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2018/03/20 17:56:31 (permalink)
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Need a new bench

 
I'm 6'3 and a bit around 19 stone
 
I train for general health in the main  
 
Biggest weights I use are 50kg dumbbells. I haven't barbell pressed in over 150 years.
 
Its looking like this. I'm not sure if it will ok for a tall man though. I want to press my head in the bench when inclining pressing
 
https://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/body-solid-flat-incline-bench-1.html
 
Maybe this
 
https://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/body-solid-flat-incline-decline-bench-red.html
 
If anyone can recommend a bench based on my height and total weight with dumbbells it would be helpful thanks

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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/20 18:37:46 (permalink)
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    Just been on live chat for the body solid bench at £219
     
    He said its a light commercial bench so fits all heights. He said the back seat was 30.7 inchs
     
    My current bench is 33.5inchs for the back seat and my head is petty much at the top. 3 inch's less and feel the top of head would be over the edge somewhat 
     
     
     

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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/20 22:59:20 (permalink)
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    I like the look of this bench, it's bit much at £350 odd quid, I wanted something around £200, but again the length of the back seat looks short
     
    https://www.gymratz.co.uk/sts-flat-to-incline-bench
     


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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/20 23:25:29 (permalink)
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    Its says
     
    The 320mm x 910mm back/seat adjusts from 0, 30, 40, 65, 80 to 90 degrees  of inclination, using a simple and robust hook and pin back pad  support.
     
    This is 35.8 inch's and 12.5 inch's thick. That should be fine, its just a little wider.
     
    I might be this one for me. Not sure I can be arsed t pay £350 though
     

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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/20 23:28:05 (permalink)
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    In that video the back seat doesn't look that long though compared to the guy using it at a 90 degree angle, unless he's 6'5

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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/20 23:58:13 (permalink)
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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/21 00:36:06 (permalink)
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    Thanks mate
     
    There was two on there which caught my eye but I don't really want a foothold for sit ups and the other one had foot plates. I just want a basic adjustable bench for dumbbell work with a minimum 33 inch's for the back seat. Light or full commercial 

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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/21 06:02:25 (permalink)
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    Check out the benches from the Gymrevolution too, they do some quality stuff http://www.thegymrevolution.co.uk/index.php/gym-equipment/weights-benches.html?limit=36
     
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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/21 18:06:52 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the link mate. I had a look around but I think I got my mind made up now I'm getting the York STS Flat to Incline Bench.
     
    I emailed gym rats and he gave a very helpful reply and said he has set up a home gym using this bench and other STS York equipment. Its ticks all the boxes and I can't see anything wrong. Its just a bit expensive. Cheapest I've seen is £310 direct at York, might be delivery though. I'll have a look around. Its looks a beast of a bench 
     


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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/21 18:39:15 (permalink)
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    I haven't been in a gym for years. What do people do when benching on the incline, do you put both dumbbells down on the floor or leave one DB on the bench? Do you ever leave DB's on the bench?
     
    I always leave one DB on the bench so I don't have to pick both heavy ass bells up from the floor. Same with split squats I leave one or both DB's on the bench. Its easier, it would take more, quite a bit more actually to keep lifting the bells from the floor. It's like stripping a barbell or moving equipment around. To much labour like that becomes tedious and affects the lifting
     
    If I was in a gym I would put all DB's on the floor though. If I don't do that the padding will probably wear more. I could do with a tall box or stand about 3 feet tall

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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/21 20:02:31 (permalink)
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    Dumbells on the floor in front of me, then lift onto knees whilst sitting down on the bench. Sit back whilst simultaneously "kicking"/lifting dumbells into place ready for the first rep.
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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/21 22:27:23 (permalink)
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    Dav
     
    The only problem with that is the spine position bend over while sat down. Strikes me as bad position. I would have to deadlift them then take 1 or 2 steps back and then sit down.
     
    Maybe standing up and with the seat in between my legs and then Romanian deadlift style lift to lift them up. I don't want to be sat down leaning forward and down to pick them up. Kicking them into place is ok. Whatever, I'm find a safe way but it's going to be harder and more taxing without leaving both or one bells on the bench

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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/22 07:42:35 (permalink)
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    Really is worth keeping an eye out on ebay for this kind of thing, I recently picked up a Body Solid FID that was priced at £329 (older model though) for £30, and it was only a 2-3 miles away from me. 

    No, Not that Dr Z.  Please don't bother PM'ing me for 'Price Lists'  You have the wrong guy.  
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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/22 07:54:24 (permalink)
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    Didn't explain myself properly Muscle but yes I would deadlift the dumbells into a seated position before doing as I said. Wouldn't be lifting even light dumbells in a seated position.
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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/22 18:59:42 (permalink)
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    Dr Z
     
    Your probably right, I'm always a little cautious of ebay though and this is a long term buy
     
    Dav
     
    Yes that's what I will do. At the moment I just deadlift one DB but it will have to be both
     
     

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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/24 09:46:19 (permalink)
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    Muscle
    I haven't been in a gym for years. What do people do when benching on the incline, do you put both dumbbells down on the floor or leave one DB on the bench? Do you ever leave DB's on the bench?
     
    I always leave one DB on the bench so I don't have to pick both heavy ass bells up from the floor. Same with split squats I leave one or both DB's on the bench. Its easier, it would take more, quite a bit more actually to keep lifting the bells from the floor. It's like stripping a barbell or moving equipment around. To much labour like that becomes tedious and affects the lifting


    Have you ever tried dumbbell hooks?

    I’ve had back problems on and off for several years, so use hooks to hold dumbbells in place before staring my set. Wish I had found them years ago. Can now press dumbbells I would never have been able to get into position with.
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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/24 09:50:11 (permalink)
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    These are the ones I use -

    Worth a try at only 16 quid

    https://www.powerhouse-fi...QLtEAQYASABEgK72PD_BwE
    post edited by Dajoco - 2018/03/24 09:54:37
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    Re: Need a new bench 2018/03/24 23:35:01 (permalink)
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    Dajoco
     
    Yeah them hooks are worth looking at. I had lower back issues 12 years ago which lasted 2 -3 years. Its all corrected now but I never back squat or dead from the floor.
     
    There isn't any danger if deadlifted up and the bells are 40 - 50 kg. The problem is the effort. The hooks would take that away but then I would have set the rack and bar up, then move it all out of the way when doing seated cable rows. lol I sound lazy now.
     
    Its the bulgarian split squats which will pain me. I like taking them off the bench before starting. I will have deadlift them up as well.
     
     

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