The Gold’s Gym XR45 has a measurement of 65x38x76 inches. But this is the basic measurement of the equipment; it does not account for the extra space that you need if you want to lift the lat bar off of its holder. You also need some extra space so that your legs can extend when using the leg extension.
The Gold’s Gym XR45 can take a maximum weight of 300 pounds which is small compared to others in the market. This Gold’s Gym XR45 does not have a good 90-day warranty. When I think about it, I sometimes wonder why I even considered this ICON-made product in the first place. If you are purchasing anything that has pulleys and cables, make sure that it gives you a longer warranty. Ninety days does not seem to be enough and it can say a lot about the quality of the product.
The Gold’s Gym XR45 also experiences shaking when you use heavy weights on it. It uses both the stack and the cable system for the weights. The stacks are on vertically and you pull them using the cable lifts based on the weight that you chose. The weights are chosen by placing the pin on the amount that you wish to lift. This is something good about the XR45 and, in my opinion, machines that use this mechanism are more efficient.
Features of the XR45
The Gold’s Gym XR45 includes 8 weights, each weighting between 25 and 27 pounds. If you use all 8, you get a sum of 210 pounds. There are many people that do not find this enough but you also have to consider how much you weight especially when you use the bench press.
It also comes with a chest press or chest fly feature. This is where you can do your upper back and chest workouts. This part of the Gold’s Gym XR45 is not adjustable, which is one of the disadvantages that I can list about the machine. While this is only for use around the home, you will still not feel comfortable if you sit backwards since it cannot be adjusted.
The Gold’s Gym XR45 has seat and back paddings that are good in themselves but one thing that I did not like is that the seat can only be positioned upright. You will find no versatility when you use it like a bench if you want to do free weight workouts. There are, however, many other things that you can do on the machine.
There are 15 exercises that you can do if you use the high pulley. You can do 40 with the low. There is a preacher pad that makes it comfortable to do preacher curls on. There is also a 4-roll leg developer that you can use for the quads, the hamstrings, the glutes, and the hip-flexors. The Gold’s Gym XR45 also comes with an ankle strap that you can use alongside the low pulley. There is also a lat bar that you can do back works and triceps works with.
For $500, the Gold’s Gym XR45 does give you a lot of features. All your muscles will get a workout but the deal breaker is the seat that cannot be adjusted and the very short warranty.