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.
[one_half]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.[/one_half]
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.
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York Fitness Workout Tower – Features Summary
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:
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.