The Weider X-Factor is a new door-mounted home gym. Weider Fitness has been around for years, and is well known for serious, high quality fitness equipment. We set one up a few weeks ago and have been using it at least every other day. This review is a run-down of the equipment, including what you get in the box, set up, and usage.
The Weider X-Factor mounts on virtually any door, which make it attractive to those without much space for a large home gym apparatus. The X-Factor provides 210 lbs of resistance, which is more than enough for a good home workout.
In the box, you receive the X-Factor (with 2 handles, 2 ankle straps, and 4 connection clips), an exercise chart, 3 DVDs, and a nutrition guide.
It is always nice to get good instruction materials with a piece of workout equipment. I liked the DVDs – very informative and professionally done. The wall chart is nice as well. I put it on the wall next to the door as a reference.
I played with the nutrition guide, which is computer-based (PC only) and found that it has good basic information. It is helpful, but with my personal background in fitness and nutrition, I probably won’t look at it again. I am sure that many will find it useful if interested in combining a nutrition plan with their XFactor workout plan.
Mounting the unit is very easy. It comes already assembled, so you are basically just hanging it on a door. You can leave it on the door if you like. If you are short on space and can not fit a larger home gym, the X-Factor is perfect. The convenience of having it on a door is really the number one reason to get one of these.
The components are all of good quality. I was a little concerned about the plastic pulleys, but when I took a close look at them, I am sure that they will not be a problem. The X-Factor comes with a lifetime warranty, which is way better than most exercise equipment in this price range.
I enjoyed the workout from with the X-factor. It is an extremely versatile piece of equipment on which you can do many different exercises. I’ve been using it for a while now and have not gotten board with it. The exercises are easy to do, but work your body hard. Weider claims that the X-Factor strengthens your core, which I can verify. Leg and are exercises are effective as well.
Bottom Line: If you have the space and money, get a full home gym. If you are looking an alternative that is does not take up a lot of space, but lets you get a great workout, then I recommend the X-Factor. I do think that the X-Factor is a bargain at around $100.
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