Marcy MWM-990 Review

Marcy MWM-990 Home Gym Review


Warranty: frame 2 years

Stack weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)

Possible exercises: 30 +

Weight resistance: 200 lbs (90.7 kg)

User capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)

Assembled weight: 271 lbs (123 kg)

Assembled dimensions: 69”L x 36”W x 79”H (173L x 92W x 201H cm)

Marcy is famously known brand for producing high quality home gym and fitness club machines which gives the best workouts. This brand has kept its reputation all these years. They have home gyms starting with the lowest prices to the highest and have all kinds of home gym equipment to provide the best exercises.

Marcy MWM-990 Home Gym is a home gym for those who are beginners or intermediate level trainers. It offers the possibility to perform exercises that covers the entire body. MWM-990 has the assembled dimensions of 69” length, 36” width and 79” height. The dimensions tell that this home gym takes a small space in the room and the height tells that it can be used by tall users but they will face some problem while exercising or may not get the desired results. The assembled weight of MWM-990 is 271 lbs which lets the machine be stable while exercising.

Construction of Frame

The frame of the machine is made up of steel tubing of 14 gauge with a powder coating which helps with scratches and corrosion. MWM-990 is sturdy enough to handle the weight of 200 lbs. The assembled weight of the machine which is mentioned above tells that it is fairly heavy, so it is recommended to assembled it in a room where the exercises are needed to be performed. It cannot be relocated as it does not have any wheels. The user does not need to anchor it to the floor as it has a good stability feature.

The backrest and seat of Marcy MWM-990 has a 2” of pad made of foam material. As these are attached to the frame bars so the position of it is non-adjustable. The upholstery is made up of durable heavy duty vinyl material.

As MWM-990 is a weight stack machine, it has 16 pulleys which are made of heavy duty nylon material combined with the ball bearing which provides the long term use. The cables of the machine are made from steel which are covered with thin sheet of PVC material that protects them while exercising. These cables can handle more than 200 lbs of tension produced while working out. The leg workout station has 4” padding of foam to provide the maximum of comfort while working out on the legs.

Last but not the least, the package also comes with few of the accessories. These include; 1 lat bar, 1 short bar, 1 chain extension and 1 ankle strap. It also contains a preacher curl.

Workout Stations

Marcy MWM-990 Home Gym has 6 workout stations which offers 30+ exercises that covers the entire body of the user.

  1. High-pulley station- this station lets the user do the pulldown exercises and working out of muscles, triceps and shoulder.
  2. Pec-fly station- this station is for the strengthening of deltoid and pectoral muscles workout.
  3. Chest press station- this station offers the exercises for shoulders, triceps and pectoral muscles.
  4. Leg developer- this station is for the leg extensions. This can be performed by using the ankle strap.
  5. Low-pulley station- this station has an attached pulley on the lower front part of the machine and offers many exercises, such as triceps, quats, kickbacks, stand-up curls and much more.
  6. Curl pas attachment- as this pad can be adjusted vertically which offers different positions for the workouts. This station accommodates the several exercises for strengthening the arm muscles.

The 30+ possible exercises which above mentioned workout stations offers are as follows; there is also a sheet available of exercises which makes it easier for the user to understand the machine and perform better:

  • Preacher curls
  • Triceps pressdowns
  • Kickbacks
  • Ab pulldowns
  • Deltoid raises
  • Upright rows
  • Fly presses
  • Grip chest presses
  • High cable cross overs
  • Lat pulldowns
  • Squats
  • Leg abductions
  • Leg extensions
  • And many more…

Weight Resistance System

Marcy MWM-990 Home Gym has 14 plates on the weight stack. Each of the plate weighs 10 lbs and the top most support plate also weighs 10 lbs making the total weight of 150 lbs of the stack. The weight plates of MWM-990 are made from concrete material covered with sheet of synthetic material to protect it from damage and to last for many years.

The weight of the stack is selectorized, this lets the user workout without wasting time in putting up the weights. The maximum weight this machine can resist is 200 lbs. Keeping in mind, the weight cannot be upgraded. There is no room for addition of extra plates. Therefore, if the user need to add some extra weight for more intense workout, dumbbell plates can be added to the weight stack and secured with a chain. The cables and pulleys shall support the 100 lbs of extra weight at least.

The Pros

  • Great design of the frame
  • Durable and thick vinyl upholstery providing the maximum comfort while workout
  • Rollers have foam on the leg developer and chest press bars
  • The machine is compact and space saving
  • 6 workout stations offering 30+ exercises
  • Accessories included
  • The maintenance required is very little
  • Easy to assemble

The Cons

  • The weight stack is not upgradable
  • Users taller than 6’ can face difficulty in performing few of the exercises

Maintenance and Assembly

Maintaining the MWM-990 is not difficult at all because all it needs is the lubrication on the pulleys from time to time to have a smooth workout.

And assembly is also not difficult as the machine comes in 3 packages, 2 for the weight plates and 1 for the frame. The step by step instructions manual is available with the illustration. As the weight of the machine is heavy, it should be unpacked and assembled by two person and the it may take several hours.

Final Words

Marcy MWM-990 Home Gym is a beginner to intermediate level machine. It offers more than 30 exercises which covers the entire body. This weight stack machine is best for those people who want to workout just in the comfort of home. Knowing that the weight cannot be upgraded and the weight plates are not made of steel, this machine still manages to offer a lot more. This machine can also handle the weight up to 200 lbs. MWM-990 offers so much and is able to cover every muscle of the body, for the price it comes with.

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