Force USA All-In-One Trainers Reviewed

Force USA All-in-one Trainers reviewed

Are you looking to improve your strength and overall health? Do you want to maximize your bodybuilding efforts? Are you a gym owner and you’re looking to add new equipment to your facility for your clients to use? Whatever the case may be, you should seriously consider looking into Force USA, one of the leading manufactures of all-in-one trainers.

What is Force USA? What kind of equipment do they offer? Keep on reading to find the answers to these questions and more. 

About Force USA

Force USA was established in the early part of the 21st century. Their main goal was to create innovative, reliable, easy to use, and effective weight training equipment at prices that won’t break the bank.

Powered by the core belief that everyone is entitled to build their strength, improve their health, and enhance their overall happiness. What started as a small operation in the United States, Force USA now operates in more than 25 countries. 

The manufacturer is dedicated to designing and developing premium-quality, cutting-edge strength training equipment, for both home and commercial use.

The company is owned and operated by Net Media Group, LLC, who is also the official distributor of Force USA all-in-one strength training equipment in North America.

Force USA All-In-One Gyms was once known as Force USA Monster All-In-One Gyms. They recently rebranded, and with that rebranding, they dropped the term “Monster” from their name. 

Force USA All-In-One Gym Reviews

The All-In-One trainers offered by Force USA are referred to as their “G-series” machines. They offer several different options, including the G3, G6, G9, and G12. 

What are the Force USA G-Series Machines? What sets them apart from other all-in-one training equipment? Who are they ideal for? Is there anyone who should avoid using them? What’s the difference between the four G-Series all-in-one trainer models? Below, we’ll answer these questions and more so that you can determine if one of these pieces of equipment is the right choice for your home or gym. 

Force USA G6 vs G12 vs G20

What is the Force USA G-Series? 

A mix between a functional trainer and a rack, the G-Series from Force USA can be equated to the functional trainer category of equipment. That’s because the G-Series is designed and built on the traditional functional trainer system.

With that said, however, the Force USA G-Series machines provide way more than a traditional functional trainer. In fact, the G-Series can be better described as an “all-in-one gym”. 

What is a functional trainer, anway? 

So, what exactly is a functional trainer? If you’ve never heard of one or used one before, here’s a breakdown of this all-in-one gym strength training equipment. 

  • In the most basis terms, a functional trainer is a single piece of gym equipment that is outfitted with two cable pulley columns, and the height of these columns can be adjusted. 
  • The cable pulley columns are about usually about 3 to 5 feet apart. While the columns can be further apart, if they are, it’s likely a piece of machinery that is known as a “cable crossover”. 
  • The equipment features a plate-loaded system or a weight stack system, which is used to add resistance. 
  • Typically, there’s a chin-up bar located on the top of the equipment. 

Functional or “all-in-one” trainers are named for the type of training that they provide: functional training. 

What is functional training? In regard to strength building or physical therapy, it describes resistance exercise that encourages sports-specific or everyday movements. The gains in strength that are achieved from these types of exercises result in enhance performance in the movements or activities that are simulated.

The sports-specific and everyday movements can take place in one of three planes of motion, including: 

  • Transverse
  • Sagittal
  • Frontal 

Additionally, some of the movements that take place happen on two or even on all three planes of motion. In terms of functional training, when compared to fixed-path resistance machines, a functional trainer offers more variety and efficacy. 

With all of that said, it should be noted that functional training isn’t the only type of resistance training you should engage in; however, using one of these machines and engaging in the activities that they allow for are definitely a great way to increase your muscle mass, strength, and overall fitness and health. 

Force USA G-Series Compared to Other Types of Functional Trainers

There are a lot of functional trainers on the market, but most of them are outfitted with just the cable power component, and some may also feature a chin-up bar. At best, they’re considered “basic” functional trainers, which may be suitable if functional training is all you’re looking to do. 

At one time, basic functional trainers may have been well and good, as they were really all that was available; however, the market has certainly improved in recent years. Weight lifters and body builders started expressing interested in more than just cable columns; especially if they were going to commit to brining such a bulky piece of machinery into their gym or home. 

Force USA took the interests of weight lifters and muscle builders into consideration and heeded their desire for more than just cable columns and maybe chin-up bars. Their answer was the G-Series, which is founded on the basic functional trainer, but it takes things up a notch and offers more than just a pair of cable columns and chin-up bars.

The Force USA G-Series brings together several workout stations in one piece of equipment to offer a real all-in-one strength training gym. 

The Force G-Series stations vary a bit from model to model; however, each model offers all or most of the following elements: 

  • A functional trainer
  • A smith machine
  • A power rack (which is really a half rack, but the manufacturer describes it as a “power rack”)
  • A dip station 
  • A multi-grip chin-up bar
  • A core training station/ landmine
  • A low row station
  • A leg press machine
  • A suspension trainer 

Users of any of the G-Series models from Force USA can engage in all of the primary lifts, as well as several other workout variations – hundreds of variations are possible, in fact, depending on your creativity. It is for these reasons that the G-Series models from Force USA is more than just a functional trainer, but rather, it’s truly an all-in-one gym. 

An Overview of the Force USA G-Series Features and Specs

As mentioned, Force USA offers four different G Series models, including the G3, G6, G9, and G12. While all of these models have the same basic design and function, there are some noticeable differences between each model. Below is an outline that highlights the features, technical specs, and cable accessories that are included with each of these four models. 

Comparison of Features:

G3 Series

  • Plate-loaded functional trainer
  • Non-counterbalanced smith machine
  • No dip station 
  • Multi-grip chin-up bar
  • Optional skinny/fat straight chin-up bars
  • Landmine/core trainer
  • Optional leg press
  • No dedicated low row station 
  • No suspension trainer ring
  • Optional stability bar/pad
  • No calf station 
  • No versa pad
  • Band peg holes
  • Weight storage
  • Barbell storage
  • Accessory storage
  • Bolt-down capability 
  • Designed for in-home use

G6 Series

  • Selectorized weight stack functional trainer
  • Non-counterbalanced smith machine
  • Dip station 
  • Multi-grip chin-up bar
  • No straight chin-up bars
  • Landmine/core trainer
  • Leg press
  • No dedicated low row station 
  • Suspension trainer ring
  • No stability bar/pad
  • No calf station 
  • No versa pad
  • Band peg holes
  • Weight storage
  • Barbell storage
  • Accessory storage
  • Designed for home use

G9 Series

  • Plate-loaded functional trainer
  • Smith machine
  • Dip station 
  • Multi-grip chin-up bar
  • No straight chin-up bars
  • Landmine/core trainer
  • Leg press
  • Dedicated row station 
  • Suspension trainer ring
  • No stability bar/pad
  • No calf station 
  • No versa pad
  • No band peg holes
  • Weight storage
  • Barbell storage
  • Accessory storage
  • No bolt-down capability 
  • Designed for commercial use

G12 Series

  • Selectorized weight stack functional trainer
  • Counterbalanced smith machine
  • Dip station 
  • Multi-grip chin-up bar
  • No straight-up chin-up bars
  • Landmine/core trainer
  • Leg press
  • No dedicated low row station 
  • Suspension trainer ring
  • No stability bar/pad
  • No calf station 
  • No versa pad
  • No bang peg holes
  • Weight storage
  • Barbell storage
  • Accessory storage
  • No bolt-down capacity 
  • Designed for commercial use

*It’s important to note that dip handle attachments are currently being worked on for the G3 and will be available as an optional accessory in the near future. 

Comparison of Technical Specs:

G3 Series

  • 87 inch external height
  • 80 inch external width
  • 55 inch external depth 
  • 85 inch internal height
  • 44 inch internal width 
  • 43 inch internal width on the smith machine area
  • 34 inch internal depth 
  • 2 inch by 2 inch upright tube size
  • 992 pound rack weight rating
  • 771 pound smith machine weight rating 
  • 771 pound chin-up station weight rating
  • 2,000 pound cable tensile strength
  • 2:1 pulley weight ratio
  • Plate-loaded weight stacks 
  • Westside 1 inch to 2 inch hole spacing
  • 50 J-hook/ safety spotter holes
  • 22 pulley height settings
  • 340 pound unit weight

G6 Series

  • 91 inch external height
  • 72 inch external width
  • 63 inch external depth 
  • 85 inch internal height
  • 41 inch internal width
  • 34 inch internal depth 
  • 2 inch by 2 inch upright tube size
  • 992 pound rack weight rating
  • 771 pound smith machine weight rating
  • 771 pound chin-up station weight rating
  • 2,000 pound cable tensile strength 
  • 2:1 pulley weight ration 
  • 2 by 221 pound weight stacks 
  • 3.75 inch hole spacing
  • 16 J-hook/safety spotter holes
  • 19 pulley height settings
  • 940 pound unit weight 

G9 Series

  • 90 inch external height
  • 79 inch external width
  • 58 inch external depth
  • 89 inch internal height
  • 48 inch internal width
  • 43 inch internal smith machine width 
  • 34 inch internal depth 
  • 2 inch by 2 inch upright tube size
  • 992 pound rack weight rating
  • 771 pound smith machine weight rating
  • 771 pound chin-up station weight rating 
  • 2000 pound cable tensile strength 
  • 1:1 pulley weight ratio
  • Plate-loaded weight stacks 
  • 3.75 inch hole spacing
  • 16 J-hook/safety spotter holes
  • 16 pulley height settings
  • 540 pound unit weight

G12 Series

  • 90 inch external height
  • 79 inch external width
  • 49 inch external depth 
  • 89 inch internal height
  • 48 inch internal width
  • 43 inch internal width at the smith machine area
  • 34 inch internal depth 
  • 2 inch by 2 inch upright tube size
  • 992 pound rack weight rating
  • 771 pound smith machine weight rating
  • 771 pound chin-up station weight rating
  • 2,000 pound cable tensile strength
  • 1:1 pulley weight ration 
  • 2×210 pound weight stacks 
  • 3.75 inch hole spacing
  • 16 J-hook/safety spotter holes
  • 16 pulley height settings
  • 950 pound unit weight 

Included Accessories:

G3 Series

  • J-hooks 
  • Safety spotter arms
  • No metal stirrup handles
  • Nylon stirrup handles
  • No adjustable nylon stirrup handles
  • No cable crunch attachment
  • Ankle strap 
  • Long straight bar
  • Triceps rope
  • No triceps v-bar handle
  • Long cambered bar
  • Close grip row handle
  • Short straight bar
  • No short angled bar
  • No sports handle
  • No lat pulldown bar
  • No saw tooth bar
  • No hammer grip bar
  • No lat pulldown knee pad
  • Optional lat pulldown seat
  • Landmine/core trainer
  • T-bar row handle for landmine
  • Band pegs
  • 25mm spring collar
  • 50mm spring collar
  • 15-link chain
  • No extension chain 
  • No cup holder

G6 Series

  • J-hooks 
  • Safety spotter arms
  • Metal stirrup handles
  • No nylon stirrup handles
  • No adjustable nylon stirrup handles
  • Cable crunch attachment
  • No ankle strap 
  • Long straight bar
  • Triceps rope
  • Triceps V-bar handle
  • Close grip row handle
  • Short straight bar
  • Sports handle
  • Lat pulldown bar
  • Lat pulldown knee pad
  • No lat pulldown seat
  • Landmine/core trainer
  • T-bar row handle for landmine
  • Exercise chart 
  • Oly-lock collar
  • 50mm spring collar
  • Extension chain 

G9 Series

  • J-hooks
  • Safety spotter arms
  • Nylon stirrup handles
  • Long straight bar
  • Triceps rope
  • Lat pulldown bar
  • Lat pulldown knee pad
  • Landmine/core trainer
  • T-bar row handle for landmine
  • Exercise chart
  • Oly-lock collar
  • Spring collar
  • Extension chain

G12 Series

  • J-hooks
  • Safety spotter arms
  • Nylon stirrup handles
  • Long straight bar
  • Triceps rope
  • Lat pulldown bar
  • Lat pulldown knee pad
  • Landmine/core trainer
  • T-bar row handle for landmine
  • Exercise chart
  • Oly-lock collar
  • 50mm spring collar
  • Extension chain pair

Skinny Yoked Summary

As you can see, the Force USA G-Series collection offers some of the most robust, thoughtfully designed, all-in-one gym solutions. Whichever model you choose, you can be sure that you’ll get a killer workout. 

All-in-one gyms are more popular and more important today with the current predominance of work-from-home culture around the world. These G-series all-in-one trainers from Force USA are compact and essentially bring an entire gym to your house or apartment or garage.

Sure, you could buy your equipment piece-by-piece, and that can allow you to be more specialized trainers but will also require a significant amount of square footage to accommodate it all. Bench presses, power racks, cable machines.. they all have large footprints.

Force G-Series trainers combine all of those things into one tidy package that can easily fit in a standard 132 square foot bedroom, or a basement/garage corner, making it an ideal space saver.

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