Benches | Bench Press

Benches | Bench Press

Serious weight lifting requires a serious bench

A quality bench will be the real workhorse of your gym. They can be used for dumbbell work or in your power rack. The benches that have optional attachments can be almost like a multi gym. So your weight bench will see a lot of action, that is why it is critical to get something that can stand up to the rigours of regular training.

The most basic bench is the flat bench. These were the most common type of benches in the early days of weight training. Ironically as strength training has reverted back to an emphasis on basic movements like bench press, flat benches have undergone resurgence. But for those that want some variety, benches were designed that could also go incline. This allowed you to do different exercises in a variety of angles – like incline bench press. The design of these flat incline benches is relatively simple, so they can be very heavy duty.

The incline benches were further developed to incorporate decline angles. These benches are commonly referred to as FID benches (Flat, Incline, Decline). For serious home gym users or personal trainers that are tight on space, the FID bench is very popular. You get to perform a variety of exercises from the one workout bench.

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Featured Benches | Bench Press

Ironmaster Super Bench
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Ironmaster Super Bench

Product Code: IMSUPER

The Ironmaster Super Bench is not only a high quality weight training bench, the addition of the ma..

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$399.00 Ex Tax: $362.73

Barbarian Weight Lifting Bench with Decline
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Barbarian Weight Lifting Bench with Decline

Product Code: BB-9052

The Barbarian Weight Lifting Bench features decline functionality along with the following features:..

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$449.00 Ex Tax: $408.18

Powertec Utility Bench
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Powertec Utility Bench

Product Code: WB-UB16

The Powertec Workbench Utility Bench was always popular due to it's versatility. The re-designed 2016 version makes it a stand out as a gym bench alone, without factoring...

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$499.00 Ex Tax: $453.64

 

What's wrong with a cheap bench?

If you are committed to your training, you will need to invest in a quality bench. Although they might be twice the price or even more than a cheap bench, it is a sound investment that will pay dividends down the line. Since your bench sees a lot of work, the quality of materials in a budget bench will only last a year or two if you are lucky.

It is crucial for the bench to have quality upholstery. If you are lifting heavy, the cheap foam simply compresses and doesn’t offer any comfort. Secondly the padding is attached to a timber board. On cheap benches this board cracks making the bench almost useless.

What is more concerning is a bench that uses poor quality materials combined with a poor design. This is dangerous. Often a large portion of the load is resting on a cheap pin or a welded joint between two pieces of paper thin steel. The factories that produce these benches aren’t liable for any injuries caused, so they will overstate their load capacities. If you are a serious trainer moving some serious weight, this is an accident waiting to happen.

 

We stock the best & most functional benches in Australia

This is why we have the best range of benches in Australia. All our benches are designed and produced by international companies selling in both Europe and the United States. They have undergone independent testing and certification for their intended use. More importantly they have been around for years and taken plenty of punishment in gyms around the world.

In particular this is important in FID benches. Their increased functionality means that there are more moving parts. The more moving parts often mean the potential for play and instability. Whether it is Barbarian, Ironmaster, Megatec or Powertec; all these decline benches are built like tanks.

The other reason we are known for stocking the best benches is the fact that our benches are the most functional. Several of our benches have optional attachments available, bringing you even more versatility to your gym.

All Other Benches | Bench Press

Barbarian Warrior Flat Incline Bench
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Barbarian Warrior Flat Incline Bench

Product Code: BB-9051

The Barbarian Warrior Flat Incline Bench is a no nonsense multi purpose bench for any gym environme..

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$499.00 Ex Tax: $453.64

Barbarian Commercial FID Bench
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Barbarian Commercial FID Bench

Product Code: BB-9050-2

The Barbarian Commercial FID Bench is a brute of a bench, designed for heavy lifting. Please do not ..

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$599.00 Ex Tax: $544.55

Megatec Multi Bench
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Megatec Multi Bench

Product Code: MT-MB

The Megatec Multi Bench is more than just an average bench. It is an engineering masterpiece! This b..

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$599.00 Ex Tax: $544.55

Barbarian Commerical Flat Bench
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Barbarian Commerical Flat Bench

Product Code: BB-9045

The Barbarian Commercial Flat Bench is more than a basic gym bench. It has both angle and height adjustment which makes it extremely versatile for a gym or studio.

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$315.00 Ex Tax: $286.36

Barbarian Warrior Bench Slim Backrest
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Barbarian Warrior Bench Slim Backrest

Product Code: BB-8051-S

The Barbarian Warrior Bench Slim is another piece of German ingenuity to enhance your weight trainin..

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$499.00 Ex Tax: $453.64

Powertec Olympic Bench Press
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Powertec Olympic Bench Press

Product Code: WB-OB16

The Powertec Olympic Bench Press has always been a favourite for the weight trainer looking for a solid and compact bench press. But the latest design makes it stand out ...

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$599.00 Ex Tax: $544.55

Barbarian Commercial Bench Press
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Barbarian Commercial Bench Press

Product Code: BB-9061

The Barbarian Commercial Bench Press for sale here is suitable for competition or commercial use. It..

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$849.00 Ex Tax: $771.82

Powertec Workbench Multi Press
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Powertec Workbench Multi Press

Product Code: WB-MP16

The Powertec Workbench Multi Press combines a leverage chest press and shoulder press into one mach..

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$995.00 Ex Tax: $904.55

Barbarian Biceps Blaster Preacher Curl
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Barbarian Biceps Blaster Preacher Curl

Product Code: BB-9056

The Barbarian Biceps Blaster Preacher Curl gives you the best of both worlds for your bicep workout..

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$649.00 Ex Tax: $590.00

Megatec Olympic Bench Press
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Megatec Olympic Bench Press

Product Code: MT-OB-DS

The Megatec Olympic Bench Press is the ideal solution for your home gym or studio if you are looking..

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$899.00 Ex Tax: $817.27

 

A new age for the humble bench - versatility with attachments...

Whenever you talk about versatility in a workout bench the Ironmaster Super Bench immediately comes to mind. It easily has the longest list of fair dinkum attachments – by fair dinkum I mean you can actually use them for their intended purpose. So the leg extension will feel like a standalone leg extension machine.

When you start adding attachments to the Super Bench it morphs from being a solid FID bench into a multi gym. Whether it is a home gym or a studio, you need to pack a lot of exercises into each piece of equipment; the Ironmaster Bench will always be first on your list.

The Barbarian BB-9050-2, Megatec and Powertec benches also feature some handy optional attachments too. They have leg extension and curl, leverage preacher curl, pec fly and dip attachments. These are all quality exercises that can spice up your workout routine.

Quality guaranteed, all you do is choose a bench that's right for you

My final word is that we probably have too many benches. It was easier back in the day when we only offered three benches. Today some people get bamboozled by the variety on offer. So my advice is simple; don’t over think the decision. By being selective with the brands that we stock, we have made your decision simple.

All our benches are good quality and will last forever. They have all been properly designed, so will work properly for their intended use. So whichever bench you choose, you will be able to train hard for many years to come. If you need some assistance or guidance, we will only be too happy to guide you to the bench that will work best for your intended purpose.

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