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The ANCORE uses simulated resistance measured in a 1:1 ratio with an approximate range of 5 lbs to 65 lbs. For example, using six high resistance plates (~10 lbs each + 5lbs in the base) would provide a total resistance of 65 lbs.

Yes, you can attach the resistance plates asymmetrically. For example, you can have one 5 lbs plate on the right of the ANCORE and two 10 lbs plates on the left.

The Plus resistance set comes with a pair of additional 10 lbs plates enabling you to reach the maximum resistance of 65 lbs. The maximum resistance is achieved by attaching three 10 lbs plates per side with the base unit providing 5 lbs of resistance.

The Standard resistance set comes with enough resistance plates for up 55 lbs of resistance. You can always purchase additional resistance plates later on.

Traditional cable machines are designed at 2:1 or 4:1 ratios using pulleys or levers to achieve a mechanical advantage. For example, using a 2:1 pulley cable machine, the 130 lbs plate is approximately equivalent to 65 lbs of force required. The ANCORE uses resistance measured in a 1:1 ratio, so the resistance on the plates is equal to what you'd experience during a workout.

Most customers say that the resistance is similar in feeling to a pneumatic system. This is because the resistance mechanism of the ANCORE is not dependent on gravity and allows for high-speed, ballistic movements as well as slower, more controlled movements.

The resistance is generated via a torque-loaded spring mechanism. The torque curve is quite flat in the middle cable length range, where most movements are done. There is a slight progression from the first foot of cable compared to when the cable is pulled out at 8 feet. There is always tension on the cable at any point, allowing for concentric, eccentric, and isometric movements. Additionally, the resistance is not inertial or flywheel-based.

Currently, there is a maximum of 6 resistance plates on the ANCORE at a time.

The cable has a maximum length of 8 feet.

With all the plates attached, the ANCORE weighs about 7 pounds and is about the size of a dumbbell at 12" x 3.25" x 3" (fully loaded).

With all the plates attached, the ANCORE Pro weighs about 9 pounds and is about the size of a dumbbell at 12" x 4.75" x 3" (fully loaded).

You can compare ANCORE models here and mount setups here. If you'd like to know more, feel free to email us at, and we'll help you find the model and mount setup that is right for you. 

ANCORE and ANCORE Pro do not require installation with the Rack and Door Mount options.

Only the Wall Mount and the sliding Track Mount require installation. ANCORE provides all the hardware and detailed instructions to ensure a seamless installation. We recommend a space where the Sliding Track Mount and Wall Mount can be installed securely to a wall stud.

Mount Setups

The Strap Mount has a 21" industrial Velcro strap that folds over. A fixture with a 13" inch circumference or 3" x 3" squat rack is optimal.

The Rack Mount is compatible with squat racks that have:

-Uprights between 2 and 4 inches thick (depth)


-Hole spacing of 1, 2, 3, or 4 inches apart (center to center)


-Holes between 5/8 and 1 inch in diameter

Yes, customers have had success mounting it to a tree, round pole, or column. A 13" inch circumference is optimal.

Yes, we do offer the ability to customize your strap length. Please reach out at with the subject line "Custom Length - Strap Mount," and we'll be happy to get you set up.

Organizations, Facilities, and Discount Programs

Yes, we do offer a military and first responder discount via GovX. You can add it directly at check out or just click here.

Yes, we offer a 10% off discount to those holding an active CFSC certification. Please email us at with a copy of your certification attached. From there, a member of our team will process your discount.

Yes, we offer a discount for those holding an active TPI certification and are proud members of their Alliance Network. The deal can be accessed via the MyTPI portal.

Thank you for your interest! Please send us an email at about making the ANCORE Trainer part of your organization's training program. We'll get back to you within one business day.

We are looking forward to working with you!


Shipping times vary based on location, but typically your order will arrive within 5-7 business days after the order has shipped.

We do offer worldwide shipping. For our athletes in the EU and UK, click here to check out our different international distribution partners. Please note that for products purchased via, our international shipping rates do not include additional country-specific taxes upon the package arriving. To help improve the transparency in the process, please find the shipping calculator link to estimate the taxes for your country; click here and use HS code 950699. 

For our Canadian customers, we are pleased to let you know that your order shouldn't be subject to any duties as our products are assembled in North America. However, your order may be subject to the local standard sales tax upon arrival as if it was purchased domestically. Since we do not operate directly in Canada, we do not collect any possible Canadian sales tax. If you would like to order from our Canadian partner, Dotmar Fitness Equipment, you can visit them at

Returns and Warranty Policies

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If for any reason you're not completely satisfied, don't hesitate to get in touch with us or email us at, and we'll be happy to assist you. We will honor returns and refund you within 30 days of your purchase. This is part of our Risk-Free Trial. Only available to customers in the US.

We stand behind our product with a 1-year limited warranty. We have a support team available to help with any questions, issues, or concerns. Please view the full terms and conditions of our warranty coverage here.