The Powertec Multi System takes multi gyms to a whole new level. This is a serious gym for serious weight training and Brad goes through techniques and variations on how to get the most out of this great value piece of gym equipment. Unlike other multi gyms, the Powertec Multi System is not a limited to weight stack. You can bench press and squat up to 500lbs. So this makes one mean home gym.
This is the 3rd exercise Lee performs in his home gym chest workout. Here he goes back to the Powertec Multi System and does a flat leverage bench press.
You will notice that Lee does not have the bench perfectly flat. Due to the position of the leverage point when the bench is perfectly flat, the movement is more like a decline bench press. Having the bench on slight incline brings the movement into a traditional flat bench exercise - hope all that makes sense! Anyway the best way to get used to the machine is to just jump on it and get a feel for each movement. Really concentrate..
Here is Dr Ron's Power Matrix 3rd Principle demonstrated on the Powertec Multi System leverage bench press.
The beauty of this type of training is that you get an intense muscular workout but without over loading the joints. You only can lift a fraction of the weight you could lift in traditional set and rep formats. As I get older I find my joints simply can't take the load they once could. You still should train heavy, but not as frequently as you did when you were younger. So these Matrix workouts are a great way to add variety to your workouts and give your joints..
See Lee Priest blast his chest on the Powertec Multi System doing incline bench press.The best lesson you can learn from this video is how Lee performs this exercise with perfect form. He has handling massive weight but doing full and controlled reps. If you ca't control the weight then you are using too much!
This is the first video of a complete chest workout Lee does on his Powertec home gym set up.
We have been meaning to expand on our Powertec and Ironmaster gym equipment videos for a while now. The old videos have been and still are great, and have a following worldwide now. So when we decided to update them we thought we would do something special for our loyal customers.
If you are going to get some weight training tips for training in your home gym, you might as well get them from the best. So we have enlisted the help of our good friend Lee Priest to do some videos of his workouts in his preparation for his upcoming return to the bodybuilding stage. These videos w..
Here is just a teaser of the Matrix system Dr Ron Laura is working on for the Powertec Multi System. I will have to give this a go myself. BEWARE you do not need a lot of weight. Do not underestimate the power of the Matrix! As you can see the Powertec Multi System is perfect for Matrix style workouts.
Here is another great back exercise for the Powertec Multi System. If your back is still recovering from a heavy squatting session, this a great way to hit the back muscles when your lower back is still a bit tender.This video was shot on the Powertec LeverGym, however the movement on the Powertec Multi System is the same.
I find the best position to perform this exercise on the Powertec Multi System is to but the bench press arm on the lowest hole and set the bench on a steep incline. I don't get full range of motion but it makes it easy to pick the bench press arm up. I like ..
Here is another advanced back exercise that you can add periodically to your back workout on the Powertec Multi System.
As with all advanced techniques, if you are just starting out at weight training please refer to the videos on the basic exercises like the lat pulldown, rows etc.
A lot of people ask if the Powertec Multi System has a pec dec - well this video will show you why you do't need one!
I will always remember what Brad said when I asked him about flys and pec decs. He said "you do't need to worry about that s#@t unless you have a chest!" And when Brad means a chest he means a well developed chest - not a pair of man boobs. So the moral of the story is if you do't have set of rock hard pecs just keep hitting the bench press.
Here is a great way to up the intensity in your lat workout on the Powertec Multi System. You do't have to do it every workout, just when you are feeling strong and want to take it to the next level.
One of the things that put people off training in a home gym is that they wo't have enough exercises for each body part. Hopefully these videos demonstrate that there are several ways that you can perform the same exercise to get the required variety into your weight training. You do't need a room full of gym equipment - just use your imagination!! If you get stuck ju..
The Leverage Lat Pulldown on the Powertec Multi System is one of the best movements for isolating the lats. Here are some advanced techniques that will progress your lat development.
This video demonstrates how the Powertec Multi System can be used for advanced physique training. You have a great exercise - lat pulldown - that will develop the bulk of the lat muscle. Then when look to target specific areas, the Powertec Multi System has these little variations that can help you continue developing your physique.