Impex Marcy Platinum PM-3200 150 Lb. Stack Gym Reviews

Impex Marcy Platinum PM-3200 150 Lb. Stack Gym

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Impex Marcy Platinum 3200 Home Gym: It works!

May 2, 2010
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:inexpensive, works most body parts

Cons:bench doesn't incline, not a total workout

The Bottom Line: You can't beet this $300 home gym. It's a great starter gym or for people on a budget.


When we were building our home gym we looked at The Marcy Platinum PM-3200 150 lb. Stack Gym. I have looked at it and used it several times since then at the request of a friend. We did not end up with a home gym but with the withthehttp://www0.epinions.com/review/Weider_Pro_265_Bench_Model_epi/content_469629505156.

The basics:

The Marcy 3200 weighs about 200 pounds. It has a 2-year limited warranty and measures 62 inches by 41 inches by 81 inches. The height was a deal breaker for us since our ceiling is not that high.

You will get:

A leg attachment, which is fixed on the machine.

A lat tower, with a lat bar. This lat bar is curved so it can easily double as a bar for triceps.

A short bar which can go on the top cable if you wish to do triceps work on it or the lower cable where you can sit on the floor and do rows for your back.

You can also buy attachments such as a handle if you want to do one armed dumbbell curls.

Marcy Platinum uses cables. That means that the lat bar, the chest press, the leg extension and anything else works from a cable. You’ll get 150 pounds of weight. You can add to this by buying small “bricks” of various weights.

A closer look:

The pros

Marcy 3200 is inexpensive coming in at $300! That sounds almost too good to be true.

Although it is tall the profile is small and doesn’t take up a whole lot of room.

I found the cable to be smooth and quiet. Whether I was doing lat pull downs, the chest press, or leg curls, for this type and price I was totally satisfied. It is not perfect but it will work for many people looking to get in a basic workout and who are on a budget.

I think the 3200 is very sturdy. Unlike many home gyms I wasn’t easily able to move it or push it over.

The padding is thick and comfortable. The seat is wider in the front making it comfortable for my legs. At the widest it measures 15 ½ inches.

The back padding is super comfortable and comes in at about 23 inches high.

The preacher curl pad is very thick as well. You can use the short bar for preacher curls or if you have a set of barbells then that would be great.

The seat is adjustable in terms of height.

There is virtually no taking off and putting on anything, i.e. the preacher curl pad doesn’t come off in order to do leg extensions/curls.

The cons

You do not have many leg options. In fact you really just can do leg extensions. I would recommend buying an ankle strap which will give you a whole lot more leg exercises. You might want to buy a pair of dumbbells at some point so you can do lunges.

The bench is fixed at upright. The gap between the seat and the back doesn’t bother me but for those of you who want a flat bench in a home gym you won’t get it.

The bench press seated option goes forward – you can’t lie down so it is limiting.

The leg extension only has two foam rollers. That is adequate but you will find four or even six on more expensive gyms.

I had a bit of trouble on several occasions (So I think it is the machine rather than this machine.) getting the pin into the weight. I have to juggle it a bit. Having said that I have found that in commercial equipment as well.

My final thoughts:

Please check with your doctor if you are new to exercising or have any medical conditions. Also please keep your children away from fitness equipment.

I think this machine’s target audience can be almost anyone except an elite athlete. I wouldn’t buy it if you have four teenagers and six people will be using it three times a week.

There isn’t a whole lot to break. The cables are sturdy and will certainly last for as long as $300 is expected to. You are missing exercises such shoulder work and hamstring exercises but just about everything else is covered. You will have to do abdominal work on the floor since there is no ab strap that more expensive machines have.

Given the price for what this is I'm giving it 4 stars.

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