I give my best in every workout, so it stands to reason that I want to furnish my home gym with the best possible equipment money can buy. If I give 100 percent, I want to know that my fitness equipment is up to the challenge and so far, the Body Solid Flat Incline Decline Bench has yet to disappoint me. It is quite simply one of the most cutting-edge weight benches I’ve ever seen, combining a handful of useful features with outstanding build quality to deliver one of the best home gym experiences I’ve ever encountered.
I’ve yet to find a weight bench that is quite as versatile as this one. It can be used with power racks and Smith machines for barbell exercises or on its own for dumbbell exercises. What’s more, while most of the competition is offering weightlifting benches with five adjustment points, this bench offers a whopping nine adjustment points so you can find that “sweet spot” that works best for your weightlifting needs! When I train, I like to work my muscles from every possible angle for best results and this adjustable bench allows me to calibrate my training. I’ve seen noticeable improvements in my bicep curl, incline bench press and shoulder press since buying this bench.
In addition, while many gym benches are all but useless when it comes to lower body exercises, this Body Solid bench features a leg curl attachment so you can attain a strong and sculpted lower body. I’ve loaded up multiple plates on the attachment and found it to be impressively sturdy. What’s more, the pivot is designed to give you the maximum possible range of motion to ensure well-rounded development. I also love the inclusion of cushioned handgrips which have helped improve my form on leg curls. You can use this attachment for both leg extensions and hamstring curls. It’s really made a big difference to my leg workouts. Best of all, it’s detachable, so you don’t have to worry about it getting in the way during your upper-body workouts.
If you’ve ever owned an incline decline bench that suffers on the stability front, you’ll know how important having a rock-solid bench is to us seasoned weightlifters. We’ve got enough on our minds trying to heave hundreds of pounds above our heads – we don’t need the added stress of worrying whether our bench is going to tip over or collapse under the weight. This weigh bench definitely lives up to the “Body Solid” brand name with its peerless build quality. The mainframe is both thick (it’s around three inches in girth) and heavy thanks to the round-stock-steel tubes. I threw everything I had at it during one particularly vigorous workout and it did not budge an inch. Now , I can work out with complete peace of mind.
Although it is super-sturdy, the bench is pretty mobile thanks to the thoughtful inclusion of bottom wheels. I have no trouble moving it around the room so I can get a good view of the muscles I’m targeting in different workouts. If you’re on the slight side, you may need a helping hand since this weight bench is very heavy, but mobility is not as big an issue as it is with most solid weightlifting benches.
My only complaint is regarding the assembly time. Unsurprisingly, the bench came with a vast assortment of parts that took some time to put together. Fortunately, I’ve never had a single pin or bolt slip out and have never had to tinker with the bench assembly thereafter. Overall, this is a genuine world-class incline decline bench and I’d recommend it to all my fellow fitness freaks.