Marcy Diamond Elite MD-9010G Smith Machine Review

Specifications

Warranty: parts 2 years

Maximum user weight (on bench): 300 lbs (136 kg)

Maximum user weight on lat pull and cross-over: 200 lbs (90.7 kg)

Maximum weight on leg developer: 100 lbs (45 kg)

Maximum weight for press bar: 300 lbs (136 kg)

Maximum weight on rack: 600 lbs (272 kg)

Possible exercises: 100+

Required weight plates: Olympic (2” holes)

Assembled weight: 273 lbs (107.5 kg)

Assembled dimensions: 95L x 79W x 86H inches (241L x 201W 219H cm)

Marcy is a well known brand for home gym machines and club fitness machines. It manufactures products starting with the lowest price giving the best quality to the highest price with exceptional quality. When coming to home gym machines nothing can beat the quality of Marcy.

Marcy Diamond Elite MD-2010G Smith Machine is an all in one home gym machine that combines a weight bench, squat rack, smith machine and cable machine which allows to train muscle and building strength just in your own home gym. The fully assembled dimensions of Marcy Smith Machine are 95” length, 79” width and 86” height, which means it occupies some space in the room and needs to 2-3 feet of clearance all around the machine so that the user can perform the exercises easily. It cannot be placed or assembled in a room with 7’ ceiling as it may not allow the user to perform the workouts with feasibility. The users with 5-6’5 height or taller than that can use this machine without any difficulty.

Frame Construction

To start with the construction of the frame, Marcy has used steel tubing of 14 gauge square which extremely solid to perform exercises. Few of the parts of this machine has a chrome coating with diamond finishing and the other parts have anti-corrosion enamel. The frame is designed to handle the weight up to 600 lbs easily as the frame is sturdy enough. There are steel plates welded on the base bars of the machine in case the user want to bolt it to the ground, but the machine itself is heavy enough to handle the tough exercises so there is no such need of it and if the user don’t want it to slide on the floor, one can place rubber mat for the grip.

The bench of the frame is also made from steel tubing. It is not connected to the cage so the user can move it anywhere he/she wants and can set on the most comfortable position while exercising. There are 3 positions the bench offers which are horizontal, incline and decline, but the decline position goes down a few degrees from 180 angle. The foam used to provide the best comfort is of high density in two tone which can last a lifetime if taken with proper care. And the foam is used on roller pads as well on the leg developers to provide the comfort for legs.

The pulleys used in this machine is of 2000 lbs tensile strength steel ropes as this is not a common smith machine and can handle the weight more than the maximum capacity to provide a smooth performance.

Accessories

Few of the accessories comes with the package of Marcy Diamond Elite MD-9010G Smith Machine. The accessories includes;

  • 1 set of Ankle strap
  • 1 set of Lat bar
  • 1 set of Triceps rope
  • 1 set of Shiver bar
  • 2 set of Handle grips

The accessories which are not include in the package are weight plates. The user need to buy them separately and those should be 2” Olympic plates as the bars made can only support those. And Olympic bar is also not included for exercise independently. This also needs to be bought as well if needed.

Working Stations

Marcy Diamond Elite MD-9010G Smith Machine offers 100+ exercises with 6 workout stations which are as follows:

  • Leg development station-this station helps to work on leg curls and leg extensions.
  • Low pulley station-this station offers various exercises such as abductions, one-legged curls or seated rows with an ankle strap and a small shiver.
  • Preacher curl station-this station allows to work on preacher curls with collaboration of leg development in accordance with the preacher pad.
  • High crossover station- this station works on lat pull downs or crossover exercises with the help of high pulleys.
  • Pec-fly station- this station helps to work on pectoral muscles with the involvement of elbow pads using the rear weight bar.
  • Chest press station- this station helps to work on the chest press exercises, squats or stand-up rows by using the gliding press bar with linear bearings which involves the Olympic weight plates.

The weight capacity is mentioned for the each working station and it can handle weight from 100 lbs to 600 lbs

Possible Exercises

This Smith Machine offers more than 100 exercises some of which are as follows;

  • Triceps press downs
  • Biceps curls
  • Kneeling triceps extensions
  • Cable twist crunches
  • Standing trunk rotations
  • Seated trunk rotations
  • Prone back flies
  • Lat pull downs
  • Crossover rowing
  • Wide grip chest presses
  • Lateral chest flies
  • Pullovers with crunches
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Hip abductions
  • Lying front deltoid raises
  • Upright rows
  • Shoulder extensions

And so many more…

The Pros

  • Heavy in weight when assembled; can handle tough workouts
  • 6 working stations with 100+ exercises with high weight capacity
  • Storage bars for weight plates
  • 4 different machines combined into one
  • Smooth exercises
  • Safe and comfortable foaming available

The Cons

  • No weight plates available
  • Requires large space in a room

Assembly and Maintenance

The assembling of this Smith Machine is easy as the package includes the easy follow instructions, but it may take 4-5 hours and also need an extra hand because some of the parts are quite heavy in weight. As the assembled weight of this machine is quite heavy, the user need to assemble it in a room where the workout would be taking place as it would be difficult to move once assembled.

Maintaining is not difficult as the only part which needs to be lubricated with WD-40 or light oil is linear ball bearing.

Final Words

Marcy Diamond Elite MD-9010G Smith Machine is a home gym with multifunctional fitness system which offers more than 100 exercises with several working stations. It is made from heavy-steel tubing which makes it sturdy enough for heavy workouts and can handle weight up to 600 lbs. It is not exactly a heavy weight-lifting machine but still manages to offer many exercises with rough usage for beginner and intermediate users just in your home. The price this machine comes with while  offering every possible exercise being so compact, is simply great.

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