Good place to order a bench from?

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Want to buy a bench so I can start building my home gym..

    I want something that gives the different incline degree settings, as well as olympic size. One that does decline too??? Don't need attachments. I looked on NY barbell, but wasn't too impressed with the ones they offer. Suggestions?
     
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    I got a cheap one from Sears :rofl:

    but it goes from 90 degress all the way to the floor so i can hit incline and decline if i want
     
  3. Skeletor

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    I would get it in person so you can try it out at the store as far as comfort, size, features, and quality of build.
     
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    Good thought.. ..but aren't stores going to be much more expensive? Sports Authority, Dicks, etc?
     
  5. Skeletor

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    possibly... you could always go there, find a model you like, and check it out online to see prices. I would imagine shipping costs would be pretty high for a heavy thing like that, so it may even out.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Its a bench about quality of build would be the only thing I would be worried about. Its not like its a lazy boy
     
  7. Skeletor

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    :dunno: I've been on some benches with add-ons and shit that were really uncomfortable for a 6'4" guy. Would just suck to get one and then realize your knees hit the leg-attachment thing when you're benching.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    So then just get a bench :eek3:
     
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  10. Skeletor

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    :werd: leg attachments are fucking gay.
     
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    Good benches cost over 250.00 :wtc:
     
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    You can try models in store but buy it online :cool:
     
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    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    I'm having a tough time as well...and also dragging my feet on a power rack (all the free shipping ones on NYBB are too tall for my basement) and I'm too cheap to pay full price plus shipping for the shorter ones.

    Let me know what you find...seems we're both building home gyms at the same time.

    (And of course I was off last week which meant no workday web surfing, and I missed out on an adjustable bench for $50 on CL. Real, too, not one of those cheap ones. Fuck.)
     
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    :rofl: That's the exact same ones used in my gym now..

    There are no BB arms? Great for DB's... but I want to do BB benches as well, and I'll be by myself.

    I'm also dragging on the power rack. I want one now, but don't have my house yet and I have no idea what will fit and what won't.. :(
     
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    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    My plan is to get something that will support both dbs and bbs. If you get a bench that is connected to the bb support, then you won't really be able to do any sort of db press, it likely won't adjust up for any sort of overhead pressing movements, and you'll always be limited to where you can move the bench because the big ass rack on the back of it. My plan was to get a freestanding bench and a small power rack like the half ones at NYBB. You can do bb bench off of these but you'd still be able to take the bench out and use it for other things.
     
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    Getting one that does incline, flat and decline would be worth the money for home so you don't have to buy two, or jerry rig something to turn a flat bench into an incline bench. I would recomend getting it on the internet, there is not much you need to try out, they are all pretty much the same.
     
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    oooooooh good idea. :doh:
     
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    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    Something like this:

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    $240 w/ free shipping

    inside this:

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    $250 plus shipping

    I'm just a cheapass and haven't pulled the trigger.
     
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    Only thing that sucks about that half rack is that I wouldn't use it for squatting.. I want a full cage..
     
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    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    Why not? The rack is 66" tall, so you figure the pin holes on the back support are about 62" off the ground. And unfortunately it doesn't say how high the highest pin is on the front support, but if you're doing more than a half squat it should be low enough.

    Anyways, there's always this one if your gym ceiling is height-challenged like mine and you want a bit more:

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    $299 plus ship
     
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    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    And if my ceiling weren't about 76" high (before I finish the room), I'd just get this one and be done with it:

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    $299 free ship
     
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    I personally hate those pin style catches. :hs:
     
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    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    What do you mean? What are the alternatives? Those appear to look like the ones my old gym used...at least that style...

    *edit - do you mean you prefer something like this?

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    This is the one I wanted to get..
     
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