Turn your REP power rack into a Functional Trainer with new Athena Side-Mount.
Nothing beats functional trainers when it comes to strength and resistance training. Their cables and weight stacks assure that the weight will not slip or cause injury to the user, and there is no need for a spotter when executing heavier lifts. With functional trainers, you get to work most of your muscle groups in the most comprehensive ways, and it also provides safe training for all age groups able to do resistance training.
Make your REP PR-4000 or PR-5000 rack a functional trainer:
Athena Side-Mount Functional Trainer – Overview
The Athena Plate-Loaded Side-Mount Functional Trainer is a low-key cable attachment that integrates into the side of your PR-4000 or PR-5000 series power rack. Additionally, it delivers a lower price point (and smaller footprint) than the Ares Attachment, which includes a lat pulldown and low row. Build your upper body and get in accessory and isolation work without needing space for a stand-alone unit with Athena Side-Mount.
The patent-pending Athena highlights a trolley that enables you to do cable work at any height on the upright and is lined with a unique plastic to cover them. The Athena highlights a 2:1 pulley ratio, which means 20lbs feels like 10lbs.
Athena Selectorized Side-Mount Functional Trainer
Each stack of the Athena Selectorized Side-Mount Functional Trainer weighs 170lbs per side (feels like 85lbs), with the selection to heighten each stack to 220lbs (feels like 110lbs). It highlights hot-rolled steel plates with a 3% tolerance and a magnetic pin for fast and effortless weight changes.
You can add bands to the merged band pegs on the base and head plate for added resistance up to a max of 540lbs. The Athena allows you to customize your rack’s functionality by picking either a left, right, or dual-sided setup. It weighs 258 lbs, has a weight stacks of 170 lbs, and a cable weight capacity of 550lbs.
Athena Plate-Loaded Side-Mount Functional Trainer
The Athena Plate-Loaded Side-Mount Functional Trainer weighs 87 lbs with a maximum capacity of 540 lbs that feels like 270 lbs. The Athena’s cables are made from high-quality, galvanized wire with a raw steel core, while the pulleys are made from robust aluminum.
The front pulleys have a 180-degree swivel for versatility when working outside the rack. The attachment comes with a urethane D Handle attachment and is compatible with various cable attachments. You can upgrade it to selectorized by a conversion kit (coming soon) that will supply the required elements to turn your 4000 or 5000 series Side-Mount Functional Trainer attachment into the selectorized attachment.
Athena Side-Mount Functional Trainer – In Summary
That’s our close-up look at the Athena Side-Mount Functional Trainer.
The Athena Plate-Loaded Side-Mount Functional Trainer allows you to build your upper body and get in accessory and isolation work without needing space for a stand-alone unit. This functional trainer is space-saving, has a patent-pending design, integrated band pegs, attachment versatilty, and quality pulleys and cables.
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