Weider Home Gym 2980 X Review

Weider Home Gym 2980 X Review

There are various home gym machines available in the market under many brand names.

But the most trusted name which comes under the home gym machines is Weider Home Gyms.

This brand designs best home gym machines for beginners and intermediate users.

Weider 2980 X Home Gym has the capability to offer more than 36+ exercises which allow covering the body from top to bottom.

With the passing time, few changes have been made in this model to perform better to train the body.

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Weider 2980 X Review


  • Assembled dimensions: 65L x 37W x 76H inches (165L x 94W x 193H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
  • Weight resistance system: weight stack and pulleys
  • Max weight resistance: 214 lbs (97 kg)
  • Possible exercises: 36+
  • Warranty: parts 90 days/ labor 90 days

Construction of Frame and Parts

Weider 2980 214 Lb Stack Home Gym

The Weider 2980 X Home Gym assembled dimension are 65” length, 37” width and a 76” height.

Which means it does not occupy much of the space in your gym area. But this machine is not suitable enough for users taller than 6’3.

It is not a piece of heavy equipment but the user need to assemble it in their gym area because once assembled, it is not easy to move it from one place to another as it weighs 183 lbs.

It is best to put it on a mat as it will help to prevent the damaging of the floor from heavy exercises.

Double-coats of anti-corrosive paint is used to paint the steel tubing of the machine for the protection in silver and gray colors.

2980 X is well-constructed and is sturdy enough to handle the weight of user more than 214 lbs. The pulleys are made of nylon material and come seal and the cables are made of steel ropes.

They have quite resistance power that they can handle rough usage and more than resistance weight.

Workout Stations

These are the following 6 workout stations offered by Weider 2980 X Home Gym:

High-pulley station- this station offers the exercise for shoulder, triceps and back muscles.

Low-pulley station- this station offers the exercise for squats, stand up curls, seated rows etc.

Chest press station- this station offers exercise for pectorals and deltoids.

Chest fly station- this station offers the exercises pectoral and deltoids muscles.

Leg attachment- this station offers the leg extension exercise but it doesn’t offer the exercise for leg press.

Curl attachment- this station is designed for the biceps.

Weight Resistance System

The weight resistance system of Weider 2980 X Home Gym is excellent because it can handle the rough exercises with 20-30 lbs more than the already resisting weight which is 214 lbs.

The weight plates are made of cement encased in vinyl shell. These are quite durable and lasts longer even with heavy use. It includes 6 plates each weighs 12.5 lbs.

Possible Exercises

These are the following exercises with 6 workout station:

  • Incline chest presses
  • Horizontal grip chest presses
  • Vertical grip chest presses
  • Seated bicep curls
  • Stand up bicep curls
  • Triceps press down
  • Triceps extensions
  • Triceps kickbacks
  • Preacher curl
  • Ab pull-downs
  • Low pulley trunk rotations
  • And many more…

Maintenance and Assembly

Maintaining the machine is not difficult as well as does not require a lot of time. If it starts to make sounds, greasing needs to be done on pulleys, tightening of the bolts, cables, and screws and Voila! It’s good to go.

And the assembly of the machine is not difficult as it comes with the easy step by step instructions. To assemble the machine in a short time, the user needs to have a helping hand or else it will take more than 3 hours to put into working position.

The Pros

  • Extremely sturdy with anti-corrosive paint and excellent construction.
  • Uses a small space for a home gym system.
  • 6 workout stations with 36+ exercises.
  • Little maintenance required.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Thick foam padding for comfort.

The Cons

  • Few of the exercises mentioned in the chart cannot be performed.
  • The weight plates cannot be added in the weight stack.

Final Words

Weider 2980 X Home Gym is excellent for beginners and intermediate user and for those users too who just want to have a good body.

The features and specifications it offers come very affordably with the price it has. 2980 X allows you to work on your whole body without the expensive gyms and fitness clubs memberships just by staying at home. It has excellent resistance power with a long list of exercises.

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