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)
also seen here:
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
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?
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 =\
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.
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.
Starting Weight: 135-140lbs (August 1st 2006)
Current Weight: got up to 177 but got it back down to 170lbs
Current Goal: cutting