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    monster in training DarrenEff's Avatar
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    Bench and Weight purchase: Input wanted

    Ok, so up until now I've been using a $70 walmart bench and a standard 20lb bar with a huge assortment of oldschool vinyl/new vinyl/cast iron/etc weights. And it has done the job but now it's getting to the point where I don't trust the bench to hold me + the bar/weight for bench. And it takes too long to switch between all these weights when doing exercises...

    Locally, there is nothing to choose from. I am however driving to the mainland in about 3 weeks and found a pretty good sports store. I'm looking at a bench and an an olympic set. I'd like some input on this please?

    -Bench (regular $399CAD, on sale right now for $299)
    http://www.irondog.ca/id/wdib46l.html
    also seen here:
    http://www.bodysolid.com/Item.aspx?I...er+Combo+Bench

    It looks pretty good to me (flat,incline,decline, move uprights around and its a squat rack).

    -300lb olympic set (45lb bar + 255lbs of weight)
    This is regular $299 on sale for $279 (OMG THE SAVINGS!!)

    Keep in mind these prices are canadian dollar.

    So I'm basically looking at $299 + $279 + 15% tax = $660

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    monster in training DarrenEff's Avatar
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    ahh, anyone at all?

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    hmm well im currently looking for some new equipment for my new house. i would suggest you get a power rack if you have the room. that way you can bench and squat in it. im in toronto so im looking for a good store that i can go and pick up the stuff from.

    that bench looks pretty sturdy. how is it a squat rack aswell?
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    The upright's turn 180 degrees and adjust up and down as well. So you turn them to face backwards, and you can step into it like a squat rack.

    I'd really like to get a power rack but I'm dealing with basement ceiling @ about 6½ feet or so =\

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    My bench does the same thing, uprights come apart and flip backwards to be a squat rack. It takes a couple minutes set up time, but it works well enough.

    No complaints from me about your bench.

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    I got it like that Sontizzle's Avatar
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    here in the states wal mart has a golds gym brand bench that u can do incline, decline, flat bench, squats, leg lift and is fully adjustable for like 110 bucks. its what i bought and i love it.
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