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Let's Talk All-In-One Trainers!

Let's Talk All-In-One Trainers!

All-in-one trainers belong to the group of the most versatile fitness equipment.

They usually include a rack, smith machine, multi-functional pull-up station, dual cable pulley and many attachments and storage options for barbells and weight plates. All-in-one trainers are the perfect solution for homes and fitness studios offering a wide variety of exercises that target all major muscle groups. They’re the ideal choice for full-body strength training with just one piece of equipment.

ALL-IN-ONE TRAINER BENEFITS

All-in-one trainer is your perfect replacement for a gym workout at home or a fitness studio. They include everything you expect at a commercial gym in a compact size. All-in-one trainers offer nearly every existing exercise, which makes them optimal for a total-body workout. There are different models that can suit different budgets, goals, and needs, but they all come with many benefits, including:

STRENGTH TRAINING BENEFITS

ADJUSTABILITY AND CUSTOMISATION

One of the greatest strengths of the all-in-one trainer is its adjustability. From the cable pulley height, through resistance to countless attachments that make the workout possibilities limitless. Unlike multigyms that provide a set number of fixed exercises, all-in-one trainers provide unlimited options regarding the variety of exercises. The adjustability of the all-in-one trainers enables its users to adapt the machine to their individual goals, needs and skill levels. Check out all of our functional trainers at CYC Fitness.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

As the name suggests the all-in-one trainer consists of multiple machines and functionalities in one. The most important parts of the all-in-one trainers are the dual pulley machine, Smith machine and power rack. But there are many more valuable functions, so let’s break them down.

POWER RACK

A base of every all-in-one trainer is a power rack that offers free-weight barbell training. Included in the power rack are usually adjustable barbell hooks and safety spotters. The adjustable safety spotters allow you to push yourself to your limits during your workout without the need for a spotter. With the power rack you can perform compound exercises, such as squats that target more than one muscle group simultaneously.

DUAL ADJUSTABLE CABLE PULLEY

In-built into the all-in-one trainer dual cable pulley employs tension-based loads to offer maximum freedom of movement and an extreme variety of exercises for every muscle group in the body. Tension-based weight training ensures continuous muscle engagement as it sustains the resistance even at the end of the motion. The height adjustment of the cable pulley gives the user maximum control over their workout. The resistance of the cable pulley is created either by loaded weight plates or incorporated weight stacks depending on the model of the all-in-one trainer.

 SMITH MACHINE

Most all-in-one trainers incorporate a Smith machine that uses guide rods and a supportive frame to provide a smooth and stable barbell movement. This way the user can focus on their lifting form, not having to balance and keep it steady. It’s a great choice for a targeted workout or for people new to weightlifting who want to practice on a safer system and develop a consistent lifting form before moving onto free weight barbell training. The Smith machines come with adjustable spotter bars that can be fixed at the desired height and enhance the safety during the workout session.

PULL-UP STATION

The all-in-one trainers feature multi-functional multi-grip pull-up stations that target different muscle groups in the upper body. Most all-in-one trainers integrate pull-up bars with multiple grip angles and widths enabling the user to perform variety of pull-up types and engaging many muscle groups in the upper body.

WEIGHT STACKS / RESISTANCE

The resistance for the weight training on an all-in-one trainer is usually provided by either Olympic weight plates alone or a combination of weight plates and weight stacks. The Olympic weight plates can be loaded onto the barbell, Smith machine or the pins connected to the cable pulley. Each of the resistance systems have its own advantages. While the fully weight plate operated resistance doesn’t require additional weight stacks making the whole system lighter, the resistance created by the weight stacks is easier, quicker, and more convenient to adjust, shortening the machine prep time.

ATTACHMENTS

One of the greatest strengths of the all-in-one trainer is its versatility. The base of the all-in-one trainers which includes a power rack, a cable pulley and a Smith machine alone provide an expensive range of exercises for a full-body workout. But with the additional attachments (majority of which are already included in the purchase) the training possibilities are truly limitless. There are two main categories of attachments for all-in-one trainers - the attachments for the machine itself and the attachments for the cable pulley. 

One of the greatest strengths of the all-in-one trainer is its versatility. The base of the all-in-one trainers which includes a power rack, a cable pulley and a Smith machine alone provide an expensive range of exercises for a full-body workout. But with the additional attachments (majority of which are already included in the purchase) the training possibilities are truly limitless. There are two main categories of attachments for all-in-one trainers - the attachments for the machine itself and the attachments for the cable pulley.

The attachments for the all-in-one trainer often include the dip attachment, landmine core trainer, low row foot plater and a leg press. The cable pulley can include attachments such as lat pull bar, Tricep rope, seated row handle, foot strap, short bicep/Tricep bar and the long bar. It’s important to check the specification of the chosen trainer to confirm which attachments are included with that specific model.

OUR TOP PICKS

  1. Inspire Fitness FT2 Functional Trainer
  2. Body Dynamic S109 All-In-One Functional Trainer
  3. Centr 3 Home Gym Functional Trainer
  4. Inspire Fitness SCS All-In-One Trainer
  5. Body Dynamic S122 All-In-One Functional Trainer

ALL-IN-ONE TRAINER ACCESSORIES

One of the most important accessories that are not included in the all-in-one trainer package are the weight plates. ROCKIT® Urethane Competition Bumper Plate, Swiss 150kg Olympic Colour Bumper Plate Set or ROCKIT® Urethane Weight Plates other chosen Olympic sized weight plates will be a crucial addition to your all-in-one trainer.

Depending on the model of the trainer the barbell may be included in the package or has to be purchased separately. Swiss Ferox 20kg Olympic Bar, ROCKIT® Olympic Premium Bar 7ft or ROCKIT® Premium Olympic Bar 6ft.

To ensure maximum comfort and safety during workout sessions, the all-in-one trainer should be installed on top of protective gym flooring such as Premium Gym Flooring Tile 20mm x 100cm x 100cm – Grey, you may also want to purchase X-Connect 20mm Corner Grey, X-Connect 20mm Ramp Grey and possibly some Stockz Rubber Gym Floor Cleaner.

To extend the variety of exercises even further, the all-in-one trainer can be combined with a bench, such as Inspire Fitness SCS Commercial Adjustable Bench + Leg Developer, ROCKIT® Elite Commercial Adjustable Bench, Inspire Fitness FID Commercial Adjustable Bench or Inspire Fitness Folding Adjustable Bench.

The training possibilities of the cable pulley can also be expanded with additional cable pulley attachments including Double Tricep Rope Cable Attachment and any of the MAG Grips.

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