Best Home Weight Benches

One of the toughest parts about setting up a home gym is finding the best home weight bench. It is also one of the most important pieces of equipment in your gym.

With all the options available on the market today it can be a bit daunting finding the bench that is right for you and will be an important piece of equipment for years to come.

There are flat benches, adjustable benches and benches with attchments, there is so much versatillity in some of these benches and then there are the simple but effective options. These are my top picks for each style of bench and no matter what your fitness goals are you can’t go wrong with one of these top rated home weight benches.

Best Adjustable Bench

The Bowflex SelectTech 3.1 Adjustable Bench adjusts to four different positions and comes with a removable leg hold-down brace for added decline position support. It comes with a 15-Year warranty on the frame, and a one-year warranty on the upholstery. The bench offers a weight capacity of 480 lbs and has transport wheels to easyily move it around your home gym. With it’s 20 inch wide seat it offers more than enough stability and support.

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

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Best Sit-up Bench

The Marcy Utility Slant Board w/ Headrest is a sit-up bench with built in foam rollers for your knees and feet as well as a headrest to support your head. It features a heavy-duty steel tube frame for increased balance and durability. The powder-coated finish has a great look that is resistant to water and corrosion while the longer and wider backrest are made of deluxe high-density padded leather upholstery that offer comfort, balance, and support. The locking pin allows you to easily fold the bench and keep it in storage under a bed or in a closet after you work out.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Best Flat Bench

The Marcy Flat Utility Weight Bench is a sturdy well built flat weight bench with a weight capacity of 300 lbs. It’s low cost and small size make it a great bench for a home gym that doesn’t require any attachments or adjustment options. It features high density foam and boxed upholstery to firmly support the body while the 14 gauge tubing with a durable powder coat finish will last for years to come and keep up with your active lifestyle.

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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Best Budget Friendly Bench 

The Weider Pro 255 L Slant Board/Ab Bench is perfect for anyone whoe doesn’t want to break the bank but is looking for a bit of the functionality of the higher end benches. It has built in leg rolls so it can be used as a sit-up bench in a decline position or it can be rotated up to a decline position. One drawback to this bench is that it is not able to go completey flat.

Rating: 3.9 out of 5

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Best Bench With Rack and Attachments

This Marcy Adjustable Olympic Weight Bench with Leg Developer and Squat Rack is the cadillac of weight benches that comes with an adjustable bench capable of decline, incline and flat positions. You also get a separate squat rack that can be used to perform walk-in squats and lunge exercises, giving you more flexibility in your training regimen. The added preacher curl attachment and leg curl attachment with built in hand grips allow you to work out arms and legs all in one convenient package. The weight bench has a powder-coated, 14-gauge tubular steel frame that is resistant against rust and water damage. It can support up to combined weight (user and weights) of 600 lbs. and is compatible with both mid- and Olympic-sized barbells. The safety locks keep you securely in place even when you perform intense reps.This workout bench has padded vinyl foam seats and backrest pad for long-lasting comfort when lifting and sitting down.

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

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Best Fold Flat Bench

The FLYBIRD Utility Weight Bench is a great adjustable weight bench that offers six back position adjustments and four seat position adjustments. It has a foam roller to hook your feet for decline workouts and the seat and back are made of a dense foam padding covered in leather. The bench is rated for 450 lbs and the frame comes with a 1 year warranty. The best part about this bench is that it folds up for easy storage and since it only weighs 23 lbs it can be carried quite easily. If you are tight on space this could be the bench for you.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Best Bench-Step Box Combo

The Reebok Professional deck workout bench is great for someone that needs a step box as well as a workout bench but does not have enough room for both in their home gym. It offers three different angled positions when being used as a bench, incline, decline and flat. There are built in clips to attach resistance bands for a varied workout. As a bench it has two different height positions. It is constructed of a durable non slip textured rubber surface with a user weight limit of 330 pounds. It also has an internal storage compartment for weights and resistance bands.

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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Now that you have had a good look at the different styles of benches available have you decided which one will be the next piece of equipment to support you on your fitness journey?

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8 thoughts on “Best Home Weight Benches”

  1. A good review right there. I love the fact that you have looked at the functionality as well as the budget when doing your reviews. Especially for gym equipment, one has to know exactly what features they are looking for to ensure the equipment will be of any benefit, and also since these equipment don’t come cheap, you want to make sure you get something functional. Thank you for the good work

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  2. Yes, a weight bench is one of the key elements in our home gym. And I difficult one to purchase (to make up our minds). From all the benches you have listed here, I had already read a couple of review on the Marcy adjustable weight bench. I think I’ll decide to buy it! Thanks for this review.

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  3. Hi,
    Great review of the various home gym bench press equipment. Among all, I think I will like the bench press with rack and attachment because I want to work on my lower leg.
    Great information about how they work and prices.
    Thanks for giving me insight before I purchase.

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  4. This is a very comprehensive review on the many choices available for weight benches.
    I like to do varied workouts, my choice therefore would be the Reebok bench, it ticks all of my boxes especially the not much room factor.

    Lisa

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  5. Hello Tyler,

    What an amazing review!! As someone who goes to the gym on a regular basis, implementing a home workout routine is something I’ve taken into consideration. (You save on monthly gym fees that way haha). This article was extremely helpful in choosing the right workout bench!

    Thank you,

    Emily

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  6. I have been looking for a good workout bench since the beginning of the lockdown. I’m grateful to have landed on your website with your amazing recommendations. I found the reviews of these benches really useful which enabled me to make a decision what type of bench would be most suitable for me.

    Thank you

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