Thoughtfully designed, the Legend Fitness Monolift (3908) is a serious-looking, industrious machine built for the most exceptional powerlifters. After careful analysis of what the monolift market had to offer, we noticed some surprising weak points in existing pieces of equipment. Full of both expected and unexpected features, the Legend Fitness Monolift is a beast of a weight lifting machine!
In order to endure the sort of loads that powerlifters demand, there are certain things a Monolift has by default. Things like a smooth-operating pump jack, a thick safety pin with height settings in 25 increments, resistance band pegs, web strap safeties, and robust bar catches that quickly fall back. A heavy-duty frame built from four-by-four-inch, 11-gauge tubing is also a standard expectation. The Legend Fitness Monolift has all of those things and more. Much more. In fact, this Monolift doesn’t just meet IPF standards, it exceeds all of them.
Let’s start with the base. The Legend Fitness Monolift has an extra wide, 73-inch lifting area, offering maximum space to the kind of powerhouse lifters that regularly use a Monolift. At the outside of the base are two sliding resistance band pegs per side, giving lifters the option to use bands inside or outside the frame while training. Behind the oversized lifting space is a spotter area, built without the lower crossmember, which removes a tripping hazard, allowing for obstruction-free room to properly and safely spot a lifter.
Moving up the back of the spotter area, you’ll find chrome-plated Olympic plate storage pegs welded to the frame. Each peg has 13 inches of usable space, which means you can fit four three-inch wide, 100-pound plates per peg. If you wanted to, you could load the Legend Fitness Monolift up with 2,400 pounds of plates, and then use the UHMW-encased storage pegs on the elevated rear crossmember for the storage of chains, resistance bands, belts, etc. The elevated rear crossmember also functions as a backup spotter, preventing the lifter, spotter, or both from falling into whatever is behind the Monolift in the event of an emergency situation.
From there, let’s take a look at the upper assembly. On some Monolifts, it’s a puny-looking, bolted-together piece that makes you question whether or not it can handle the amount of weight it’s about to be subjected to. The Legend Fitness Monolift has a fully welded upper assembly. Sure, it’s welded for rigidity, but it also helps ensure that all the geometry is square before someone steps underneath. This class-leading upper assembly tilts smoothly on tough pillow block bearings.
In addition to one of the most rigid upper assemblies on the market, our Monolift has beefy hooks that can take some pretty impressive hits. Each hook is constructed from a 1.25- by 1.5-inch tube welded in between two pieces of laser-cut, 3/8-inch steel plate that completely encircles a short span, one-inch solid steel rod above. The contact points on the hook are 1.5-inch thick ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) polymer that protects the knurling on bars and helps absorb impact energy in emergency situations. These polymer contact points are secured by five 1/2-inch bolts, which means they’re easily replaceable once wear is evident. The width between the hooks can be easily and smoothly adjusted thanks to linear bearings rolling on chrome-plated steel.
We wanted to produce the best Monolift the market had to offer. We think we did it with the Legend Fitness Monolift. Find out for yourself today!