For those of us who intend to embark on a fitness regimen, it’s important to understand that any successful programme has two essential components: cardiovascular training, also called “cardio,” and strength training, also called “weight training.” For cardio, exercise that elevates the heart rate and keeps it in a particular “zone” is the most effective type. For strength training to be successful, you must exercise against some type of resistance, such as weights. Innumerable strength training exercises are available, many of which require specialised equipment. Luckily, there is a piece of fitness equipment called a “multigym” that allows you to perform a wide range of strength exercises, many of which formerly required separate machines, on a single machine. Here’s some information about one multigym we’re quite partial to: the Marcy WM1509.
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This machine features 2000lb tensile strength aircraft cable that’s designed to withstand heavy use. Another quality feature is that the three 3/4″ pulleys have sealed bearings to keep out dust, dirt and perspiration. Made from 2″ x 2″ heavy duty tubular steel, the frame will stand up to even the most vigorous exercises. The frame has a durable powder coated finish. The arm curl pad is adjustable, and the WM1509 comes with a lat bar, rotating straight bar, and ankle strap. The leg developer has oversized roller pads with a precision pivot point that enables correct muscle isolation. The weight stack is selectorised. Another quality feature is a “pec dec,” also known as a “seated lever fly.” This allows the user to perform a strength training exercise based on the chest fly, which usually is done with free weights, on this premier piece of fitness equipment.
The Marcy WM1509 is a versatile piece of fitness equipment that is quite compact, a feature that those with limited space are sure to appreciate. Despite its compactness, it allows the user to perform a broad range of gym-quality exercises, such as bench, incline and shoulder presses. It also offers the popular butterfly, along with a series of exercises for developing the legs. The machine has both high and low pulleys, a preacher curl pad, and a lat pull down bar. The WM1509 has sealed bearings that deliver a smooth, fluid action, and a 45kg weight stack that’s covered for extra safety.
This multigym weighs 101kg (222lb, 15.8st). Its dimensions are 160cm deep x 110cm wide x 209cm high. The maximum user weight the WM1509 will support is 140kg (308lb, 22st). The WM1509 has a one year parts and labour warranty.
About Marcy Fitness
Founded in 1946, Marcy Fitness is dedicated to providing safe and effectivefitness equipment that enables users everywhere to perform a wide range of strength training exercises. The company’s founder, Walter Marcyan, was dedicated to taking strength training out of the gym and putting it into the home. The company remains fully committed to his vision.