The Marcy MD-2100 Power Tower has been designed to allow you to work all major upper body muscles without the need for any additional weight plates or resistance.
When buying any new piece of exercise equipment it’s important to learn all you can about it beforehand to help decide whether it’s right for you.
The following product article takes a look at the design features, possible exercises and even the ease of assembly to help provide you with this information.
[one_half]If you have looked at a range of power towers already, it can be easy to assume that they are all pretty much the same.
In fact there are a number of subtle design features ranging from the angle of the frame to the positioning of handles that determine the stability and range of exercises you can perform.
The frame for the Marcy MD-2100 has been designed at a slight angle to ensure that your bodyweight is always positioned in the center for the tower. This helps to prevent any rocking or movement in the frame when performing dips or pull ups.[/one_half]
To strengthen the frame further and give this pull-up and dip station its 140kg user weight limit, cross braces have been added at 3 strategic points around the vertical frame supports.
One at the base, one midway up the frame and one across the top which also provides the pull-up and chin up exercise options.
While this helps to prevent any frame twist, the extended out turned base bars and triangular supports at the back of the tower make sure there is no tipping movement even if you can’t keep strict form on the pull-ups.
The thick padded back and arm rests attached to the frame of the Marcy MD-2100 make sure you are as comfortable as possible during abs exercises such as knee and leg raises.
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Marcy MD-2100 – Features Summary
Ease of assembly
[one_half]As with any flat packed piece of exercise equipment, it can be important to know how simple or complex the setup instructions are. You don’t want to be buying a high quality power tower only to find you need to spend time searching through internet forums just to find details on how to put it together.
Fortunately the assembly instructions for the Marcy MD-2100 are very clear, with a full list of parts you should receive in the box to make sure you have everything before you start setting it up.
By using a combination of the exploded drawings, textual instruction and the detailed parts list the entire construction should be possible in under an hour.[/one_half]
There is also contact information for a dedicated customer service department should you have any issues. If you’re interested, you can find the full instruction manual on the Marcy Fitness website.
Exercises possible with the Marcy MD-2100
While most power towers have the horizontal bar at the top for pull ups and the horizontal dip bars, relatively few will have the handles near the base for performing push ups.
The Marcy MD-2100 is one of the few that do, allowing you to perform push ups to further exhaust your triceps, shoulders and chest muscles.
[one_half]Full list of possible exercises:
[one_half_last]Muscle groups worked: