Best Weight Benches
A weight bench is the most common piece of fitness equipment that you used in a commercial gym or fitness accessory that you need to have in your own personal home gym. With a weight bench you can of course do bench press with a barbell, dumbbells, plyo jumps, dumbbell set ups, single leg lunges, incline presses and so many other exercises. It’s one of the best investments you can make alongside adjustable dumbbells that give you the biggest bang for the buck.
Below you will find the various types you can buy and hopefully find the one that will be the best for your workout routine.
Pick Your Style Of Weight Bench Below
1. Adjustable Weight Bench
This is by far the most popular choice. With an adjustable workout bench you can move the back of the bench to different angles from a flat bench to 90 degrees. This allows you to do so many more exercises with the angles. To give you some idea of common exercises you can do incline bench press, bicep curls and at a 90 degree you can use it to do shoulder presses.
Now there are some adjustable benches that the front seat adjusts various angles which really helps you stabilize your list. Read more in our Buyers Guide on Adjustable Weight Benches.
2. Olympic Weight Bench
This style of bench is very common in commercial gyms and of course great for people who want to focus on the bench press at home using Olympic weights and even Squats depending on which one you buy.
As standard Olympic Workout bench suppers a 7 foot Olympic bar and of course uses the standard Olympic plates. You can go from a flat bench and also move it to different angles for include the press. It also works great for dumbbell presses as well. You will also find that some of the Olympic Weight Benches come with a leg extension attachment if you are wanting to do leg exercises. Lastly, if you want all the options you will also find some that have a squat rack attachment and dip bar attachment. At that point you can pretty much do everything you need, and you have your own power cage setup.
3. Foldable Weight Bench or Portable Workout Bench
This is for those of you who are tight on space in your workout room or area. You want to have all the benefits of a regular bench, but you want to be able to store it away in a closet or store it under a bed or whatever. This is great for people who have an apartment and want to work out at home by the way. Most of these Folding weight benches are very portable and easy to move with wheels on them which make it really nice to move them around.
4. FID (flat/incline/decline) Weight Bench
FID actually is an abbreviation for Flat / Incline / Decline weight bench. It has all the features of an adjustable bench but it actually declines in an negative angle. This is a feature that some weight lifters like to have so they can do sit-ups on the bench and also do decline bench press to work the lower chest area.
So, if you want the extra feature of doing Decline then you want to buy this type of weight bench over the adjustable weight bench.
Read more in our Buyers Guide on FID Weight Benches.
5. Weight Bench Exercises
If you are looking for new exercises to do using an adjustable weight bench, I have you covered here. I'll give you all kinds of ideas on how you can train your arms, legs and chest using a standard weight bench. Check out the weight bench exercises to get started.