XR 55 Home Review

XR 55 Home Review

Gold’s gym is a very famous brand for home gym equipment. It is highly rated along with Bowflex, Marcy, Powerline, and Weider.

Its home gym machines are a perfect choice for those people who don’t like the crowded place and to work out in peace.

This brand produces home gym machines at an affordable price and lets you be free of the costly memberships of gyms and fitness clubs.

Gold’s XR 55 home gym offers 36+ exercises with 6 workout stations which cover full body and let you stay fit just by staying at home.

XR 55 home gym provides weight resistance over 330 pounds with rough usage as its sturdy construction is durable and can resist the exercises. People with 6’3 and taller can use this equipment easily.

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XR 55 Home Review 2019

Dimensions and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 77L x 43W x 83H inches (196L x 109W x 211H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 320 lbs (145 kg)
  • Maximum user capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • Plates stack weight: 125 lbs (56.6 kg)
  • Weight resistance system: weight stack and pulleys
  • Maximum weight resistance: 330 lbs (149.6 kg)
  • Possible exercises: 36+
  • Working stations: 6
  • Warranty: 90 days parts and labor

XR 55 Home Exercise Gold's Gym, weight stack, padded seat, preacher pad, chart

The pulley cables are steel ropes with outstanding resisting power that is can hold the tension even more than 330 lbs the equipment can produce.

It comes with 10 cement weight plates wrapped in vinyl shells. You can add more weight plates, but it will shorten the distance of the pull and will not give the desired exercise/ result.

Assembling the machine is not tough but can take a few hours and a helping hand would work the best as the manual is provided with simple instructions.

Maintaining the machine requires a little of your time to grease if it starts to make squeaky sounds. Otherwise, it is easy to use.

Comparing it to other models of Gold’s home gym XRS 50, there’s no such difference except the weight. In XRS 50, its 112 pounds whereas XR comes with 125 pounds. The design frame and the colors of both models are the same.

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  • Easy to assemble as the easily follow instructions are available with tools in the box.
  • Sturdy frame with exceptional construction.
  • Upholstery is made up of durable and thick vinyl material with extra padding for maximum comfort.
  • The seat, preacher curl pad, and backrest are adjustable which offers flexibility.
  • Thick foam padding is there on the chest bars and leg workout stations.
  • Allows you to perform more than 36 exercises with 6 stations.
  • Occupies small space.
  • Requires little maintenance from time to time.

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  • The weight stack cannot be upgraded.
  • If you have a tall height than the average people, it will be difficult for you to perform the exercise.

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Workout Stations

These are the following 6 stations for the workout:

  1. High-pulley station (lat bar included)- this station helps for the exercises of shoulders, back muscles, and triceps, and for lat pulldown exercises.
  2. Low-pulley station- this station helps to work from the front lower part of the equipment such as; triceps, kickbacks, squats and more, without any interruption.
  3. Curl pad attachment- this station helps to work on the arm muscles with three different height adjustment positions approx of 5” (13 cm).
  4. Leg attachment- this station helps to work on front as well as the back of the legs to get the gym-like quality workout.
  5. Chest press station- this station allows you to work on the chest with just a simple adjustment to get the desired results.
  6. Pec-fly station- last but not the least, this station helps to exercise on the deltoid and pectoral muscles.

Possible Exercises

Gold’s home gym XR 55 offers the following possible gym-quality exercises:

  • Seated Biceps Curls
  • Stand-up Biceps Curls
  • Preacher Curls
  • Concentration Curls
  • Triceps Press Downs
  • Triceps Extensions
  • Triceps Kickbacks
  • Ab Pull Downs
  • Low Pulley Trunk Rotations
  • Deltoid Raises
  • Seated Rows
  • And more…

Final Opinion

Gold’s home gym XR 55 is a piece of suitable equipment for beginners and intermediate users as it offers to perform more than 36 exercises with 6 workout stations.

It is a great choice and has a lot of features within the price it comes. It comes with all in one strength system to train your entire body as it is durable, well-constructed and well-designed and has a good resistance power.

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