When it comes to getting down to hard and heavy strength training in your garage, you don’t want to muck around with gear that’s not up to the task. You need a beast of a home gym that’s (almost) as tough as you are! While there are a number of pretty solid home gyms that would claim to meet that need, few of them are as impressive as the all new G6 version of the Monster training system from Force USA.
The G6 is a top end model with a price point to match. However, it offers an all-in-one home full body workout solution that meets the needs of everyone, from beginner to advanced hardcore lifter. In this article we provide you with our own Force USA G6 review.
Force USA Monster G6 Specs
Assembled: 72" (W) x 63" (D) x 91" (H)
Interior Working Space: 36" (W) x 37" (D) x 85" (H)
Weight Rating: 450 kg (992 lb.)
The Force USA Monster G6 is an all-one home gym that includes a power rack, Smith Machine, chin up station, suspension trainer, attachments storage and band pegs. It also has a weight stack up to 220 pounds on each side.
8 Machines in One
The Force USA Monster Monster G6 combines 8 commercial gym machines into one compact unit. Here’s what you get:
- Power Rack
- Functional Trainer
- Smith Machine
- Vertical Leg Press
- Chin Up Station
- Dip station
- Core Trainer
- Suspension Trainer
- Low row station
What to Expect
Here’s what comes with your purchase of the Force USA Monster G6:
The power rack features a steel tube cage, along with cable units that attach to each of the 220-pound weight stacks. There are a number of attachments that come with the power rack. It should be noted, however, that the attachments in the Force USA rack range are not compatible across the entire range. The attachments for the Monster G6 are only compatible with the My Rack, not the G3 or the VersaRack Excel.
J-hooks are included in your purchase. They fit securely and provide a very safe, secure hold. You also get a pair of safety spotter arms. The upright holes are numbered to allow for ease of attachment or bar placement.
You can purchase an original dip bar attachment. However, this will not fit in every upright hole space; it will only attach on the side of the upright.
The Smith Machine portion of this gym is surprisingly easy to install. It comes with a weighted plate holder and runs very smoothly, so that there is not jerkiness as you go through a full range of motion. This unit features a cool safety feature that prevents you from going below a certain depth. This is great to get just the right depth on your squats.
The Smith Machine does feature numbering on the placement adjustment holes. A unique feature of the Smith Machine barbell is that it features two holes that are designed to take a leg press foot plate. This is currently being developed by Force USA and will be available as an optional attachment. That will allow you to perform the leg press exercise on your Smith Machine.
Chin Up Station
The Chin Up station is actually a multi grip pull up bar that provides you with a range of gripping options. It allows for standard, wide grip, close grip and neutral grip as well as angled and inside grip options. The machine weight rating also allows you to do muscle ups and kipping style pull ups.
In the middle of the chin up station you will find a suspension trainer hook. This allows you to attach a suspension training to prove a whole new dimension to your workout.
Westside Hole Spacing
The Monster G6 all in one provides you with what is known as Westside spacing on the bar adjustment uprights. This system provides you with two- inch spacings between the adjustment holes above and below the bench press zone. Through that area the spacing comes down to one inch to allow for more precise bar placement.
Pulley Cable Units
The Force USA Monster G6 comes with a pair of 220 lb. cable attached weight stacks, with a pulley ratio of 2:1. Each of them has a very user-friendly adjustment system that allows you to smoothly run the handle attachment from high to low. It features an outside handle for easy two handled adjustment (though you could do it with one hand).
Laser etched numbers on the inside of each of the pulley uprights make it easy for you to line up the pulleys. A barbell style handle can be attached between the two uprights to allow you to simulate free weight movements with the pulleys.
The range of motion on the pulley is very smooth and operates quietly. If you do notice any noise or sticking of any of the cables, you can simply spray the area with silicone.
The Force USA Monster G6 all in one comes with 440 lbs. of total weight by way of two 220 lb. weight stacks. The pin operation is smooth and the holes line up perfectly. The weight plates have color coded stickers so you can easily see what weight range you are lifting.
The Force USA G6 provides you with plenty of weight plate storage ability. This ensures that weights are not left lying around, which can easily become a safety hazard. You have a choice of top or bottom plate storage placement.
This unit also features two upright barbell storage housings, one on either side This is a nice feature that you don’t see on many home gyms. There is also an attachment storage rack.
Your purchase comes with a straight barbell attachment, along with a pair of stirrup handles to attach to the two cable units. You also get a rope attachment and a steel ‘V’ shaped triceps pushdown bar to attach to the cable units.
The Monster G6 comes with band pegs to allow you to add bands to your strength training exercises. They can be attached to your barbell, the Smith Machine or even the pulley cable attachments to allow for variable weight resistance across the whole gamut of exercise options.
Customers are raving about the Force USA Monster! Here are a couple of typical user reviews . . .
on Oct 05, 2016
Couldn't ask for a better machine
Let me just say this, the Monster Fitness G6 Combination Smith Machine is any gym buff's dream equipment. It's got everything I need: smith machine, power rack, chin up bar, core trainer, and storage holders. I can use it in a number of ways, depending on what I need and see fit. Thanks Gym and Fitness AU for the quick transaction. Looking forward to buying more equipment from your trusted online store.
on Sep 21, 2016
Its so great I'm beginning to think I don't deserve to have such machine inside my personal training studio. Man, I highly recommend this one!
The Force USA Monster comes with a lifetime structural warranty and a 390-day money back guarantee.
About Force USA
Force USA are an American company who manufacture out of Utah. They are a long established and well respected player in the gym market, and have a full range of equipment options for home and commercial use. They are owned and operated by Net Media Group LLC.
Should You Invest in a High Quality All-In One Home Gym?
That depends on what’s important to you and what sort of atmosphere you thrive in. For around fifty bucks a month, you could go to a commerical gym, where you’d have access to everything the Force USA Monster could do and a lot more besides. But that would involve the inconvenience of actually travelling to the gym. Then you’d probably find yourself frustratedly waiting around to use equipment. Of course, the money you spend on membership is a lost expense.
The beauty of having a home gym is that your full body workout is always on tap. You don’t have the hassle of travelling to a gym on a cold morning or figting with the rack for the bench press station during the after work gym rush. You will have a pretty hefty initial investment, but it is just that – an investment. Over a few years it will pay off in terms of saved gym fees – and then you will, in effect, be working out for free for the rest of your life!
In a perfect world, the Force USA Monster would be in the garage of every hardcore trainer out there. The reality is that the price point will be prohibitive for many people. However, if you’re a personal trainer, or have a light commercial fitness studio or gym, the Force Monster USA is a fantastic investment.
In terms of what you get with this beast of a machine, the price represents very good value. The bottom line here is, if your budget allows you to invest in the Force USA Monster, then we recommend green lighting this purchase. One thing is for certain – you’ll become the envy of all of your workout buddies!