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Strength Training Benches: Here's What to Know

Strength training and weight benches are a great way to bring the convenience of lifting to your home. Available in a variety of styles, strength training benches exist to help you perform a variety of exercises. Whether you're hoping to increase your max bench press weight or tone up your triceps, you're sure to find a weight bench that meets your fitness needs on eBay.

What types of weight benches are available?

Weight benches come in a number of configurations. However, the strength of the weight bench is typically classified into one of two categories based on the amount of strain that they can take from the constant lifting and dropping of heavy weights.

  • Standard: This kind of bench is designed for casual users. It is lightweight and may be adjustable.
  • Olympic: Designed for heavy weight lifting, this bench has steel bars designed to revolve freely.

Different types of weight benches help with different sorts of exercises. Weight benches can help you perform a wide variety of exercises, depending on what kind they are. Personal preference and space factor into style selection as well. you can use any kind of dumbbells with any bench. Most kinds of barbells rack comfortably into most benches. Make sure that the plates you get for your barbell are standard or designed to fit the bar.

When is an adjustable weight bench appropriate?

Adjustable weight benches allow for different angles of incline. Depending on which muscle groups you're trying to work, different incline heights are more or less practical. For example, a bench press requires a horizontal position. An inclined version works most effectively with an angled seat, about 45 degrees. Shoulder presses are effective when you adjust the bench to sit upright in a vertical position. If you are performing several different angles of weightlifting, this is a good choice to discover on eBay.

How much space does a weight bench take up?

This depends less on the weight bench and more on the fitness equipment you want to use with it. Free weights can take up around 35 feet of storage, while barbells will push it closer to 50 feet. The workout bench itself will probably be somewhere around 4 1/2 feet long, depending on the particular model. In addition, you want to have room to move around to switch out plates and dumbbells. Some models allow you to fold the weight bench for storage, which can drastically reduce its form factor.

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