Hello, I am getting weak and fat and decided I need to do some weight training.
I bought used Powerblocks (5-45 lbs) on e-Bay but figure I need a bench (flat-incline-decline) too.
What brands/models should I be looking at?
My priorities are:
a. They should be fairly safe for children to climb on and play around. I have a very inquisitive 2-year old who I probably cannot keep away from the equipment (I would while I'm actually using it, but otherwise we have a small place and it would just sit in the corner when not in use). So I want something he cannot roll onto himself easily (stable) and something for which it is not that easy to, say, disengage the incline/decline mechanism and get his fingers crushed or something.
b. Not take up too much space. I have no barbell so I don't need the holds for it, etc.
c. Not cost a fortune. I can pay for it if needed, but I'd prefer it to be somewhat affordable, as the missis isn't fully sold on the idea that I will actually use it and will not be happy about me spending a lot of money on it.
I did a review of amazon.co.uk bestsellers list and didn't find one I like. The York 13-in-1 seems OK, but is reportedly hard to switch between one position to another.
I'm in the UK so many of the US brands aren't available.
Any advice would be appreciated.