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2005/08/02 13:48:42 (permalink)
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Preacher Pad

I am needing to buy a cheap bench as I have been managing without for 3 months and want to progress. I have read that the Fly attachments are useless but what about a preacher pad or lat tower are they of benefit? Thanks
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    cleg
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    RE: Preacher Pad 2005/08/02 14:02:34 (permalink)
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    Lat attachments on cheap benches always look a bit flimsy to me.The preacher could be very useful,thats the one I would go for.
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    RE: Preacher Pad 2005/08/03 06:39:58 (permalink)
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    I almost bought a Marcy cheap bench with lat pulldown and preacher attachment last year. I asked the salesman how much the lat thing could hold and he said "ohhhh, loads, never mind that, just buy it" or words to that effect
    needless to say I didn't, checked it out on the 'net and found out it could only handle 20or30kg, I forget. not nearly enough anyway.
    you'd be much better off buying a cheap dumbell bench, eg the York one, which I have put 200+kg on without a problem, and a chin bar, for about 50 quid for both.
    OR, if you're serious about lifting, splash out on a good heavy duty bench, eg Bodysolid, and a chin bar, and you're set for life
    I did the former, but a year on I wish I'd done the latter.

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    RE: Preacher Pad 2005/08/03 13:11:43 (permalink)
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    Thanks, what you say makes sense although I will get the B/B holder for B/B bench press. I have bought a pull up bar but not put it up yet sounds like I might get some gains from it? would ideally like to do dips at home and trying to think about getting something fabricted.
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