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What Exercises Can the Marcy Platinum Mp3500 Home Gym Do?

author image Jolie Johnson
Based in Austin, Texas, Jolie Johnson has been in the fitness industry for over 12 years and has been writing fitness-related articles since 2008 for various websites. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from the University of Illinois.

The Marcy Platinum MP3500 home gym allows you to do dozens of strength training exercises for your upper and lower body. The gym has an upright bench with adjustable pressing arms and a pectoral deck station. The leg attachment and leg-thigh machine with a rotating cam allow you to do numerous leg exercises. The MP3500 has a high and low pulley with a lat bar, shiver bar, single handle and ankle strap.

Leg Exercises

The leg attachment on the Marcy MP3500 allows you to do single- or double-leg leg extensions for your quadriceps muscles. Use the leg-thigh machine to do knee raises, hip abduction and hip adduction exercises. Attach the ankle strap to the low pulley to do standing or lying leg curls for your hamstrings and hip extensions for your gluteus muscle. Use the shiver bar on the low pulley to do squats and lunges.

Chest, Triceps and Shoulder Exercises

The Marcy MP3500 has a dual-function pressing bar. Use it to do standard chest presses, incline chest presses and overhead shoulder presses. The pectoral deck station isolates your chest with a fly movement. Target your side and front shoulder muscles by attaching the single handle to the low pulley and doing front and lateral raises. Hook the shiver bar to the ab pulley to do overhead triceps extensions or use the lat bar on the high pulley to do triceps pressdowns.

Back and Biceps Exercises

The lat bar hooks to the high pulley for lat pulldowns. Use a wide grip, close grip or underhand grip. Sit on the floor with your feet against the footplates and use the shiver bar on the low pulley to do seated rows for your back muscles. Attach the shiver bar to the low pulley to do bent-over rows or standing biceps curls. Use the single handle to do one-arm rows or one-arm biceps curls.

Core Exercises

The Marcy MP3500 system has an ab pulley with an ab strap for the seated crunch exercise. You can twist your shoulder toward the opposite knee and target your obliques with a twisting seated crunch. Lie on the floor with your head a couple of feet away from the low pulley. Hold the shiver bar to do weighted crunches or weighted twisting crunches on the floor. Lie on the floor with your feet facing the low pulley. Attach the ankle strap to do weighted reverse crunches.

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