I'm trying to make a final decision on what to go with for my home gym purchase. You guys gave already been such a great help! I have been researching the Super Bench since it was mentioned to me here. I have a small space in a 10X10 room that I can utilize. My one concern about the Super Bench is the height. I'm female and 5'5". My husband is 6'. I worry that I won't be flat in my feet on this bench when it's in a flat position. I read one post where someone had stated that the bench was fine for his wife who was 5'7" so it got my curious. I got out a tape measure and measured from the bottom of my knee to the bottom of my foot and I got 19"! Then my husband measured and he was only 18". We were surprised to say the least. So possibly this bench would be ok? What's your opinion?
I'm also debating between the Powerblock dumbbells and the IM dumbbells. Anyone have experience with both? I've only seen the Powerblocks at a local retailer and really love them.
There is also this which seems like a great deal? Or is it? I seem to have forgotten I can't post links! Ah! It's a Nautilus Smith System in Charlotte, NC. Would love if someone could look it up. It's the only one! It's only $350.
Which would you go with? The IM stuff I wouldn't be able to try out which is my only concern with regard to the height thing. It also tajes up less space. The smith seems like a great deal, but not sure I want all that space taken up if I can get the same workout as time goes on and I am able to add attachments to the IM set up.
I also found an IM on CL. Unsure though since it looks like an older set? And the bench doesn't look like the IM bench in the photo? Again, I can't post the link, but this is the IM 950 in Moorseville, NC for $750.