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Derek Simonds
05-15-2007, 05:26 PM
I am looking for a bench for the home gym. Right now I have a crappy Golds that has about seen the end of its life. I do flat bench one day and incline one day so my ideal would be a bench that works both positions. I have thought about going the half rack and bench combo but I have the promaxima squat stands and they work great so far.

I have looked at Elite Fts and several other places. The only one that I saw that even looked remotely like what I am after was at New York Barbell.

http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/95003.html

I don't want any attachments just a solid bench that will last and supports both flat and incline.

Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Mike ODonnell
05-15-2007, 07:38 PM
funny....saw the thread name and first thing that came to mind was a flash back to HS and everyone asking...

"So...what do you bench?"

I am so glad I dont live in that world anymore.....

Allen Yeh
05-16-2007, 03:56 AM
So you want an adjustable flat bench for a barbell?

Or do you want a stand alone adjustable bench, then using your squat racks to rack a barbell?

Derek Simonds
05-16-2007, 05:12 AM
funny....saw the thread name and first thing that came to mind was a flash back to HS and everyone asking...

"So...what do you bench?"

I am so glad I dont live in that world anymore.....

Me too especially since in HS I could only bench a measly 135. ;)

Allen my first choice would not be a bench with my squat racks. I went to promaxima last night and they have the mother of all half racks, lifting platforms and bench. I am scared of the cost and have requested a quote.

Derek Simonds
05-16-2007, 02:56 PM
Check this out. This is the rack I was talking about in my last post

http://promaximamfg.com/index.cfm/act/Catalog.cfm/catalogid/959/category/Racks%20with%20Platforms/browse/null/MenuGroup/Products/desc/PL%2D49A%20Ultra%20Pro%20Half%20Rack%20Extreme%20M ulti%20Rack.htm

http://i7.tinypic.com/4kz0jtd.jpg

I am waiting on a quote as we speak. I know I can build a lifting platform and it is on my to do list for next weekend but if this is reasonable that sure would be cool. :D