Gold’s Gym XR55 Reviewed and Rated
A home gym is a very versatile tool that can help you work on your body in many different ways. One machine usually has multiple attachments and add-ons which work like a lot of equipment you would usually find in a gym, and they are usually not so pricey considering what they do. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on one though unless you’re a seasoned athlete that really needs everything a home gym can offer. The Gold’s Gym XR55 is a versatile and affordable gym that can make many users happy, so read on and discover whether it has what you need!
Great construction, very sturdy steel frame
Comfortable foam seat and backrest with durable, vinyl upholstery
Six workout stations
Adjustable seat, backrest, and preacher curl pad
Over 36 exercises
Weight cannot be upgraded
Weighs 300 pounds
The XR 55 is not very large, but it's still going to take up some room. The footprint is 77″L x 43″W, and it's only six foot tall, which is much less than some standard home gym machines. You can fit it in a room that has a seven-foot ceiling with ease, but it's a better idea to find a spot that has more ceiling room, as you will need it to properly perform exercises on it. The XR 55 can support up to 300 pounds, making it a good fit for both beginner and intermediate users. Advanced fitness enthusiasts might find the support lacking, but the frame construction is very sturdy so the machine might be able to support a few extra pounds. The user height limit is 6'3", and if you're any taller than this, you will feel cramped, and won't be able to do some of the exercises correctly.
The XR55 has nylon pulleys. The ball bearings are steel, and so are the shells, improving security and stability. The ball bearings are industrial grade, and they are sealed, so they will last for a very long time, improving the durability of the XR55. The cables of the Xr55 are steel, and although they are rated at 330 pounds, they can support much more, but you won't have enough weight available to test them out.
The seat and the backrests are thick and durable. The upholstery is made out of vinyl, stitched together properly so it can survive a lot of wear and tear damage. The upholstery is black and gold in color. The foam is about one inch thick, which is just thick enough to give support without being too uncomfortable. The preacher curl attachment has the very same upholstery and foam thickness. The backrest and the seat can be adjusted in three different ways, giving you new ways to exercise. The backrest cannot be placed horizontally though, so don't expect it to work as a standard adjustable bench. The curl pad can also be adjusted into three different positions. It can be moved up or down, but the angle cannot be changed. The fly bars and the single-leg attachment also have foam used to improve comfort.