The core of any home gym is a weight lifting bench and a pair of adjustable dumbbells. With these two pieces of equipment you can get an effective workout without the hassles of driving to an overcrowded health club.
There are hundreds weight lifting benches on the market, and to be honest most of them a over priced garbage that arent worth $25 bucks, let alone $250 bucks.
To help you cut through all the clutter, and most importantly, help you avoid wasting your money on a weight bench that wont suit your needs, Im not reviewing every bench on the planet.
Instead, what Ive done is pick the top 3 weight lifting benches on the market and give you the reasons why these weight benches should be on the top of your shopping list.
Each weight bench listed below is a class leader in terms of build quality, adjustability, ergonomics, durability and price. If you dont see the weight bench youre shopping for on this page, dont buy it or youre wasting your money (dont say I didnt warn you)
|Ironmaster Super Bench
Reason Best weight bench on the market with a budget friendly price. Fully adjustable, can do ab exercises, pull-ups, and dips on it, high 1000 pound rating is best in class.You can search for years and never find a better weight bench than the Super Bench.
The Super Bench is fully adjustable, ultra sturdy and has add on attachments like dip handles and a pull up bar that arent even available on other weight benches.
The real clincher for the Super Bench is the low price, its the best deal on the market bar none.
This is the bench I own and use in my home gym.
read my in-depth Iron Master Super Bench Review
|Body Solid Folding Weight Bench
Recommended YES (if you need a folding weight bench otherwise get the Ironmaster)
Reason Folds for easy storage, sturdy, compact size, good padding, low price, built-in wheels for easy mobility.The Body Solid Folding FID 255 is my pick for a folding home weight bench. Good for doing dumbbell exercises, the bench adjusts to 7 positions of incline with a ladder style back support and is sturdy enough for more casual users (*does not support as much weight as the Ironmaster Super Bench).
As a bonus (and never buy a bench just because of it) the bench folds down flat so it can be kept almost anywhere out of sight, and pulled out when needed by rolling it on the built-in wheels.
|Bayou Dumbbell Bench
Reason Compact size, low price, thick padding, heavy duty vinyl, optional dumbbell stands.If you need a small, inexpensive bench for dumbbell workouts, the Bayou dumbbell bench is a good choice.
Limited adjustability with two positions (flat and preacher as shown in the photo) make this bench the least versatile of the three recommended benches.