It’s very clear that the more money we spend on our Marcy Home Gym, the more value, and versatility we’re going to receive. From the least expensive Marcy Home Gyms to their most elaborately made machines, there is no doubt that the Marcy brand has made a name for itself in the world of home gyms. In this post, we’ll be sharing some of the best designed Marcy Home Gyms with you, while discussing the pros and cons of each one.
#4. Marcy MWM-990 150-Pound Stack Gym
If what we’re looking for is a machine to help us do all our basic workouts, the Marcy MWM-990 may just come across as our perfect solution. The MWM-990 is so small, so compact, yet so versatile for what it has to offer. The Marcy MWM-990 reminds me of a lot of the major resistance machines we see at the gym and is the perfect piece of equipment to come home to after a long day of work. Sure, it might not live up to the higher end Bowflex machines that offer nearly 100+ workouts, but is nevertheless, a sufficient piece of machinery (offering 30+ exercises) that will help us target and work on many of our primary muscle groups.
This particular Marcy Home Gym makes use of double pulley stations, similar to the Bowflex PR1000. But unlike the PR1000, the Marcy Home Gym does not use cable pulley stations for each and every exercise there is. Instead, the MWM-990 also features Dual Function Press Arms (for vertical butterfly’s & chest press), Preacher Curl Bicep Pad (for bicep curls), and a Lat Pulldown (for our back exercises).
The Marcy MWM-990 is a simple but effective machine with total weight resistance measuring up to 150-pounds, and of course, we can’t forget about the dual function developer that will give us a complete leg workout (for our quads, hamstrings, and glutes). If the Marcy MWM-990 doesn’t particularly fancy you, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Bowflex PR1000 – Both of them being solid pieces of home gym equipment!
Note – For a lesser version of the MWM-990, you can also check out the MWM-988.
#3. Marcy 200-Pound Stack Gym
Need a little more resistance in your life? This Marcy Stack Gym offers 200-pounds of resistance in contrast to our earlier model, only offering 150-pounds of total resistance. The seat pads are made of 2-inch thick high density foam material and is nearly similar in just about every aspect to the MWM-988 and 990 models. If you’re looking for the equivalence of the Marcy MWM-990 with an additional 50-pounds of resistance, this is your machine.
Some drawbacks to the Marcy 200-pound stack gym is that the seat is not adjustable and the cable pulleys aren’t the smoothest, but overall is a great home gym for those who are simply looking for an overall body workout. The Bowflex equivalent to this Marcy Gym would be the Bowflex PR1000 and PR3000, which you should check out as well!
#2. Marcy Combo Smith Machine
If we’re looking for a huge step-up in home gym quality and material, the Marcy Combo Smith Machine has it all, almost. With the exception of a preacher curl, the Marcy Combo Smith Machine literally has enough workout stations to provide us with our own mini-gym.
Here’s what it offers:
- Upper pulley system with steel aircraft cables.
- Pull-up bar.
- Smith machine for benches and squats.
- Removable bench for incline, decline, & flat bench press.
- Dual function press arms.
- Leg developer.
- Foot plate for seated rows.
- Storage posts to organize your plates.
Despite not having a preacher curl, the Marcy Combo Smith Machine does include a bottom pulley allowing us to work out both our lower body and biceps. Two double cross pulleys on either side also allow us to perform crossover workouts such as pec flies. The utility bench is also made of very high-quality and can either be used independently with our own set or pair of dumbells or, with the smith machine.
The biggest and most notable drawback to the Marcy Combo Smith Machine is the fact it does not come with any of the plates needed to complete the majority of its included exercises, which can be an investment in itself. If you need a set for your home, check out our favorite Olympic Weight Sets. (we recommend the VTX Black Rubber Grip).
#1. Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage With Linear Bearings
If you’re looking for the best possible home gym by the Marcy IMPEX brand, the Diamond Elite Smith Cage is where it’s at. There are some notable drawbacks depending on perception, such as the use of a smith machine over free weights and what not. But if this isn’t an issue, the Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage really goes out with a bang. Some notable features of this particular machine include:
- Dual Leg Developer.
- Dual Pulley Station System.
- Smith Machine With Linear Bearings.
- Bicep Preacher Curl.
- Pectoral Fly Station.
- Adjustable Sliding Track.
- Lat Bar, Triceps Handle, Shiver Bar, Ankle Strap, & Chrome Row Handle.
- Weight Plate Storage.
- Foot Plate.
The MD-9010G can otherwise be categorized as 3 different kinds of strength machines into 1, offering 100+ different exercises. This is the ultimate substitute and replacement to any kind of gym membership. Another primary drawback similar to the Marcy Combo Smith Machine is the fact it does not include any plates or a professional Olympic Weight Set, so that will also need to be purchased separately.
Otherwise, this is a fantastic machine that will literally work out and exhaust every part of our body. More importantly is the fact that it uses top-notch commercial grade material for the longest possible lasting durability. Also, check out our full review on the Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage.