A great home gym option to go with, the Weider 2980 X Home Gym is a good choice for beginner weight lifters. It comes with close to 100 pounds of weight, it is built to last, and it has many different exercise options. The Weider 2980 X Home Gym is designed to give you a great muscle building workout from the top of your body to the bottom.
Unfortunately, there is no video available for this model of home gym.
The Weider 2980 X Home Gym does have a fair number of features that are worth mentioning, so let’s do our own quick overview.
- Comes with 80 pounds of weight plates
- Offers up to 214 pounds of resistance
- Dual function chest press and fly station
- Removable preacher curl pad
- Leg developer included
- High and low pulleys
- Low cord and handle for rowing exercises and other upper body exercises
- Multi-grip high lat bar
- Durable steel tube frame
- Comfortable padding and seat
- Allows you do add more weight
- Comes with an exercise chart
Dimensions & Weight
In terms of size, the Weider 2980 X Home Gym is not much different from other entry level models we have talked about, excluding the Total Gym 1600 and Weider Ultimate Body Works. In terms of a strength oriented weight training home gym like this one, the size and weight are both pretty average. Now, it is a home gym with a weight stack, so it is automatically fairly heavy and big, but when compared to higher end models, it is actually pretty space friendly.
- Length: 65 inches
- Width: 37 inches
- Height: 76 inches
- Weight: Shipping weight is 183 pounds
This model of home gym comes with a 90-day warranty on parts and labor.
To start off, you will need to get yourself some tools like a wrench, ratchet set, and screwdriver to get the job done, all of which are not included. That being said, the parts and instructions are included, plus clearly labeled, but there are many parts, so it is somewhat difficult. This is a big and heavy piece of equipment, so you will preferably have a person helping you. If you plan on doing this yourself, you will take several hours to get it done. For a more comprehensive overview of the assembly process, take a look at the video below.
What We Like About The Weider 2980 X Home Gym
The Weider 2980 X Home Gym is a pretty good weight training oriented home gym option to go with, so let’s talk about why we like it so much.
Without a doubt, the best part about the Weider 2980 X Home Gym is that it allows you to get a full body workout. Now, this item is not meant for cardio, but it will strengthen virtually every single muscle in your body. To begin, it comes with a removable and adjustable preacher curl pad for working out your biceps. The Weider 2980 X Home Gym also includes a dual function arm station that allows for the fly and for presses for your shoulders, arms, chest, and upper body.
This model also comes with a high multi-grip lat bar for working out those lats, shoulders, and arms. Moreover, the Weider 2980 X Home Gym also comes with a leg station for leg curls and extensions. It even comes with an ankle strap and low pulley, which can be used for leg exercises, rowing, and other arm exercises too. In other words, you can work out pretty much every muscle in your body with the Weider 2980 X Home Gym.
Another great part about the Weider 2980 X Home Gym is that it features a very comfortable vinyl seat and backrest. The vinyl is very durable and easy to clean, plus it has a layer of nice padding for comfort too. Also, the upper arm station features padding and great handles with good grip. Moreover, the leg developer also features 4 foam rollers to keep your ankles and knees as comfortable as can be.
Overall, we do like the Weider 2980 X Home Gym for its durability. Steel tubing frame, a solid base, and high-quality materials make this a very durable item that will last you for years to come.
What We Don’t Like About The Weider 2980 X Home Gym
There are a couple of things which could be improved upon when it comes to the Weider 2980 X Home Gym, so let’s quickly mention those.
The Weider 2980 X Home Gym only comes with 80 pounds of included weights in the stack. While this may be ideal for light weight training, it will not do for heavy or even moderate strength training purposes.
The assembly process for the Weider 2980 X Home Gym can take the better part of a whole day if you are working by yourself. Getting the parts in the right place can be a little challenging if you don’t have an extra pair of hands helping you.
Alternatives To The Weider 2980 X Home Gym
To give you a bit of a reference point, let’s take a look at some of the alternatives to the Weider 2980 X Home Gym.
The Weider Ultimate Body Works is quite different from the Weider 2980 X Home Gym. Whereas the 2980 X Home Gym is meant purely for strength training, the Ultimate Body Works focuses more on a mix of cardio, strength, and flexibility training. The 2980 X will do a better job at muscle strengthening but does not give you as much of a total body workout as the Ultimate Body Works. That being said, the Ultimate Body Works is cheaper, easier to assemble, and way more compact as well. What you get really depends on what kind of results you expect to get.
The Marcy MWM-990 is similar to the Weider 2980 X Home Gym in the sense that it is oriented towards pure weight training, but there are some key differences. First off, the Marcy MWM-990 is more expensive, but it does have over twice as much included weight. Also, the weight stack of the Marcy MWM-990 is enclosed and of a very high quality, both of which cannot necessarily be said for the Weider 2980 X. Simply put, the Marcy model is a little more durable and comes with more weight, making it a little more expensive.
Final Thoughts On The Weider 2980 X Home Gym
The bottom line is that the Weider 2980 X Home Gym is a great option to go with for some light weight training purposes. It is a good option for any beginner weight trainer who wants an affordable home gym option. It will still give you a total body workout but just does not have all that much weight included.