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Inspire Fitness SCS Workout Bench Demonstration Review

I've made a few reviews and demo videos about Inspire Fitness products, so far mainly focusing on their FT2 Functional Gym which I absolutely love and recommend if you're looking for something that can fit even in smaller rooms yet give you a gym quality full body workout. You will spend a bit of money up front on the Inspire FT2 Functional Trainer but you'll save a lot of travel time not heading to the gym along with cost savings on gym membership fee's.

In this video review / demonstration I focus in on the Inspire SCS Adjustable Workout Bench with the addition of two add on accessories, the Leg Extension Attachment and the Preacher Curl Attachment, both kind of self explanatory. The Inspire Fitness SCS Bench along with both add on accessories are made to work with the Inspire FT2 and tie into the weight stacks but you can use the Inspire Fitness SCS Bench on its own with standard weight plates for the leg attachment and either dumbbells or other free weights for the SCS Bench and Preacher Curl Bar if you choose to.

Since I own the Inspire Fitness FT2 System I demonstrate some of my favorite exercises in this YouTube video using only Inspire Fitness equipment.


Inspire Fitness SCS Bench Review on the way...

I have owned the Inspire Fitness FT2 Functional Gym for some time now and I've made a bunch of videos showcasing the FT2. I get a lot of feedback and questions about the FT2 Functional Gym and can honestly say I've sold a bunch of them for Inspire with no sales commision expected on my end. So it was really nice when Inspire reached out to me and offered to send me their SCS Workout Bench which is designed to work inline with the FT2.

The Inspire SCS Workout Bench when using the Leg Extension add on can even hook into the weight stacks on the Inspire FT2, so no additional weights are required. Inspire sent me their Leg Extension and Preacher Curl attachments so look forward to my full review where I will be showcasing this new setup and enhancement to my Inspire FT2 System.


Train Everything Everyday Progress Update with Workout

I have been training every body part 5 days per week now for almost a month, well actually 3.5 weeks and I figured it was a good time to talk about how it is going so far. I plan to train this way for a good 2 months before I come to any solid conclusions but since I am near the midway point I can at least comment on how everything is going so far.

One of my big concern was overload on my body? Mainly in my joints an ligaments. I am not so worried about muscle soreness since I kind of like being a little soar anyway :) So far my joints are about the same as when I do traditional splits, most likely because at the end of the day I am breaking up about the same workload but with my train every day approach the workload is just spread out more evenly.

I do notice that after my 5th day of training I am pretty much beat and really need my 2 days off to recover. My workouts have been a little bit longer now that I am training every body part each day workouts but when I was doing split workouts I was also training 6 days per week so the workouts would be a little shorter.

In terms of strength and muscle gain which is one of the main goals in trying this approach out, it is a bit soon to really tell but I am making small incremental improvements but this may be simply a result of me getting to the new style of workload and order in which I am doing my exercises.

I will follow up again once I have 2 month under my belt and let you all know how this method of training works or doesn't work...


Full Week of Workout Videos - Saturday Shoulders and Calves Accessory Home

43 minutes - 497 Calories - Average Heart Rate 138 - Max Heart Rate 163.
Location: Home Gym

Light first sets instead of doing a warmup

  • Shoulder Press using Total Gym x2 sets (Shoulders)
  • Shoulder Side Raise using Total Gym x2 sets (Side Delts)
  • Shoulder Rear Raise using Total Gym x2 sets (Rear Delts)
  • Shoulder Front Raise using Total Gym x2 sets (Front Delts)
  • Dumbbell Shrugs x4 sets with 85 lbs per side (Traps)
  • Single Leg Calf Raises x9 sets incremental weight up and down (Calves)
  • Cable Rope Ab Crunches x3 sets (Abs)

Full Week of Workout Videos - Friday Chest and Triceps Accessory Home

1:16 minutes - 669 Calories - Average Heart Rate 119 - Max Heart Rate 166.
Location: Home Gym

Warmup & Mobility:
  • Rotator cuff work and Stretching
  • Decline standing cable flies x3 sets (Chest)
  • Incline seated cable flies x3 sets (Chest)
  • Flat seated cable flies x3 sets (Chest)
  • Various position pushups x3 sets max reps each (Chest & Triceps)
  • Tricep cable extensions using curl bar x4 sets (Triceps)
  • Tricep cable extensions using rope x4 sets (Triceps)
  • Crunches and leg raises (Abs)