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

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peakingduck wrote: The seated military benches (the short ones) at my gym don't go completely 90 so I'm used to pressing on 80-85 degrees. A 90 degree bench would probably be uncomfortable for heavier sets due to most people being front delt dominant.

Heres a picture of my bench set at the most vertical setting. Make sure the seat is adjusted (the pin). Mine gets completely flat no problem.
This. My bench does go 90 degree and I never use it. Main reason is that at 90 degree it essentially feels like the back padding is pushing you off the seat when you're pressing heavy weights, also, the seat wont incline when the backrest is that far up as the padding prevents it. If I want to go almost 90 degrees, I set the bench to flat, set the main bar to just under shoulder height while seated and place the bench under it like I'm going to do a flat bench press, throw a towel around the middle of the bar and sit with my back just touching the bar, since you're upright there isn't any real pressure backwards and you can move your butt around to get just the right angle, including 90 degrees if you want.

IMO this is a solid deal on a bench that will support 800lbs. If it came with a preacher attachment I'd be tempted to grab one to replace my 10+ year old Nautilus.
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so this is ok for folks over 6 ft tall?
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rfder0381 wrote: Is there anything in between this and https://www.roguecanada.ca/rogue-adjustable-bench-2-0 in terms of quality and price?
Yes, look at Bells of Steel or Tydax, both Canadian and both re-stocking every couple of months with plenty of notice on their newsletters/insta. The XM Fitness series from Treadmill Factory is good quality as well in the mid price point.
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flyingnurse wrote: Ugh, if only it had an 850 pound weight capacity.
Wow is it even human to lift that much or are you trying to use it as a jack stand for your car
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aurasphere wrote: I guess I just don't see how it's meant for 90% of the users here who can probably lift maybe (assuming 200lbs themselves + another 200lbs weights). If you're super jacked sure this deal is for you. I highly doubt most of this board will accumulate over 400lbs of weight
It was mentioned by another but the max load is just that, the maximum before the bench is tested to fail. Understanding everyone's needs are different and this is a deal website, don't skimp on the bench if your truly love working out, can move some decent weight ( you don't need to max out to feel how unstable a cheap bench is with a pair of 50's in each hand) and want to have a proper stable bench.
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Luyuan20 wrote: Wow is it even human to lift that much or are you trying to use it as a jack stand for your car
He weighs 650 lbs
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Can someone post the dimensions of this in flat position?
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Any place that has weight plates available? I can't seem to find them anywhere.
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moon_man33 wrote: Any place that has weight plates available? I can't seem to find them anywhere.
Canadian tire has 25lb plates in stock at sheppard/leslie and a few other locations in GTA

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/cast ... 40052.html
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Ordered. I would have like the Northern Light FID benches for $239-299 but this is cheaper and in stock.

NOW, I just hope that it doesn't become another glorified clothing rack.
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I bought this bench when it was $132. Happy I did.

I am tall with broad shoulders. The seat is a bit wide, but whatever. It is perfect on my back. Angle range is decent and super stable.
The bench is high off the ground, which I like, but imagine if you are in the 5'8" range, you may find it an adjustment.
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I wonder if there's a way to replace with thicker padding since it's very thin the way it is.
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Update: Okay so, whoever deleted their comments saying this bench is 9" at its widest, you're talking out of your ass. This bench is suitable for 6' fellas and the back rest itself is 12" at its widest, and 10" at its narrowest (at the top). I'm very surprised at the quality of this bench. I'm 180 and I've pressed 315 with it and it felt real sturdy. A definite buy.
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Mine is arriving tomorrow. Can't wait.

I still need to get some heavy duty floor mats for the bench and power cage though because I have thick carpeting in my basement. Any suggestions? TIA.
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Should i just go with one of the cheap marcy benches if i have the physique of a fruitarian? I'l probably struggle lifting up a screwdriver when im assembling it
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Cowser wrote: Should i just go with one of the cheap marcy benches if i have the physique of a fruitarian? I'l probably struggle lifting up a screwdriver when im assembling it
I would just buy a recliner at that point. Lifting a beer bottle should be more than enough for you.
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dilligafeh wrote: I would just buy a recliner at that point. Lifting a beer bottle should be more than enough for you.
Let's not bring up beer bottles and recliners, i need to work on my beach body for next summer
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Cowser wrote: Let's not bring up beer bottles and recliners, i need to work on my beach body for next summer
Considering you brought up the fact that lifting a screwdriver would be a challenge for you , I thought I'd help you along.
Beach body eh ? You could be the beached whale everyone talks about, you will make a big splash on twitter and Instagram. Not everyone need to be shredded.

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