You're generally paying for two things...
1. The number of attachments and adjustments,
like an incline facility or leg curl attachment.
2. The stability and sturdiness of the bench.
Weight benches that cost under $100.00, and which offer multiple
attachments will probably be less sound than flat benches
that cost $150.00 or more.
Another thing to consider is whether you will
only be lifting dumbells or barbells, or both. If you're looking
for a bench to use a barbell, you'll need an upright stand
to support it. If you want to do squats, you may find it worthwhile
to find a bench with higher uprights, enabling you to replace
Also consider whether you want attachments
on your bench. Reports show that multi-purpose benches tend
to be fairly sad as they are awkward to use and rarely do
they provide enough space to add a decent amount of weight.
Common attachments include the preacher curl
and butterfly. While preacher curls are a great exercise for
your biceps, there are so many other exercises that can do
the same thing and they just don't justify the extra cost.
The butterfly, on the other hand, is an exercise that is definitely
not work the extra cost. Traditional flies, with a set of
dumbells, will work your chest in the exact same way and are
probably more effective.
What most weight lifters really look for is
an incline facility. This feature is particularly important
for isolating the upper chest region. If the incline is inclined
to 90 degrees, it will support your back when you do overhead
We have included three low cost weight benches,
which we believe offer the best value for the dollar. They
are just a jumping off point to start your research and are
well work looking into...
Pro 125 Dumbbell Bench
This weight bench for dumbells, which includes an inclining
facility, is the best bench for its price that we've been
able to find. A safe and well known brand, if your preference
is to use dumbells, this Weider bench is a great choice.
Impex Olympic Bench 1900
A heavy duty bench that allows you to use olympic sized barbells.
This bench includes leg and preacher curl attachments. The
leg attachment enables you to adjust the pivot point for specific
muscle isolation. Adjustable incline and decline, it also
offers a flat surface and is designed for a walk in squat
position. A great bench for it's price range.
Again, these benches are just samples of weight
benches that you could consider. If you're a beginner, just
starting out, these benches are reasonably priced without
skimping on quality. Try out these on line retailers ifyou
are looking to purchase on line... They offer great selections