, and the pull up bar on the opposite side of the tower to the York design.

    The pull up bar is also straight as opposed to being angled at each end, which some people prefer for wide grip pull ups.

    The York Fitness Workout Tower is the flagship power tower in York's weightlifting equipment range, providing all the features you could need to perform a variety of calisthenics exercises. Design features Although the term 'calisthenics' refers to bodyweight only exercises, there's nothing to stop you from adding a dip…

    Review Overview

    Overall Rating

    4 / 5

    The York Fitness Workout Tower is a free standing mobile unit that allows you to work your arms, chest, back, shoulder and abs by using own body weight with pull up/chin up station.

    The York Fitness Workout Tower incorporates a VKR with extra padded upholstery to reduce strain on the back and elbows and an easy to access dip station with comfort hand grips.

    This product also features off the floor base peg press up handles for increased chest development. It allows for shaping the upper body without the need for extra weights.

    The users utilize only their own body weight in order to achieve the perfect physique with this home use device.

    Product Weight: 32kg
    Max User Weight: 120kg (18.5 Stone)

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