Doing a full body workout means you use both free weights (or machine weights) and your own body weight. If you have been doing exercises using just your body, you can find that it is more demanding on your body. There are certain advantages to working out without weights, one of them being that you don’t need to buy weight sets.
The exercises you can do without weights include pull ups, chin ups, dips, push ups, and others. To do all of this in a small amount of space, it’s best to use a power tower. This piece of equipment is made so you can do all of these movements in just one space.
It should be noted that if you are a beginner, a power tower might not be for you. If you are just starting out, your body might not be strong enough to do pull ups and dips yet. It’s best to spend time building your body first until you get a little stronger, before you invest in a power tower for your home use.
Here are 5 options you can choose:
5 – Bowflex Body Tower
The Bowflex Body Tower allows you to do more than 20 exercises, including squats, pull-ups, dips and more. It has easily adjustable horizontal bars so you can add more intensity to work using body weight. It comes with sling straps and can hold up to 300 lb user weight.
Even though this tower is made from commercial grade steel frame, it’s can sway when you are doing pull ups. This tower also takes up quite a bit of space, so make sure you have room for it. If you are a taller person, you might not be able to use this tower fully.
4 – Body Vision PT600 Power Tower
With the Body Vision PT600 Power Tower, you can do chin ups, pull ups, dips and also leg raises. It has a padded back and arm cushions to give your more comfort during workout. This tower has slip resistant foot grips that double as push up bars. It’s easy to assemble and can hold up to 250 lbs. This tower is great since it will fit into a modest budget.
3 – XMark Fitness Power Tower with Pull-up Station
The XMark Fitness Power Tower allows you to do knee raises, dips, pull ups and other exercises. The pull up bar has both narrow and wide grips so you can adjust it to your needs. It’s designed so you can do a diverse workout in a small area in your home. Unlike other towers that can be a bit wobbly, this towers is sturdy and locks down solid when you use it.
2 – Weider Power Tower
Similar to the other towers, the Weider Power Tower gives you the ability to do pull ups, push ups, dips and vertical knee raises. The tower is very sturdy and easy to assemble (although sometimes some parts especially bolts, are missing during shipment). Make sure you read the measurements before you buy, as you need to figure out whether it fits or not in your room.
1 – Stamina 1690 Power Tower
The Stamina 1690 Power Tower is the most popular on our list, since it is an affordable options. It allows you to perform the same exercises as the previous towers, but has one of the lightest weights among the others. You can install it in around 30 minutes by yourself, but make sure you have about 8 feet of clearance in your room if you are going to buy this. It’s a great power tower that can give you the same amount of quality compared to other towers that cost more.