Body-Solid S2CC Cable Column Review

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The primary pulley of a lat machine enables the performance of various pulley-related exercises, including high, low, and mid exercises. Built strongly with a sturdy frame, the Body-Solid S2CC is a commercial-grade machine that offers a commercial warranty.

The main attraction of this model is its provisioning of three different weight stacks, any of which could be chosen according to every individual’s requirements. Select among 160lbs, 210lbs, and 310 lbs, and below, is a detailed explanation of the 160lbs S2CC/1 model.

The key features of this unit include the provisioning of accessories such as D-handle, ankle strap, and short straight bar, a lifetime warranty on the frame, 3 years on bearings and hardware, 1 year on grips and cables, a 160lbs weight stack, and the provisioning to do 15+ exercises.

What We Like About

  • The key highlights of the S2CC model that attracts individuals include:
  • Strong and heavy commercial-grade construction
  • Sleek and elegant design
  • Ability to make 36 different pulley adjustments
  • A weight stack that’s 160lbs
  • Sturdiness is guaranteed as anchor points come drilled with the base plate
  • Weight plates are made of cast iron
  • Provisioning to upgrade weight stacks to 210 lbs or 310 lbs
  • Strong grip guaranteed with the support handles provided
  • High-level safety using front and top plastic guards
  • The mobile pulley can rotate up to 180 degrees
  • Challenging workout guaranteed as individuals can select from over 25 exercises.
  • D-handle with adjustable strap
  • Easy assembly and simple maintenance required
  • The warranty offered is admirable
  • The fitness machine comes with an ankle cuff
  • Besides the main unit, a straight bar is included
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What We Don’t Like

  • Absence of a lat pulldown bar
  • No ab harness included

Frame & Construction

One look at the machine, and we realize the heavy-duty construction materials and the 11-gauge steel tubing used.

Don’t worry about corrosion, as the bars and the frame are made with a corrosion-resistant grey paint finish.

Both the guide rods have chrome-plating, and the adjustable pulley is made of stainless steel material.

Made of durable thermoplastic material, the large guard at the front of the machine covers most of it. We only have a very small opening at the base to access and make adjustments to the weight stacks.

Another plastic guard protects the top of the machine, including the high pulleys and cable.

Though a heavy-duty machine, when assembled, the unit is not bulky in comparison to many other strength training systems.

Measuring 53 inches in depth and 58 inches in width, another 2 feet clearance space on either side and 3-4 feet clearance at the front is necessary to perform the exercises comfortably and correctly.

Standing tall, the unit’s top almost reaches 99″ from the ground. Hence, be cautious when setting up the machine in any room, as we need a ceiling height of at least 8.5 feet to install and use it.

The bars at the base are on small metallic plates that come with pre-drilled holes. Using the holes, we can secure the machine safely to the ground.

Weighing around 467.6 lbs, the machine provides maximum stability, negating the need to secure the unit to the floor.

Still, place the cable column over a rubber mat to avoid any damages to the flooring.

Weight Resistance

The Body-Solid S2CC machine is available with three different weight stacks, including 160lbs (72.5 kg), 210 lbs (95.25 kg), and 310 lbs (140.6 kg).

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The weight resistance provided in this model is 160lbs (72.5 kg), but it is always possible to upgrade the weight stacks to the other two weight ranges.

We call this model a commercial-grade unit not without genuine reasons—the weight plates are made of cast iron, guaranteeing stability instead of cement/plastic commonly seen in home gym models.

Such construction assures that the weight stacks last a lifetime.

Hence, the pretty high pricing of the Body-Solid S2CC model is understandable.

There are 15 weight plates provided with the weight stack, where each plate weighs 10 lbs (4.5 kg). The weight carriage individually weighs 10 lbs.

The weight in this machine is divided in half as the machine has a weight ratio of ½:1.

Taking 10 weight plates beside the carriage means that we have a total weight of 100lbs, and hence, the resistance offered by the unit is 55 lbs.

What Exercises Can You Perform on It?

Using the Body-Solid S2CC cable column, it is possible to perform over 25 exercises, and hence, activate various muscle groups.

So, for those interested in achieving a full-body workout, making use of this machine can fulfill your goals.

Some of the exercises that could be performed on the cable column include:

  • Shoulder Press
  • Bent-Over Row
  • One Arm Crossover
  • Bench Press
  • Pull Over
  • Upright Row
  • Shoulder Press
  • Ab Crunch
  • Standing Military Press
  • One Arm Pec Fly
  • Shoulder Shrug
  • Tricep Extension
  • Wide Grip Front Lat PullupSeated Bicep Curl
  • Close Grip Lat Pullup
  • Tricep Pressdown
  • Tricep Kickback
  • Leg Abduction
  • Squat
  • Glute Kick
  • Leg Extension
  • Oblique Bend
  • Squat
  • And many other exercises
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While these exercises could be performed using the machine, some of these require additional accessories that don’t come with the machine.

For instance, the wide grip lat pulldown needs a standard lat bar, and a bench press requires a bench.

Most seated exercises could be performed using any chair available in the house.

Assembly

The unit comes in two boxes that weigh much and hence, require the assistance of another individual.

A point of caution here, the unit must be completely assembled by us, and this might seem to be an excruciating task for many.

But, the task is not complicated and doesn’t take more than 3-4 hours to finish the complete assembly. The user manual also gives detailed instructions on the assembly process.

No tools are available with the package, and hence, be prepared with sets of Allen keys, two adjustable wrenches/a standard wrench set, and a Phillips screwdriver to get going with the assembly.

Maintenance

Every piece of fitness requires maintenance and the primary difference lies in whether the unit needs frequent or occasional maintenance.

For the Body-Solid S2CC model, maintenance mainly requires lubricating the guide rods of the weight stack and the guide bars of the mobile pulley to ensure that the unit operates smoothly.

It is necessary to lubricate the pulley frequently to maintain its optimal working. Besides this, also ensure to check the other parts are functioning properly with a thorough inspection.

The S2CC cable column machine is usable by individuals of different training levels and is suitable for use in commercial as well as a home gym.

Though the unit cannot be termed affordable to all, purchasing this piece of fitness unit provides great value for money.