Benches and free weights are popular in home gyms since they are small enough to fit into a recreational or spare room, yet versatile enough to allow full body, complete workouts. Adjustable benches are not expensive so they are great for those who want to start working out at home and are on a budget. Plus, benches can be used in conjunction with other strength equipment, so no matter what is added to a home gym, the bench can typically always be utilized – making it a solid investment.
Many people utilize weight benches just for dumbbell and bar type exercise, but they are more versatile than that. As an example, they can provide a solid surface to perform tricep dips or preacher curls. A sturdy bench can make a great plyometric platform. Hook bands on the end for rehabilitation exercises. Heck, benches are great for stretch assisting too. Plus, benches can be easily adjusted to increase in difficulty as you grow stronger. Pop your toes on the edge of the back pad and do decline push-ups – increasing the incline of the back pad will increase the difficulty of the push-up. Utilizing the simple, yet effective weight bench allows creativity in your workout, while saving money and space.
There are many types of benches to choose from. Depending upon your size and shape, as well as the types of exercises you are performing, the size and density of the padding will contribute to your comfort – softer is not necessarily more comfortable. Further, versatility varies with each bench, some having more adjustment points than others. If you purchase a fitness bench for your home, it should last a lifetime – so be sure about your investment. To find the bench and weights that best fit your fitness needs, a Fitness Exchange Professional can assist you. Click Here To Contact Us.