The weight bench isn’t appreciated enough for what it has to put up with day in and day out. It’s constantly covered in sweat, is abused plenty, and still, it never folds under pressure (not the tough ones at least).
And whether you’re training chest, back, shoulders or biceps, this legendary piece of equipment can support and accommodate the versatility in your training. But even with all of the options out there, not all are created equally and there’s no room for error when considering a bench for your big training days.
So, we’re reviewing some great options which range from flat, to adjustable, some with bells and whistles, and even something for multi-use.
Check Out These Bad Boys!
FLYBIRD Adjustable and Foldable Bench
This top-seller is adjustable to support your flat, incline, and decline workouts and it’s even foldable for easy storage.
It has 6 notches for the bench itself and 4 for the seat so that you can train however you need to. Also, the backrest is filled with plenty of foam for ultimate comfort and it’s made from high-quality leather as well. And the foot support is made from anti-slip foam for optimal secureness.
The weight limit for this bench is 500 pounds and it weighs 8.5kg.
Vanswe Adjustable Bench
Here’s a top-notch adjustable workout bench with thick powder-coated steel to ensure optimal support and stability. It weighs 51 pounds which guarantees a supportive structure.
There are 7 back positions and 3 seat positions to adjust to your liking, in addition to wheels for easy transport.
There’s also an adjustable leg support attachment for when you need additional support during your training sessions.
The weight capacity is 800 pounds which means most mortals will be fine with this bench.
Body-Solid Powerline PFID125X Adjustable and Foldable Bench
Here’s a ‘solid’ option for anyone looking for a good adjustable bench. There’s 7 adjustable positions including decline, and it comes with wheels as well to roll it around while training or to put it up after use.
The weight capacity is 500 pounds and the bench has a weight of 45 pounds. Also, there’s no assembly needed so it’s ready right out of the box.
We say you can’t go wrong with this quality piece of equipment.
Yoleo Adjustable and Foldable Bench
Yoleo makes some really neat and quality workout equipment. Their adjustable bench has 7 backrest settings with high-density foam-filled soft leather for ultimate comfort.
The bench comes with a leg support attachment and elastic cordage for arm training. But, user height is up to 6’ and the weight capacity is only 330 lbs for the hardcore lifters out there, this bench may not be enough.
However, it’s still a very solid option.
Rep Fitness Flat Bench
Here’s the first flat bench option on our list which means it’s not adjustable for versatility in training angles. But that’s not a deal-breaker for a lot of people who don’t mind one position.
The bench is made from 11 gauge steel and plywood base (not particle wood) with dense foam (2.5” thick back support) for strong support and a soft outside for a combination of stability and comfort.
This 45lb bench is 1,000lb ASTM rated.
It’s not fancy but it will get the job done if you prefer simple but rugged!
Marcy SB-10115 Adjustable Workout Bench
Marcy is a favorite brand among the fitness crowd and they make a decent weight bench.
The SB-10115 is made from high-quality steel construction with dense foam padding and a comfortable foot support setup.
There are also several positions whether you want to go decline, flat, incline, or upright which is always appreciated.
Now, the weight limit is only 300 pounds including the user’s weight, so it’s definitely not for everyone. It’s also pretty compact to fit in smaller spaces.
The bench weighs 30 pounds.
Fitness Reality 1000 Super Max Adjustable/Foldable Weight Bench
This one is for the big boys (and girls) who can really handle some big weight or anyone can use it really.
The bench can hold up to 800 pounds and support people up to 6’4” tall.
The current version has been upgraded with a wider backrest for better support and peace of mind. Plus, there are 12 positions you can adjust the backrest to for ultimate versatility.
You also get wheels for transport and a removable leg hold-down attachment.
YouTen Adjustable/Foldable Bench
This heavy-duty bench is 1000lb ASTM rated and there are 5 adjustable height options for getting in some training variety.
The backrest is made from high-density foam with a leather top layer and the bench is very sturdy so you won’t have to worry about this being a problem.
The whole bench is only 7.8 inches thick when folded too, so storage is a non-issue.
Merax Adjustable Bench W/ Leg Developer and Preacher Curl
This option from Merax is a lot more than just a weight bench… it also comes with a leg developer and a bicep curl (adjustable pad) attachment for variety in your training. And you can load up with standard or even Olympic plates.
The backrest has 6 adjustments and the heavy-duty steel frame supports up to 550 pounds.
Fitness Reality 1500 Flat Bench
Another great bench from Fitness Reality, the 1500 model has a 1,000lb weight capacity for the big lifters (supports heights up to 6’4”), and it meets the standard for International powerlifting competition.
This piece has a 48″ long by 12″ wide foam pad that measures 4” which is thicker than the average flat bench and it’s filled with high-density foam for optimal back support. Also, the vinyl upholstery is double-stitched for premium quality.
The bench weighs 26.5 lbs.
Valor Fitness DA-3 Flat Bench
For the last bench on our list, we present to you the DA-3 from Valor Fitness which is a very sturdy bench on a 12-gauge solid steel frame. It’s made with very high-density padding to withstand plenty of stress and the bench can handle up to 550 pounds (including user weight).
The bench has rubber end caps to ensure optimal stability and also protection for the floor plus there’s an arched base for foot placement to assist with your lifts.
Best Ways To Use A Workout Bench
The options on our list are suitable for dumbbell and fixed barbell use if you don’t have access to a power rack or Smith machine. The reason being is, none of the benches come with the component which holds a barbell for racking and unracking.
But you can easily position one of these benches under any barbell setup but just make sure to pay attention to the weight capacity to ensure optimal safety.
Now For The Decision
Well, you have 11 great options to choose from which provide a variety of different features to suit each individual. Some are more basic while others offer more but all are stable options.
But, just make sure to pay attention to the weight capacity as not all are made for the most hardcore lifters since some people aren’t looking to move around a lot of weight. So, consider one of our top picks for your training endeavors.