Help me choose a bench v.sickofthegym

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Which bench do you like?

  1. [img]http://www.hostmypiconline.com/images/bench01.jpg[/img] POWERLINE

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  2. [img]http://www.hostmypiconline.com/images/bench02.jpg[/img] POWERTECT

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  1. Mugwump

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    (Poll in progress.)

    Both for less than $200.

    Both do incline (I don't care about decline).

    One I like because of its simplistic design (Powerline), since the only space for this will be in my living room.

    The other I like because it folds up (Powertec).

    Thoughts? I figured out that I can train almost every muscle on a flat/incline bench, except lats.
     
  2. ralyks

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    Toss the barbell on the floor and do BOR. The powertec looks like it can be set up for seated military presses.
     
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    Huge Evil Robot Must not sleep, must warn others

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    the bench on the top one looks really thin... The one at my house is like that, and once you are more than say, 150lbs, it is extremely uncomfrotable.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    bent over rows.

    How are you going to squat with that setup though?
     
  6. Bobert

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    :rofl: I'm at home for the weekend and I tried raising the supports to roughly shoulder height on my bench to squat. That was fucking hilarious. Fortunately it was only DE work. I pretty much had to goodmorning it out... Luckily I'm a pussy and only squat 315 for a 1rm.
     
  7. Mugwump

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    Front squat, light weight, high reps.

    Deadlift, heavy weight, low reps.
     
  8. TQ

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    Make sure you go and look at them. Some of the cheaper ones feel REALLY flimsy.

    My brother got a really nice Marcy Impex (I think?) for like $149 on sale at Dick's. It feels sturdier than some benches that were like $50-100 more. :coold:
     
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    It looks very similiar to this one.

    You can use it to do squats :coold:

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    Mine is by exertec, it was $100 at Academy around Xmas time and is plenty sturdy enough for my fat ass (was 315 lbs when I started working out). Came with a nice rack that CAN be raised enough for squats but still not 100% as comfortable as an actual squat rack. Has the incline/decline adjustability and the leg curl/raise as well. That along with the 7 ft oly bar and 300 lb weight set came in around $200 and i've been able to do nearly everything I have wanted to with it. :dunno:

    i guess if being compact is what you want, though one of those would be better suited.
     
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  11. Mugwump

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    Same brand.

    I don't need the stuff on the edge of the bench though; just gets in the way.
     
  12. MaineSucks

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    but a cage off craigslist/ebay and an adjustable bench
     
  13. Mugwump

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    When I get a second bedroom, maybe I will.
     
  14. MaineSucks

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    just keep it in your living room
     
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