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Adjustable bench | Professional guide to choosing a gym bench

The adjustable bench is an essential element of the equipment of the training equipment, indispensable for all those who want to improve their fitness, reducing the risk of injury. Thanks to its versatility, it allows to train a wider range of muscle groups, compared to the classic flat bench.

What is an adjustable bench

Much more than just a training tool, it is a type of training bench, specially designed to support heavy loads, offering a safe and reliable base on which to train.

Most gym training benches are equipped with a steel frame surmounted by a padded bench, thin enough to allow even easy storage after use.

Different types of training benches are available, they can basically be divided into two categories : adjustable benches and flat benches.

Flat benches are designed specifically for exercises such as bench relaxation and can generally support a higher weight load. The adjustable are designed for a wider variety of exercises including core, back, arms and chest.

Why using an adjustable bench

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True staple of the gym equipment, when it comes to training, crazy versatile in its simplicity, this type of gym bench, will allow you to perform a series of exercises, taking advantage of the adjustable backrest, to always find the perfect location.

Advantages of using the adjustable bench

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The advantages of the use of gym benches are countless, let’s list together some :

  1. Efficiency in isolating different muscle groups so you can direct the effort in certain areas of the body.
  2. Concrete support of movements to help maintain a consistent gesture shape.
  3. Ability to realize a wider range of exercises.

Considerations before purchasing

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Before buying a bench, we advise you to choose carefully what type of gym weight bench to buy.

Adjustable bench vs flat bench

If you are a powerlifter who trains daily with important weights we recommend you to choose a flat bench like our Mighty flat bench.

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Flat bench Mighty

The new Mighty version of our flat bench with larger profiles makes one of our best and best-selling gym benches even more stable. Having 8 cm wide profiles, this bench is suitable for gyms of Powerlifting and Crossfit, in which this type of equipment is used more frequently with important loads.

If, for example, you have a power rack with a cable and pulley system, a weight bench of this type like our top model, best seller Royal Flat Bench, could be the right choice.

Ultimate Adjustable Bench

Ideal for gyms that want to meet the individual needs of all athletes. Our Ultimate Adjustable Bench is made of laser cut steel and foam and is covered with artificial leather, making it very stable and comfortable. The legs have a non-slip rubber on the bottom for added safety. In addition, is equipped with wheels to facilitate its transport.

Versatility vs Workload

To improve the versatility and variety of exercises the inclined bench is the choice to make, without a doubt. This type of bench acts as a flat bench when needed, but when needed it becomes adjustable to various degrees of inclination with a range of movement from flat to 90 degrees.


As you can see there are many models of training benches and choosing the right one is not always easy. If you have any doubts, please contact us so that we can offer you free advice on the type of bench to buy.


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