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What is a good weight bench?

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Asked by: Amanda Smith

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What size should a weight bench be?

A weight bench has to be the right height – not too high and not too low. The defacto standard is somewhere around 17″ and 18″ in height. Secondly benches can come in a variety of widths. 10″ to 12″ width benches are most popular.

What is a standard weight bench?

Standard weight benches are intended for beginners and casual users who want a general level of fitness from weight training. The material used for standard weight benches is often thin tubing made from aluminum or a composite alloy.

What is a good weight to bench for beginners?

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 103 lb
Novice 154 lb
Intermediate 217 lb
Advanced 291 lb

Should I buy a flat bench or incline bench?

Ultimately, it’s a matter of preference and what your goals are. The flat bench press does a better job of developing your pecs. Many trainers agree that the incline press is safer on your pecs, shoulders, and rotator cuffs.

Are workout benches worth it?

Investing in the best weight benches is basically paying money for getting big pecs and big arms. Needless to say, getting a bench won’t magically turn you into Chris Hemsworth but it’s a good start and adding a weight bench to your home gym setup is definitely an improvement in most cases.

What is the size of gym bench?

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Most benches are 15 to 19 inches wide, but it is the length that takes up the most space. At 45 to 50 inches in length, nonadjustable flat benches are shorter than their adjustable counterparts, which are typically 50 to 55 inches long. But nonadjustable benches limit your workout and exercise options.

Whats a good bench press height?

Most commercial gym benches are too low in comparison to the regulation height of 16.5” to 17.7” for powerlifting. This does not allow for proper leg drive or set up, as it places your hips too low. To raise it closer to regulation height, place a 45lb plate under the bench (as long as it is not a fixed bench press).

Do I need a weight bench?

Do you need a weight bench with an integrated rack for home workouts? The short answer is no, especially if you are new to weight lifting. You are better off getting a sturdy bench without a rack and adding a cage/half-rack later on when you feel more confident working with heavier weights.

Can I use my bed as a bench press?

Your bed is good for more than just sleeping. If you work out at home, it can double as a weight bench for chest exercises or stand in for the floor during ab exercises.

Are adjustable benches worth it?

The adjustability allows you to hit muscle groups from angles you absolutely would not be able to without. This means greater strength and size gains. There is such a large amount of exercises you gain with this feature and this alone makes the adjustable bench a better option for most people.