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spooln
02-24-2012, 11:24 AM
Has anyone used one of these? Can't find any reviews or mention of someone using it.

817boy
02-24-2012, 12:32 PM
Has anyone used one of these? Can't find any reviews or mention of someone using it.

If you look there is a section that has 2 reviews on it. http://www.roguefitness.com/westside-bench.php

I think its cool but it would be a lot nicer if it could also do incline pressing in it. The problem i see w/ it the most is the price, i mean for like another $300 you can buy a Rogue Westside Barbell Rack and Rogues flat bench. and still be able to a lot more moves than just flat benching.

spooln
03-28-2012, 02:32 AM
After using the bench for a while I decided to give a review since there seems to be very few out there.

First off I know a power rack can be had for the same price or a few hundred more. But I needed a specialized bench. One that was versatile and built to last. After comparing commercial benches, the Westside bench was unlike all the others which caught my attention. When comparing the price of it to other commercial benches it was a bargain when you factored in all the things you could do within it and the safety aspect of being in a rack.

- The bench pad is very comfortable and provides excellent grip and height
- Very sturdy construction
- Easy to use without a spotter
- Ability to use bands
- Lots of adjustability
- Powerlifter friendly (foot placement)
If you've shopped around for a commercial bench press you know how expensive they are and can get. I've used several descent quality benches and this one ranks up at the top. It just feels comfortable and safe when using heavy weight.

Not a very detailed review but figured something needed to be out there on it

Northernmoris
03-28-2012, 04:11 AM
Could you attach some photos.

adaje41
03-28-2012, 05:21 AM
- Powerlifter friendly (foot placement)


I'm interested to see how foot placement works for this. Might just be my lack of imagination but I'm thinking some guys would have issues with their legs hitting that lower front crossmember

Cleveland33
03-28-2012, 06:42 AM
I've loved that bench ever since I saw it. My ideal would be to have that and an older-style squat rack that is only 18" deep or so, kinda like Rip's one design.

a7stringkilla
03-28-2012, 08:25 AM
Just get a freakin power rack and bench! The only reason someone should buy that bench is if you have all the basic pieces of equipment and now want some cool/different extra stuff. As far as benches go, I would pick my bench over that one any day of the week. Its not as "specialized" as that bench but I have a Power Rack and bench if I need the features of that "R" brand bench.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p485/a7stringkilla/7.jpg

spooln
03-28-2012, 04:13 PM
I'm interested to see how foot placement works for this. Might just be my lack of imagination but I'm thinking some guys would have issues with their legs hitting that lower front crossmember

I was worried about that as well but once I used it I don't see how that could interfere. Your head is not going to be on the end of the bench, more like even with the posts if not further in. The J-cups put the bar a few more inches out from the post. I don't put my feet way under me but there is still plenty room.

spooln
03-28-2012, 04:15 PM
Could you attach some photos.

Don't have any on me at this time. The stock photos on Rogues website pretty much show it all.

spooln
03-28-2012, 05:10 PM
Just get a freakin power rack and bench! The only reason someone should buy that bench is if you have all the basic pieces of equipment and now want some cool/different extra stuff. As far as benches go, I would pick my bench over that one any day of the week. Its not as "specialized" as that bench but I have a Power Rack and bench if I need the features of that "R" brand bench.



I agree that a power rack would be a better option, for a home gym. This is in a gym that I need a dedicated bench. I would love to get an Elite FTS bench or some other quality bench but for the price and amount of time to get it, this was my best option and one that I am happy with. If a power rack was the answer for all why do they even make benches?

Keetman
03-28-2012, 05:12 PM
Don't have any on me at this time. The stock photos on Rogues website pretty much show it all.


Yea, but we like the porn if you're going to tell the story....indulge us, please? ;)

Also, can you squat in this thing? I can't tell if you can remove the bench and squat. Even if you can, it looks like you would have a pita time trying to step over the supports. Just seems like a waste to me...I like the design, but why go to the trouble of basically making a sumo rack, but not working in an efficient way to squat?




I agree that a power rack would be a better option, for a home gym. This is in a gym that I need a dedicated bench. I would love to get an Elite FTS bench or some other quality bench but for the price and amount of time to get it, this was my best option and one that I am happy with. If a power rack was the answer for all why do they even make benches?


Don't worry, he's on a tirade today on anything and everything Rogue. Its not you or the bench so much as the Rogue=Justin Beiber situation :D.

spooln
03-28-2012, 05:36 PM
There really is no good way to use it squat out of. If you were desperate you could remove the bench or put the J-cups on the outside. I have been looking at it trying to figure out other methods of using it or other attachments R sells on it. I did put the Jcups on the outside and used it to curl so technically they weren't squat rack curls. I would like to see an adjustable bench made for this to be able to do inclines out of.

As far as the Rogue situation, I never heard of them till I looked in here a month ago. This bench was the first thing I ordered from them. I do like the versatility of their equipment. If I was to buy several pieces I could interchange their attachments from one another since they use the same hole pattern.

Keetman
03-28-2012, 05:42 PM
There really is no good way to use it squat out of. If you were desperate you could remove the bench or put the J-cups on the outside. I have been looking at it trying to figure out other methods of using it or other attachments R sells on it. I did put the Jcups on the outside and used it to curl so technically they weren't squat rack curls. I would like to see an adjustable bench made for this to be able to do inclines out of.

As far as the Rogue situation, I never heard of them till I looked in here a month ago. This bench was the first thing I ordered from them. I do like the versatility of their equipment. If I was to buy several pieces I could interchange their attachments from one another since they use the same hole pattern.


Well, that's too bad. Seems like they could've tweaked it a bit and made it a little more versatile.

Rogue's a good company. I've seen a number of their products and been to their store a number of times. They have always treated me good and they seem to care about their customers.