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Weider Weider Total Body Works 5000

Designed for a complete workout, the new and improved Weider Total Body Works 5000 is perfect for both upper and lower anatomy exercises. It strengthens muscles and enhances flexibility. This Weider workout bench features an incline bench with wheels that can be adjusted to the desired position with the help of pulleys on both sides. By adjusting this bench, you can increase or decrease the weight resistance suitable to your body weight. This total body workout machine features a compact space-saving design that makes it the perfect allover exercise equipment for home use.
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Questions & Answers for Weider Weider Total Body Works 5000

Question

Does this machine come with a mat?

Does this machine come with an excercise mat to place it on?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
MrShadow
 - MI.
on Weider Total Body Works 5000
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
HoosierShopper4791
 - Indiana
answer 2
No
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
chisafin
 - Remus MI
answer 3
No. I had an old rug I put under it, but it does not come with its own mat.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
pdtvt
 - Vermont
answer 4
No, it does not come with a mat.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
kecsgal
 - Missouri
answer 5
Nope, no mat. But you can get by without one. If you have hard floors, it has rubber covers on all edges. If you have carpet, it works fine. May be a little more stable on a mat, but I use it just fine without.
answered 4 years ago
By
KyBoy2
 - Springfield, VA
answer 6
The machine has a padded exercise table, but not a separate mat. The padded table is comfortable.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
SeptemberLeaves
 - Puyallup, WA
answer 7
No it does not. You will have to supply your own. But who needs it. I have mine on a plywood floor!!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
FadedFreckles
 - Walhalla, sc
answer 8
This machine doesn't come with a mat.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
BrookeAtIcon
 - Logan, UT
Question

do the cords really make it harder. are they flimsy. is there a power cord or can one be added

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
nightowlmom
 - ohio
on Weider Total Body Works 5000
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can feel a difference with just one of the cords in use. The cords are well made and not flimsy.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
HoosierShopper4791
 - Indiana
answer 2
There are four cords
You can attach one or all four -
Depending on how much resistance you want
They are not flimsy- the cords
reminds me of the bungee cords
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
patant
 - North Carolina
answer 3
to areadya 10. there are 4 bungee cords on the end of the board you hook them on and they give you more resistance. you should have them too.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
nightowlmom
 - ohio
answer 4
What cords are you talking about? My gym came with only the attached pulleys.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Areadya10
 - Phoenix, AZ
answer 5
Yes, they make it much harder. I've had it almost a month now and still haven't even gotten to use them yet! You have 4 cords, and can use on 1, or 2, 3, or all 4. But you are going to wait a while before you are strong enough for this! LOL!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
sparkett
 - Hot Springs, AR
answer 6
The cords add resistance to it. And no there is no power cord.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
camarowoman1965
 - Columbus, MS
answer 7
There are 1 to 4 attachable bungee cords that do a good job of adding tension. I wouldn't have thought they would add much but they really do.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
amantiado
 - GA
Question

Does this product do anything for your stomach?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
crazyaj
on Weider Total Body Works 5000
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not specifically, no. But moving around on the machine to get into various positions does work your abs somewhat.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
NEJinPA
 - PA
answer 2
Yes, there are several exercises that allow you to work and tone your ab muscles.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
shophard71
 - Matteson, IL
answer 3
Although I feel it more in my back and arms, depending on the position, I feel it a lot in my stomach.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
cherrikay
 - Oscoda MI
answer 4
oh yeah...this machine works every part of your body...refer to the poster sent with machine
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
dixiepop
 - West Alexandria, Oh.
answer 5
Depends...

They won't suggest it, but I hang upside-down putting my feet in between the pull up bar area and lying on my back to do sit ups on the incline, works if you can do it. I also will hang from the pull up bars, back against it (normal) and do leg lifts with shoes for lower abs. Side to side obliques are possible with a slanted side sit, one side at a time. Also, I do pull downs, lying on back, pulling the cables down from over head, past chest, then push down and crunch, those work upper abs pretty solid.

I was a male gymnast through college, if those abs don't work just crank V-ups on the floor till you cant breath.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
24athlete7
 - IL
answer 6
yes, it does
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
truongson
 - newport news,va 23601
answer 7
There are exercises designed to target the stomach. I do crunches while I am on the bench.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
catlover1953
 - Danielsville,Ga
Question

How hard/easy is it to assemble?

Can someone with absolutely no mechanical know-how assemble this machine with no problems?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Weider Total Body Works 5000
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
three bolts attach the front "foot". two spring loaded pins release the telescoping main track and the front leg.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
FlashToso
answer 2
NO! I had issues! Stillnnot sure if it is right!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
WannaBeThinAndTone
 - Lexington,Ky
answer 3
Easy to assemble. In case the pins do not easily fit in the head assembly, simply rotate 180 degrees, or try switching the pins around.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
CampBigMike
 - Mountain City, TN
answer 4
3 bolts/4 pins very easy to assemble less than 5 minutes
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Hawk79
 - Texas
answer 5
yes this machine is very simple to put together had no problem at all
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
clips
 - new bern
answer 6
very easy...use 2 people to make it easier to open it up
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
bills2345
answer 7
Yes has step by step instruction
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Schartz
 - Dudley, NC
Question

How stable is this

Is it stable from side to side motion?also will it flip with you?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
steve1954
 - georgia
on Weider Total Body Works 5000
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
On a flat and hard surface it seems to be stable enough, but on a soft thick carpet it tends to sway a little.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
MrOptimist
 - Tucson, AZ
answer 2
It seems stable to me. I have not noticed any side to side wobble as I'm using it.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
genesis5521
 - Breed, Wisconsin
answer 3
I have not had it wobble on me or flip yet (I have had it for two months). I am 5'10" and weigh 190
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
SpiritWalker7
 - Kansas City
answer 4
Very stable.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
NEJinPA
 - PA
answer 5
i'm 5'6 185# i've sat on the side and done exer. ,( at the third notch from the top) put my feet up and hooked them ,to do sit ups and had no motion, or that i was in trouble of tipping over
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
retiredjt
 - luray,va.
answer 6
this gym is very sturdy. if you misuse it then perhaps one may end up on the floor. the maker of this product wouldn't sell a gym that would flip over.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
shoponlinemaniac
 - NY NY
answer 7
Steve,
The Total Body Works 5000 is very stable during all exercises. I'm 6'2" tall, weigh 250 lbs and don't have any trouble with balance or machine hanging up in any way. Only thing I had to do was open the box, attach a few parts and I was ready for action.
Found a few assy's that required tightening bolts with a open end wrench but that was all. Did it for my own assurance that the machine was secure. Great exercise machine for the money and doesn't take up alot of space.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
FitnessFan49
 - Binghamton, NY
Question

Instructions

Does this gym come with a video or book?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Jricci
on Weider Total Body Works 5000
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, but you can call customer service care 877-992-5999 and they will be happy to send you the exercise chart free of charge.
answered 1 year ago
By
Kat143
answer 2
No. But searching for exercises is easy. Just Google Total Gym exercises for chest, shoulders, legs, abs, ect. and you'll find plenty of exercises you can perform on this as well.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
AlyMay
answer 3
No only a booklet showing you how to put the machine together and a parts list.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
percy777
answer 4
It does not come with anything except the instructions to put it together, which is easy. My Husband went to the website for Weider and printed out a workout routine there. Hope this helps. . .
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
AlwaysTellingItLikeItIs
answer 5
No. That is the only issue I have regarding this equipment. I cannot find any information from Weider regarding a DVD or Exercise chart. But, there are charts and demos from Total Gym and this equipment is similar to the basic Total Gym.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Madamejoy
answer 6
It only came with instrutions for mine. I had to email the company for a exercise chart
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
medwards91
answer 7
No it doesn't. But you can find exercises on the internet.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Outdoorsman71
Question

Is this collapse-able?

Does it need to be taken apart to put away or can it collapse and reopen easily?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
peyton00000
on Weider Total Body Works 5000
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's relatively easy to put into storage mode, which is how it arrives. But, it is 79 pounds, so for me... it's going to stay up.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
ConsiderThis1
 - New Mexico
answer 2
Yes, it's easily collapsible, but it's still a pretty large piece of equipment, even collapsed. Will probably fit under bed easily though. It will collapse completely by pulling one pin. You may also have to compress the bench if you have stretched it out for taller users. Still, very simple to collapse and reopen.
answered 4 years ago
By
KyBoy2
 - Springfield, VA
answer 3
I haven't taken mine down because I use it everyday, but, my husband says it is collapsible and can be put away.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
SeptemberLeaves
 - Puyallup, WA
answer 4
Except for the foot plate and the handles, nothing comes off. One end flattens like an ironing board, and that is easy to do since gravity helps. The other end has to be pushed in while pulling a tension knob, and that is quite difficult without help.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
suemay1031
 - Pearl River, New YOrk
answer 5
It collapses just like a Total Gym. If trying to slide under a bed, you may have to first remove the footrest but it removes very easily. No other parts would have to be taken off to store in tight areas.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
MrDubois
 - Bonham, Texas
answer 6
All you need to do is pull the pins out of the handle bar and the foot bar. Taking those two off it collapses into a fairly compact piece.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
highschoolsweethearts
answer 7
Only 2 pieces need to be taken off to be folded down. It does fold down quite flat, but even folded is about 4 ft. long.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
NurseApril
Question

How does it slide?

I just got my total body works 5000.I have it put together but it won't slide.It looks like two pieces of black plastic are preventing the machine from sliding.Can someone help me with this? I have tried and read the manual and it won't tell me anything on why it won't slide.
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Timberlands
 - pac northwest
on Weider Total Body Works 5000
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
fully extend the legs. The pin on the back on the silver left tube needs to be pulled out and then pull the foot pad portion out. (all slides inside...)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
bone1977
answer 2
You have to pull out on the mid ball pin and slide the gray framing out of the black framing. Mine gave me a bit of a way to go as well. Lay your machine on it's side and it works easier.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
TxGulfBreeze
 - Corpus Christi, Texas
answer 3
I hope after a couple of months you have figured this out. If not, there is a knob underneath the bench. First, pull out the knob, then pull the bar attached to the knob either up or down while holding the silver pole that the bench slides on.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
MJ1980
 - Massachusetts
answer 4
Hi, I bet you've figured it out by now, but basically you have to release that little knob that's sort of underneath it and then extend the bottom part. I had to call tech support, and even at that I didn't get how to do it. My friend figured it out.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
ConsiderThis1
 - New Mexico
answer 5
Did you extend it out all the way?
It extends out for about 5 - 6 feet
when mine is extended fully then I
get the full effect of the slide
Hope this helps
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
patant
 - North Carolina
answer 6
The wedges are so it won't slide during assembly and shipping... Remove the plastic peices... lol
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Browerville, Mn.
answer 7
remove as much of the plastic as possible. Engage the long knob to the first position. Pull the short knob and hold it open while sliding the frame up. It might be a little difficult at first but will give way eventually. It might be better if another person could hold the short knob. Good Luck
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Gato77
 - New York
Question

My husband is 6'5". Will this accomodate him as well as me?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
StayAtHomeMomof3
 - Ohio
on Weider Total Body Works 5000
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm 5'6" and I would say being a foot taller would make this machine difficult to use for sure. Def. worth testing a similar one out at the store because I consider it a good machine for my size....
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
24athlete7
 - IL
answer 2
Depends. For all sitting or kneeling exercies, then yes it should. However for exercies requiring laying down on his back or on his abdomen he may find it hard to stay on the bench depending upon his torso length.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
HoosierShopper4791
 - Indiana
answer 3
no
Not 6"5
maybe 6'
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
patant
 - North Carolina
answer 4
We did end up buying this, and we, too, were surprised by how long it was fully extended. He can use it with no problems whatsoever.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
StayAtHomeMomof3
 - Ohio
answer 5
My husband is 6'9" and has just enough room to do the exercises, as long has he opts to lift his legs out of the way every once in a while- which helps tone his core :) I was really surprized with how long the tbw 5000 is when extended.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
mandi22
 - Durham, NC
answer 6
That's pretty tall. I think he could use it without I problem, but I am not positive. My husband is 6'0" and he can use it, no problem. My guess is it would work fine for yours.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Chopin87
 - Pleasanton, CA
Question

How is the overall quality of the cords, does the glide board work smoothly and quietly and are the wheels well made?

I'm trying to compare the Total Gym to this model. The TG is much pricier.
The TG has reviews that say the wheels are plastic. A few readers stated that they broke easily. I'm wanting a sturdy machine and would love to know what some actual owners think. Thanks so much!
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Jayn22
on Weider Total Body Works 5000
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Way better than the total gym. A friend has one and the TBW 5000 is way more sturdy for half the price.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
bone1977
answer 2
I can't compare this to a total gym as i've never owned one, but i am impressed with how well-built the weider machine is. I've owned alot of weider products and NEVER had a problem with any of them. The quality is very good on the Weider and I think it is a machine that will last.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Nick917
 - Pittsburgh
answer 3
This machine glides well but it is not quiet but not overly noisy either. You may have to bump the volume on your TV up a notch. I don't know much about the quality of TG but I can tell you that this machine is made very well and is extremely sturdy.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
chisafin
 - Remus MI
answer 4
this is sturdy. the wheels look like they will hold up.they are black. they look like the ones that are on the $1000 tg. the cheaper tg have the white plastic wheels .not good. they do break.it rolls pretty smooth. just a little noisy but not bad at all .this machine is very good quality. does the same but less expensive.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
nightowlmom
 - ohio
answer 5
The cords are very, very sturdy. I'm not sure what the wheels are made of. They sort of look like they're plastic, but if you tap them with your nail, it doesn't 'sound' plastic. The edges don't give indication of them being plastic. Personally, I don't think that you would be disappointed with this model. I think that the overall loudness of the operation depends on the user.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Powder Springs, GA
answer 6
As I state in my review the Weider design is solid. Differences can be seen in the Total Gym connect an dis connection of pulleys which can't be done unless you modify the Weider design. Took me all of 10 Minutes. Also the add ons available for Total Gym Sets keep expanding but I still don't see to many exercises that can't be duplicated with the less expensive Weider product. The Platform Board on the Total Gym is a bit wider and that's about all I can say.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
PracticalCommentor
 - Akron, Ohio
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