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Fitness Reality 1000 Super Max Weight Bench $168.97

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[Amazon.ca] Fitness Reality 1000 Super Max Weight Bench $168.97

Great price on a solid bench, in stock for PRIME delivery! I bought the bowflex 3.1 for even more and it doesn't have as many incremental positions :(

Also they are selling the power cage for $443.97 which some people have mentioned looks like a good deal as well

** EDIT Oct 8th ** Temporarily out of stock but available on walmart.ca at same price with free shipping

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/fitness-re ... AqD7bLWUPI


https://www.amazon.ca/Fitness-Reality-2 ... ast_sto_dp

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Included Components: bench, manual
Sport Type: Fitness & Yoga
800 lbs real weight capacity. User height up to 6-Feet 4-Inch
Smooth 12 position Adjustable backrest by utilizing 2 position front leg adjustment
Backrest adjusts to-20 degree decline to Plus 80 degree incline angles
Detachable 3 position Adjustable leg hold down bar for additional stability during workouts
Can be folded for storage. Folded size: 51-Inch L x 23.5-Inch w x 9-Inch H
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10 viewers, any comment?
Is this more or less match to bench at gym?
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I have this. Paid $199. It’s not bad. Use it for dumbbell exercises (shoulders, chest press- flat/incline/decline, flys, rear lateral raises). Easy to switch back position.

Have a separate bench for barbells, so can’t comment on that.

Only thing I don’t like is the angle of the front legs. They stick out past the seat and I’ve tripped over them a few times.
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I bought this back in may. Compared to the one I used to use at goodlife, I feel the butt space is way too big, I'd prefer it to be smaller, and the front leg I wish it stuck "out" to the front instead of to the right and left. You have to stick your feet at a wide angle to even have them on the ground when doing shoulder press for example.
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I recently purchased this as well. I agree with the others stating the legs stick out, but it's not really a huge problem for me. Personally the larger seat is part of why I'd recommend this bench, but maybe I just have a large booty lol. Overall for this price I'd definitely recommend it, I love the convenience of the angle adjustability, I was using the crappy bench from canadian tire before and it was such a pain to unscrew the knob to change angles, not to mention the angles available were useless and the bench was just overall garbage.

I use it for all major barbell and dumbbell exercises and have it's been great overall. I'd say the major difference between this and a more expensive commercial bench you'd find at a gym is the padding thickness, it is noticeably thinner but so far hasn't actually caused any discomfort (though I only got this a month ago).
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Hmm, actually debating this.

Looking to build a bench and squat station as my (local military) gym has been closed to the public and all others are pretty far away. Thought I could survive like 6 months no gym, but damn, do you lose gains fast...and sounds like it will remain closed to public for a while.

Seems like the same company has a rack as well that seems a good price, no? Approx 600 for rack and bench, seems okay?
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Thanks OP. Needed one (and the cage) for a while now. Ordered both and the collars.

Hopefully they are worth it otherwise it will be a pain sending them back.
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McGarnagle wrote: I bought this back in may. Compared to the one I used to use at goodlife, I feel the butt space is way too big, I'd prefer it to be smaller, and the front leg I wish it stuck "out" to the front instead of to the right and left. You have to stick your feet at a wide angle to even have them on the ground when doing shoulder press for example.
I dislike how it sticks out, BUT, on press exercises, I put my feet behind those front left/right bars, and use it for leverage to push against while arching. I'm on carpet in the basement, so it's actually helpful since my feet have low grip.
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Been looking for a cheaper bench, this does the trick! Thanks for the heads-up OP!
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Also got this around May.
Very solid bench for the price and lots of different positions
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Jul 5, 2006
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What's the quality of the steel frame? I purchased this one during the summer when it was the only thing available https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07YXV ... UTF8&psc=1 It does the job but I feel could bend the frame with some well applied pressure if I wanted. So I'm a little cautious while using it. This one is rated for 800lbs vs 330lbs for the one I have, so I would expect it to be more solid. I do like the quick adjustability. Mine is a pain in that regard.
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I have this bench as well, overall pretty happy with it. Not sure there's a better alternative in this price range, in stock and shipped to your house. Wouldn't say its commercial quality but really good and much better than the budget Mercy / Cap benches.

haven't tried the bowflex 3.1 so can't comment on the comparison.

The backrest area might be a bit narrow for benching but I have a flat bench for that.

Wheels on the rear is really nice too for moving around.
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Feb 13, 2012
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I was looking for a decent adjustable bench under $200 to complete my home gym. I missed out when this was $179 a couple weeks back before it jumped to $232. Checked amazon morning and pulled trigger at $168. Glad I can finally retire by DIY wooden flat bench.
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Thanks OP, ordered one.
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peakingduck wrote: I have this bench as well, overall pretty happy with it. Not sure there's a better alternative in this price range, in stock and shipped to your house. Wouldn't say its commercial quality but really good and much better than the budget Mercy / Cap benches.

haven't tried the bowflex 3.1 so can't comment on the comparison.

The backrest area might be a bit narrow for benching but I have a flat bench for that.

Wheels on the rear is really nice too for moving around.
I have the bowflex 3.1, its extremely durable and sturdy, paid $199 at Cdn Tire local pickup. Had to craft some wood blocks to give it more adjustments, also the seat doesnt adjust like this one does, it may slide down while doing heavy lifting but seemed ok for me so far
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Width of the bench by the shoulder area is a deal breaker for me.

Like many others, I’m setting a home gym up but I rather have versatility and be able to do dumbbell exercises as well as bench presses with a bar. I rather not have to get another bench.

Not in a rush but will wait for something more versatile.

Other wise- thanks OP for posting a great deal!
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what the max height of a person that this bench would fit? I'm over 6 ft and find some benches are to short
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Thanks OP, with another lockdown looming on the horizon need something I can do reliable workouts with this fall and winter. Love that it folds nearly flat for us apartment dwellers.
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Going to order one, thanks for sharing. Now I just need some heavy duty mats and dumbbells! Already have a full power cage and barbell set so I'm almost set to completely avoid public gyms. One thing I'm going to miss is the cable towers... Wondering how to best replicate that at home. Maybe some sort of attachment to the power cage?
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