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Old 04-09-2014, 09:05 PM   #1
Tim Squires
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Cheap Bench Options

We currently have an ironmaster FID bench but are looking for a second for lighter benching/split squats. Besides looking at craigslist, what're some solid cheaper options (less than a $100).
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:37 PM   #2
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Re: Cheap Bench Options

Try a local used sporting goods store. Just make sure the bench you are buying is rated for the weights being lifted on it. (Eg a 500lb capacity includes the bodyweight and the weight being lifted).
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:24 AM   #3
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Re: Cheap Bench Options

I check (WORK SAFE) on a regular basis.

Its an auction site for local municipalities who want to get rid of old things. I have bought a commercial bench for $16 and a bunch of other things. Its pick-up only, so you have to be within driving distance to the agency selling it.

A few weeks ago there was several full sets of bumpers somewhere in Oregon I think...
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:03 AM   #4
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Re: Cheap Bench Options

You can check Amazon.

I bought this one for a little above 100. Works like a charm.

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Old 04-11-2014, 07:11 PM   #5
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Re: Cheap Bench Options

Ya know, I was gonna go with the cheap option at first. When I was looking around, I realized all the cheap stuff was crap and it wasn't much more to get something better.
I ended up with a Rogue bolt together bench and happy I did.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:48 PM   #6
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Re: Cheap Bench Options

Tim -
This is the bench I bought for my home gym: (wfs)

It's under $100 and has a 600# weight rating. I've been using it for over a year, and it's always been solid.

The only thing that bugs me about the bench is the little plastic caps on the end so the feet supports. They fall out just about every time the bench is moved. After plugging them back in five times, I just threw them away.
Chris wfs
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:03 AM   #7
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Re: Cheap Bench Options

I will echo what someone else said, when picking out a bench make sure it is rated for enough weight. AKA your weight + weight you will be handling.

I understand the option of not going with something to expensive, but really if you look at for example the rogue flat bench is like 200-250$ and guaranteed that thing has to be rated for 700-1000lbs.

The odds of getting a bench that can handle a 500 or more pounds for under 100$ are slim.
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