Great for total-body workouts, power towers are staples in workout facilities, and are quickly gaining popularity in home gyms as well. Featuring four muscle-building stations, the power tower is an easy-to-use machine that builds your overall strength with the use of your body weight and gravity. The padded pull-up station builds your biceps and forearms, while the dip station targets your triceps, chest, and shoulders. At the bottom, a push-up station works your biceps, shoulders, and core. The VKR, or vertical-knee-raise station, isolates your core to help you build lean, sculpted abs.
Power tower workouts can easily be modified depending on the level of difficulty you desire. For the beginner, range of motion can be decreased by standing on a chair for dips and pull-ups, making the workout less of a challenge. The use of bands can also be looped under your feet to propel you upward, allowing momentum to work in your favor. For more advanced users, wearing a weighted vest during your power tower workout makes you work harder and ultimately increases your strength. Eastbay carries a great selection of power towers from adidas, Weider, and Apex, allowing you to decide which model is best suited for your workout.