Powertec Basic Trainer

The Powertec Basic Trainer, or also referred to as the Powertec P-CDV Chin / Dip Vertical Knee Raise Rack System, is designed to help users get a total body workout.

The machine lets users do all the exercises from the front side, which makes you use less space for both the machine and for doing the wide range of exercises such as chin-ups, dips, push-ups, leg raises, squats, etc.

The Powertec Basic Trainer also has a swivel straight bar for the chin-up section, which is useful if you want to do close grip training.

The Powertec Basic Trainer or P-CDV Knee Raise Rack System has a maximum user weight capacity of 400 pounds, and measures 60” x 48” x 86” in length, width, and height.

Powertec offers a lifetime warranty for the frames, 1 year of wear parts such as grips and pads, and 2 years for component parts such as pins and bearings.

Depending on where you buy it, the Powertec Basic Trainer can cost anywhere from $399 to $450.


1. The compact design of the Powertec Basic Trainer becomes even more impressive and commendable because of the wide range of positions and exercises you can do on it.

You don’t need different machines or systems to work out the lower body and for dips and chin-ups.

2. The grips on the Powertec Basic Trainer can be positioned in various ways so you can do different exercises.

The push-up and dip station comes with armrests and a back pad so you can do leg raises, and middle handle extensions so you can do tricep dips.

3. The chin-up station and dip or push up station on the Powertec Basic Trainer or P-CDV Knee Raise Rack System are located across each other, making it possible for two users to use the system at the same time.

This is really useful especially for those who are looking for a home fitness system that they can use and share with their families or their partner.


1. The price on the Powertec Basic Trainer may be a bit steep for those who are in the market for their first home fitness system.


As you can see, there aren’t really a lot of downsides to the Powertec Basic Trainer / P-CDV Knee Raise Rack System other than the price tag it carries.

While some people usually say that Powertec needs to improve the assembly instruction manuals on their products, there are also people that say putting together the company’s products and machines are easy as long as you have all the parts and follow the instructions closely.

The Powertec Basic Trainer is an excellent choice for first-time users of home fitness systems, and for those who want to get fit or stay fit with all-around exercises that work out both upper and lower body.

The Powertec Basic Trainer may cost more than a lot of other similar systems out there, but it’s well worth the money if you’re looking for durability and versatility in a compact design.