Olympic style plates only. Weight plates and collar optional
|good bench - D. Ng "digdug"|
- really solid bench, is quite heavy and sturdy
- wheels allow relatively easy mobility
- 8 adjustable positions from decline, to flat, to almost upright
- leg extension with handles that can allow you to lay on your stomach to work your hamstrings
- good for sit-ups, especially from the decline position
- padding is quite thick and solid, yet comfortable
- the back pad is almost 3 ft. so ample space
- all the screws, nuts, bolts, washers are clearly labeled and separated to make for an organized assembly
I was looking for one bench to do decline, flat, and upright. It's not completely upright, which isn't such a big deal but having it not be so comfortable flat is a disappointment. Having the leg extension though makes up for the shortcoming as it makes the bench more versatile. Having the back pad so long though makes it difficult to do tricep extensions sitting upright. However doing them while sitting on a ball is better for you anyway.
|Solid Piece - Joseph J. Ruppel "Dukedrone"|
I bought this and the box came within a few days. I opened it up to find out that this was a box that had been opened previously and a few pieces were mising. Don't know who exactly to blame on that (Body Solid or Amazon) but I was extremely disappointed by this. I called Body-Solid and they sent out the missing parts immediately.
Once I had all parts assembly was not too bad but took a little while. I could see it being tough for the not-so-handy types, or the guys who get almost all the way through a project and notice they forgot a bolt from step 1 (I would be that category).
The bench is rock solid. My buddy and I are big dudes and we lift big weights. We got this bench to replace our old one which may not have been up to the task to support our lifting. This monster is more than able. Comes complete too with handles for leg excersizes and the leg developer locks in place to hold your feet when you do declines. This is a serious bench and a great addition to any serious lifter's gym.
|Great Bench - B. Glenn|
This is a HEAVY duty bench. It is extremely comfortable. I'm 5'10 or 11 and can reach the floor with my feet, no problem. The handles for the leg workouts are a great addition. The wheels make moving it easy. It is really long, but getting it out of the way is a snap. With the bench in the flat position, it can be stood up on the wheels and the top of the back support. Adjusting the angle is a smooth action. If you don't want to use olympic weights, you can leave the sleeve off. Once it's installed though, it's not something that you can just slide back off.
|Eventually Perfect - Edward Brown "Ed"|
Sturdy & heavy-duty.
Comes w/ wheels
Very well-padded & the handles behind the seatback are a nice touch.
When the unit is put together w/ proper-fitting parts, it's the absolute best. The only reason I rate it 4/5 is because, after a number of similar complaints, they won't fix the unnecessary problem.
|tank - A Graphic Designer "Surfing the Keywork"|
t's a tank. downright fun to assemble. a bit messily packed and a few scuffs, but i've already stopped caring.
it's heavy, much more sturdy than the junk you find at sport authority, big 5 etc.
durable, sleek, powerful, adjustable, sexy, and made for people who actually USE the gear they buy
i did my research before buying and this is the best FID bench on the market... and quite possibly the best quality leg developer on any bench it even comes with an olympic adapter that bolts on sturdy. many benches don't.
if this bench got you reaching for the plastic, keep going. it's the one you want.
PS the photo lies: mine isn't that color, it's 100% jet black with some chrome highlights. i was VERY happy to discover this!
|Good bench - George|
Pro's: - really solid bench, is quite heavy (makes it hard to move around, but also very sturdy) - handles are a nice touch that most benches do not have. - padding is very thick. - all the screws, nuts, bolts, washers are clearly labeled and separated to make for an organized assembly Cons: - the pads were a slight hassle to fit, just make sure you don't tighten everything up until everything is aligned and started. - high off the ground - at 5'11" and doing bench press, my toes barely touch the ground. I use small wooden boxes under my feet to get a good foot plant. I was looking for one bench to do flat, incline and decline (only for legs). The bench is too high from the ground. The leg developer and the sturdiness makes up for the shortcomings of the bench. I would also like a little more range of motion for the leg developer. Overall above average.
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