Weights bench advice

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2011/04/01 09:15:50 (permalink)

Weights bench advice

Hi guys,
Just after a little advice if possible, basically im looking to end my gym membership due to work commitments and start working out at home instead.  The first item on my list is a weights bench.  However im not sure whether just to go for a good quality basic bench instead of a cheap bench with all the extras I would never user (Leg Extension’s etc).
Can you do barbell chest press’s OK without weight supports (as i know these come with a lot of the cheaper benches)?  It’s never something ive really done at the gym (always done dumbbell chest presses!).
Many thanks!

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    Re:Weights bench advice 2011/04/01 18:05:25 (permalink)
    I'd get a sturdy one with bench press attachments at least mate
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    Re:Weights bench advice 2011/04/01 18:35:50 (permalink)
    Whats your budget?
    I got one from fitness superstore a few years back and it was good. The leg extension was rubbish but it could be removed and left a really sturdy bench. Bout £150 I think it was

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    Re:Weights bench advice 2011/04/02 11:09:02 (permalink)
    I'd opt for a squat rack, solid bench and a decent olympic weight set and dumbell set.
    Ebay is always a good start for things like this?
    Bowflex Selectech Dumbells would be ideal, a decent body solid adjustable bench and then any olympic (or standard if you prefer) weight set with bar.
    I have this set up in my home gym and you can cover a massive range of exercises SAFELY which is ideal.
    Also, if you buy the kit second hand it will hold its value so all is not lost if you come to swapping and changing kit as i regularly do.
    Hope this helps
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