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AlphaFit releases new line of Australian-made plate loaded strength equipment

AlphaFit releases new line of Australian-made plate loaded strength equipment
November 25, 2021

Commercial gym equipment manufacturer AlphaFit has released its new Core Smith Machines, an innovative and multi-functional range of plate loaded strength equipment.

Featuring a modern and sleek aesthetic with outstanding design and safety features, the Australian-made Core Smith Machines offer users an enhanced strength training experience.

Providing, as with traditional smith machines, a safe and effective way to conduct a variety of movements including overhead presses, squats, bench presses, bent-over rows, deadlifts, floor presses, hip thrusts and lunges, AlphaFit has incorporated a myriad of functional extras ensuring interaction with these machines is new, exciting and extremely beneficial.

The range offers two different steel frames: a 0° vertical frame suited for gathering anthropometric data and force pad testing, and a 7° tilted frame, ergonomically designed to follow the body’s natural movements for pressing or squatting.

These reimagined smith machines welcome users with an open walk-through design. With a total machine height of 2.6m, each has been engineered specifically for a 95th percentile male to conduct overhead presses with full extension. This capability was requested by industry experts and ensures AlphaFit's range of Core Smith Machines are the first to market catering to the requirements of tall athletes.

In another pioneering first within the Australian fitness industry, the new line features the unique options of a Top Stop and a Lockout feature. The Top Stop provides the ability to set a top limit for the barbell or temporarily lock the bar at a set height. While the Lockout provides the ability to 'lock out' or hide the catch racking system allowing free, uninterrupted motion of the barbell.

Placing safety at the forefront, the new line incorporates the additional built-in safeguards of HDPE lined stops, backlit numbered position identifiers for the barbell and safety stops, height adjustable drop stop settings and a covered cable tower to protect users from all the internal moving parts.

The stainless-steel catch has 32 racking positions in 60mm increments across a 1970mm barbell travel range, offering secure nesting of the bar with finer adjustment than many other machines on the market.

The two adjustable drop stop trolleys can be set at 33 different height settings in 60mm increments. This feature removes the need for a spotter and ensures each user will find a safe and comfortable base position for their lowest range of movements.

Built for all day use in commercial gyms, the Core Smith Machine’s welded frame is fabricated from heavy duty gauge steel, features a counterweighted 10kg solid steel barbell, and has a maximum load capacity of 300kg of weight. The structural strength and safety traits of the AlphaFit Core Smith Machines provides the user with greater stability and peace of mind to perform under the heaviest loads without risk of injury.

Advising that the Core Smith Machines are a worthy investment for any commercial gym environment or high-performance training facility, AlphaFit founder and owner, Jamie Montesalvo explains “the Core Smith Machines deliver wide-ranging benefits to both beginners and elite lifters from developing strength, to helping them achieve correct posture when lifting and greater targeting of muscle groups.

“A staple in any commercial gym, the AlphaFit Core Smith Machines will elevate the strength training experience for any facility with their functionality, versatility, and modern design.

“Proudly Australian made in our Gold Coast facility and available in your choice of 13 standard colours, the AlphaFit Core Smith Machines can be customised with branded laser cut or stacked logo braces, and can be upgraded to include unique Top Stop and Lockout features.

Click here to contact AlphaFit via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

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