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05-26-2002, 08:20 AM
IAM CURRENTLY LOOKING TO BUY A NEW FOLDING BENCH - CAN ANYONE HELP?? OR HAVE ANYONE GOT ANY SUGGESTIONS??
06-03-2002, 11:33 AM
I just got this Vertex bench last week and I'm loving it.
It comes with a leg extension accessory and you can get a preacher curl add-on as well (which I got). I'm planning on this being the LAST bench I buy.
As a plus, not only is it adjustable for back incline and decline, but the front part is adjustable up and down as well. Maybe they all do this, but my old one didn't so I think this is great.
It cost me $219 at a store in Reno.
Make sure it's comfy to sit on when you're all done killing yourself. Ha.
Yes there is a large superstore in Northhampton.
This is where i fell stoopid for even replying.
Although i know there is one in northhampton i Cant remember what its called. But it is advertised in all the muscle mags
06-03-2002, 04:44 PM
benches with a preacher curl attachment are nice EXCEPT I haven't found one that has a bar rack like a real preacher curl station has. The BodySolid one is so cheap it seems pointless to get the attachment instead of the station.
What does everyone else think? It sure is convenvient to reach right over the pad and grab the bar off the rack and drop it back when you are exhausted.
sorry for the minor 'thread-jack' these are the bench and preacher curl station I was refering to.
06-03-2002, 06:30 PM
Yeah, preacher curl attachments are a hit and miss item depending on the bench or maker of the attachment. My attachment has a 'gutter' at the bottom for bar placement. Cool if you're not using an EZ curl bar. My EZ curl bar balances precariously so I have to watch it.
When I bought it I was shown this other attachment which had sort of an EZ curl bar attached to a weight plate holder not unlike a leg extension attachment except that it was on the preacher bench. I would have bought it except that when we put it in the square hole provided, it was SO snug we almost didn't get it out. So much for cross product line attachments.
Being 'thrifty', I'm trying to avoid buying piece after piece of equipment when I can incorporate more than one ON one piece. The other problem being the traditional lack of space.
06-04-2002, 04:11 AM
Can u find out what the superstore is called in wolvehampton - do they have a web site??
06-07-2002, 07:21 AM
WWW.newyorkbarbells.com has some nice stuff, and their prices are pretty reasonable. I have a Body Fitness Bench incline decline, that is pretty nice, very stabile, but it does not fold. It was about 220, but if you plan to stay involved, get quality stuff at the start. I have started and stopped several times in the past, and I think part of the issue was the fact I was trying to workout on cheesy equipment.