Marcy MD-9010 Home Gym Smith Machine

Marcy MD-9010G Home Gym Smith Machine Review

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The Marcy MD-9010G Smith Machine comes with just about everything you need to work all the major muscle groups in the body. The main frame has been designed to be raised off the floor to provide additional stability even when using heavy weight. There are also very few exercises where you will want to move the bar straight up. Even with bench press and deadlifts most people will be moving the bar at a slight angle. This is why the Marcy MD-9010G smith machine has been designed so that the track the sliding bar moves up and down on is at an angle, sloping away from the weight racks.

This is particularly useful if you like using the smith machine for squatting as this is a movement where the bar will be travelling through the greatest range of motion. By having the track run at an angle and squatting facing the footplate, this means the bar will never force you to lean too far forwards and risk getting pinned under the weight.

Aside from the angle of the track, there are also some nice safety features that will help you lift to your limits without the need for a spotter. This will often be the case when in a quiet gym or working out at home. The Marcy MD-9010G includes locking collars that slide up and down each side of the track and can lock into a number of different places depending on what range of motion you need and your height.

Marcy MD-9010G Review

Marcy MD-9010G Home Gym Smith Machine


Update May 2016:

The Marcy MD-9010G is no longer available online. We’ve found the two best alternate models with comparable price and very good user ratings and reviews. Here are the two best options:

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This is also great for if you want to isolate your weakest portion of a movement and want to really overload the muscle. Close grip bench presses are one example of this, where you are able to lock the collars in place so the bar won’t move any lower than the top half or third of the bench press movement, so you are overloading the triceps without stressing the shoulders too much which will help increase your overall bench and other lifts.

As well as the main pressing bar which features linear ball bearings to make the sliding motion of the bar as smooth as possible, there are also the pulleys that are built into the smith machine. There are two at the front which can be used when the bench slides out of the way for exercises such as cable crossovers, or if you only want to use one cable at a time then you can do a range of tricep extensions and back exercises thanks to the attachments that come with the Marcy MD-9010G.

Being detachable, the weight bench also allows you to use it completely separately from the main smith machine, which can be useful if you already have some dumbbell free weights at home for doing free weight exercises. Due to the bench having such a range of positions it can be set to (incline, flat and decline), this means you can use it to work all areas of the chest with anything from decline dumbbell flys to incline presses.


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Marcy MD-9010G Smith Machine – Features Summary

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  • Sealed linear ball bearings provide ultra smooth pressing motion
  • 9 lockout positions for the bar
  • Independent motion upper pulley cable crossover design & vertical pec dec
  • Low pulley with foot plate
  • Adjustable bar catches
  • Cables are aircraft rated at 2000 lb tensile strength
  • Pulleys are 3.75″ Nylon reinforced with sealed bearings
  • Guide rods: 1″ steel chrome plated
  • Independent weight bench adjusts from military, inclines, flat and decline angles
  • Removable preacher pad & leg developer included
  • Shiver Bar, ankle strap, link chains, two single handles and tricep rope included
  • Manufacturers Warranty: 2 Years Limited Parts



If you want to isolate your quads a bit more then the bench that comes with the Marcy MD-9010G also features a leg developer. This has been designed so you can load weight plates onto the front and perform leg extensions thanks to the way the pivot point has been designed. The bench also comes with a preacher curl pad which will need to be removed for the leg extensions, but is also great for performing preacher curls with either a dumbbell, barbell or EZ-curl bar.

The 6 Olympic plate storage pegs provide ample storage for all the different weight plates you need, while allowing you to store a variety of different types if you want to. Often gyms will use one peg for 25kg plates, one for 20kg plates, one for 10kg plates, one for 5kg plates, one for 2.5kg plates and one for the small 1.25kg plates. This is all possible with the Marcy MD-9010G Home Smith Machine.

The final feature of the Marcy MD-9010G worth mentioning is the low pulley system at the back of the smith machine. This has a footplate for you to sit on the ground and perform cable rows, which is a particularly effective exercise for developing the inner back muscles.

Related: Marcy SM4000 Deluxe Smith Machine Review



Height– 85 inches/7.08 ft
Total Width– 80 inches/6.66 ft
Width Of Cage– 45 inches/3.75 ft
Highest Point to Highest Point– 50 inches/4.16 ft
Full Length Cage & Bench-100 inches/8.33 ft
Length Cage Only– 70 inches/5.83ft


Gym Attachments Included

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  • Straight Bar
  • Lat Bar
  • 2 x Single D-Handles

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  • Tricep Rope
  • V-Bar
  • Ankle Strap


Marcy MD-9010G Specifications

Maximum user’s weight: 300 lbs / 136kg
Maximum weights on the rack: 600 lbs / 272kg
Maximum weights on Leg Developer: 100 lbs / 45kg
Maximum weights on Pulley System: 200 lbs / 90kg
Box 1 Dimensions: 84″ x 20″ x 8″ (237 lbs)
Box 2 Dimensions: 43″ x 20.5″ x 8″ (115 lbs)
Box 3 Dimensions: 60″ x 24″ x 7″ (85 lbs)


Exercises Available

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  • Chest: Incline, Flat, Decline Press (Smith or Free Weight), Pec Dec, DB Flyes, Cable Crossovers
  • Back: Lat Pulldown (Wide/Close), Seated Rows, Bent Over Rows, Single Arm Rows
  • Shoulders: Shoulder Press, Upright Rows, Shrugs, Lateral Raises, Front Raises
  • Triceps: Tricep Pushdowns, Tricep Press, Tricep Kickbacks, Overhead Rope Extensions
  • Biceps: Preacher Curls, Cable Curls, Hammer Rope Curls, High Cable Curls
  • Legs: Squats, Leg Extensions, Leg Curls, Deadlifts, Lunges
  • Abs: Cable Crunches, Woodchoppers, Weighted Leg Raises



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