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Initial impressions are that it's solid, relatively stable and good quality.
on 24 April 2016
I've not used it properly yet as I'm still putting together a new training plan but my first impression is that they are sturdier and less wobbly than I thought they might be. It's well-made, seems solid, finish is nice and the grips seem good quality - bare-hand grip is solid. The height is fine for most things but I would definitely get the XL and not the standard version. Fit 4 small bolts and it's constructed, so very easy with the supplied Allen key. Another growing brand produce one of these that is taller but Lebert is more established and is widely used so I opted for the XL. I don't usually review items so quickly but I do update my reviews over time so I'll give it a few months or so and update.
As for the 2 DVDs that comes with it.. oh dear! The first one is the 9 minute long "Instructional DVD" that's emblazoned on the box and website , the first 2 mins of which is a show-reel advert for their product. Then you get a few exercise tutorials lasting 7 mins in total: Single bar pull ups, single bar push-ups, triceps extension, hip extension, 2 bar push-up, 2 bar pull-up, dips, cardio drills, stretching. They don't have time to cover very much or go into any detail.
The second DVD is the "LeHIP Training" DVD. They really shouldn't have bothered. They couldn't even label the DVD so it is entitled "Untitled Project" when you enter it into your DVD drive or player. It's split into 3 short sections: "Strength & Power" (15 mins), "Tabata" (4 mins 50 secs) and "Cool Down" (4 mins 30 secs) . At the beginning of the very first video on section 1, the women giving a instruction to a group of women begins by looking at the camera and says "Welcome back!". It's like they forgot to add some earlier tutorials to the DVD. In fact, it's strange there's a "Cool down" section to the DVD but no crucial "Warm-up" section at all - there is no mention of a warm up. It's all down-hill from there. The woman does a few exercises with the group but and shows a few exercise you can do with it but without telling you anything about how to do any exercise, technique etc. You've just entered an exercise class half way through and are simply watching them. Sections 2 and 3 have nothing to do with this product at all. They are a waste of time unless you own some exercise bands, no parallettes to be seen anywhere. No thought has gone into either DVD. There are tutorials on YouTube that are vastly superior and I recommend you go and look there, buy a good book and use the DVDs as beer, OK - smoothie, mats!