IM2000 Self Spotting Machine

$1,539.00 $1,399.00

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IM2000 Base

The IM2000 is the greatest squatting and pressing machine ever designed! We have refined this design over decades, resulting in the most complete, space efficient and best operating home gym you can buy. You can work each body part in at least three different ways in complete safety. The quick-lock guided barbell system is our patented design. Although similar in concept to the common Smith machine design, the Ironmaster does the job much better, and the overall machine is much more versatile and space saving. Working out with a bar and bench is not as efficient as a machine and is not safe to use without the aid of spotters. In fact, it is commonly known that working out with traditional free weights is limiting since you must always stop your reps before you reach maximum muscle failure. It is a proven fact that when you push yourself to failure you will make your muscles grow stronger. You can really blast your muscles by training to the point of ultimate failure and never get stuck with lockout points only 1.7” apart!

The lifting bar sliding system is a state of perfection on the Ironmaster. The best Smith machines use linear ball bearings as a means of guiding the bar up and down the guide rods and under ideal conditions work well but the IM2000 is different. There are some important reasons the Ironmaster system is better. Linear bearings require constant lubrication with grease which is quite messy. They also have a limited life along with the steel guide rods and will require replacement. The grease will attract dirt that will cause premature wear to the bearings and rods. Linear bearings are very noisy and have the feeling of rolling friction resistance. The Ironmaster slide bushing and slide rail system is unique. We use a special polymer material bushing that slides over specially coated slide rails of compatible materials. Other designs use bushings that have simple plastic sliding on metal. This causes fast wear and friction and the action feels terrible. We have proven the long life of our design in schools, police departments, fire departments, and commercial gyms all over the world, not to mention countless home gyms. You will not find a machine with better feeling free-flowing action or simplicity of use!

You can also build your own custom package for big savings here: IM2000 Custom Gym Package Builder

 

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Product Description

The IM2000 Self Spotting System includes the following equipment:

  • IM2000 Base with:
    • main frame
    • lifting bar with Olympic adapters
    • standard plate holders
    • lat pull bar
    • upper and lower pulley/cable system

Super Bench and attachments sold separately or in packages.

Dimensions are 48″ wide x 48″ deep, x 84.5″ high. We recommend about 7 feet wide x 5-6 feet deep for use and minimum of 87″ ceiling height. This unit is very space efficient!

The lifting bar is 73″ Wide and weighs 36 lbs with the included Olympic Sleeve Adapters and 32 lbs without them. Grip width area of the bar is 42″.

Weight Capacity for the lifting bar is 1000 lbs and the cable system is rated for 350 lbs. 

Shipping takes about 2 weeks and is normally sent via truck freight for the lower 48 US states. Please inquire about other destinations.

Note: This is the base model only. Bench, weights and attachments as shown may not be included and are sold separately or in other packages.

Take a look at this sample workout routine for the IM2000 Home Gym: IM2000 2 Day Split Workout

9 reviews for IM2000 Self Spotting Machine

  1. 5 out of 5

    I originally dismissed this because I thought it was just a smith machine, but this is the best quality weightlifting unit on the market. You will not find anything more versatile for the price and space. I know because I tried finding it, and saw everything else out there you can buy. If you’re like me, and scoured all over seeing what was available and were antsy about deciding, this is the one to get.

    The IM2000 does a lot despite its sturdy 4×4 footprint. It will hold all of your weights, give you a high and low pulley, work as a free bar half rack, leg press, dip station, pec dec, and of course, a smith machine. It does all of these things well and with few compromises too. Elsewhere, they have some really nice units you can get that do some of the things this does, they cost many orders of magnitude more, they don’t hold your weights, and they tend to be bigger than my entire apartment. They’re also really convoluted in their construction and have a bunch of moving parts that can and do break, needing regularly and costly replacement. The only thing on this that can break is me when I’m using it. I’ve met people with the older units that have the same basic mechanisms to them, and they work just as well now as when they got them some 20-30 years ago. That’s why they give you a lifetime warranty: you won’t use it.

    If you get the free bar attachments and spotting arms, as a half rack, this thing is also solid. Nothing like the cheap stuff you’ll find in a sporting goods store. You can even bolt it down if you want the extra support, but I’ve found no need, even when racking and unracking over 400lbs.

    I like the high and low pulleys better than those I’ve found in any gym I’ve been to, largely because they give 1:1 resistance for the weight you put on there, and they’re rated for 350lbs. Most cables machines in a gym have you lifting a fraction of what’s listed on the weight stacks, which tend to only go up to 200lbs at that. I’m a strong guy, and I will never max out the weight I can put on this cable for any exercise. My only complaint is that the lifting bar weighs 30lbs, making that the lowest weight you can use on a pulley, but I found easy ways around that. If you have a small weight plate with a handle opening on it, you can easily place the hook that normally goes around the lifting bar through that. Additionally, if you have the Quicklock dumbbells, you can place the hook around the handle there, and it works just as well. You have to be careful not to let it go too low and hit the bar, but you’d only be doing this for 2 to 27.5 lbs, so it’s not an issue.

    The smith machine is also great, has no moving parts or bearings to break, and glides like glass if you keep it lubed. It’s also easier to lock and unlock than a commercial smith machine, and has a wider array of heights to do that at.

    I’ve had mine for a while now, and I really love it. It works as well as the day I got it. I mostly wish I’d gotten it sooner. On its own, it’s a solid unit. With some cheap accessories like the free bar holders, leg press plate, or pull-up attachment, it’s suddenly a 4×4 fully featured gym. Be sure to get the dumbbells and bench too. Mine’s fully decked out and I have no regrets, only gains. This is one of the greatest purchases I’ve ever made, next to buying a dog.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I’ve been using the IM2000 for a little over two years and I’ve gotta say I just Love this machine! It was a gift from my wife for my 55th birthday. She was sick of hearing me complain about dumping my barbell first on my chest, and then to the floor after failing my last rep. Man that used to really tick me off. Well, the IM2000 is the answer. I can now max out my reps SAFELY ! To be honest, I was a bit skeptical of a smith type machine without a bearing rail system. I thought the sliders on the rails would have a tendency to “stick”. I assembled the IM2000 myself in less than two hours without any problems. The instruction manual was very legible. And to my delight, the bar moved up and down with NO sticking whatsoever. Soooo smooth! All the attachments and accessories we’ve purchased are extremely well made and also have a nice smooth action. It takes no more than a minute or two to swap out cables for your next set of exercises.We had minimal space in our exercise room but the IM2000 fit with room to spare. This is a very versatile piece of equipment and for the money, you won’t find a better quality home gym system. I would strongly recommend the wheel kit for the super bench because it’s a beast.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I finally made the purchase after a two year delay, my only regret now was waiting this long to buy this beauty, it does everything I need for a full body workout, IronMaster IM 2000 has exceeded my expectations and anyone thinking about buying one should. I love it’s compact design, I was worried about the size since I planned on setting it up in my bedroom, but after careful planning it fits perfectly with plenty of room to spare, I already had my IronMaster Super Bench from a previous purchase from IronMaster, so I ended up buy the IM 2000 attachments separately
    1) bar hooks
    2) spotting arms
    3) dip handles
    4) ultimate chin-up bar
    I spent more than I wanted but worth every penny. I really enjoy the fact that not only is it a machine but buying the spotting arms and bar hooks it’s a free weight rack too. The IM 2000 feels exactly like free weights so if your bench pressing 270 with free weights it will be exactly that with the IM 2000, it’s a wonderful design that no other machine can match, I’m a very happy customer thank you IronMaster.

  4. 5 out of 5

    IM2000 is Fantastic
    This equipment is a thing of beauty. My wife (who doesn’t lift and never did, although she’s athletic, a skier, yoga, etc.) came back from an overseas trip today (she missed the delivery, the install, and the cleanup) to find all this neatly set up and ready to go, including the alien-looking organizer w/ all the attachments hanging on it, and said, “It looks fantastic”. It does.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Incredible Product, Even Better Customer Service!
    I got my IM2000 as a demo from the store and when it shipped, it was missing a few pieces. Ironmaster squared me up right away and mailed me the missing pieces so I could finish building it, talk about customer service!! Now onto the machine, it’s well built & solid like all the other Ironmaster products. It tucks just underneath my garage door (literally 2″) and really is an all in 1 machine. The cables are smooth, the smith machine is smooth, I LOVE IT! I’m an Ironmaster customer for life!

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Best Machine on the Market
    This machine is amazing! It allows me to get all my workouts in right at home without taking up to much space. If you are looking for a machine that does everything you need this is it. My home gym is now complete thanks to my IM2000. The Ironmaster team provides top of the line products along with excellent customer service. The only thing I regret is waiting this long to make my purchase, so don’t hesitate if you are building a home gym this is a must!!!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Love it!
    This equipment is fantastic! Extremely tough, yet compact. You can do all your free weight exercises, and add the smith machine wherever you like. The cable system is as smooth as silk. You can even do low rows on this machine! The pec dec is fantastic, and the bench is the toughest I’ve seen. I would highly recommend this to anyone that is serious about a home gym. The people at Ironmaster are fantastic to work with. You wont be disappointed.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Best gym equipment for your home.
    The IM2000 is the absolute staple in home gym fitness. With its small 4×4 foot print there is absolutely no rival for what it can do for its size. The design is so simple yet pure genius, and you can tell a lot of thought went into this machine. Cable workouts ranging from lat work to cable bicep curls, free weight bench press, Smith machine shoulder work. You name it can do it and do it extremely well. I just ordered the new olympic bar holders and spotting arms and can’t wait to get them.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Awesome, full-range machine in a small package.
    I had mine customized to fit my shorter basement ceilings (had a couple inches taken off at the factory) and it has met my needs well. I have been working out for years and wanted to add a leg press and smith machine element to my home gym. My space is limited and the Ironmaster 2000 met my specs, particularly that it is multifunctional and can handle serious weight. It and the bench are solid, quality products that have met my needs at 500+ for leg presses and 400+ for squats…


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