Weight benches have become an essential piece of home gym equipment in recent years. They are excellent pieces of equipment, especially if you train a lot and lift a lot of weights. However, they can be expensive. If you're on a budget and can't afford to buy one right now, then don't worry. Here are a couple tricks for doing weight benches that won't break the bank.
First of all, one of the best pieces of home gym equipment you can invest in is a squat rack as seen at Fitness Hub. A squat rack is essentially a piece of industrial equipment, which basically has a squatting bench attached to it. Usually, squats are done on flat weight benches which are held up by some kind of frame. But if you want to do cleans, jerks, and other multi-joint exercises, then you'll need to buy a separate adjustable bench which will allow you to do them on the rack.
One of the best ways to save money on weight benches is to buy used. There are tons of used weight benches for sale all over the place. You can even find them online. There are a couple reasons why buying used is better than buying new. First of all, when you buy used gym equipment, you're not limited to the brands and types of exercises you can do. You can actually find some pretty cheap (and sometimes free) weights benches which will still give you stellar results.
Another reason why it's better to buy used weight benches instead of new is that your feet will feel more comfortable at a cheaper price. I don't know about you, but mine always feel kind of weird when I first start lifting weights. Especially if I just bought a bench that looked like it was in pretty bad condition. I usually end up with blisters from my feet!
It's kind of tough to find a decent used fitness bench for sale. They are way too bulky and heavy for someone who just wants to work out and lose weight at home. But there are some pretty good used weight benches on the market that won't break the bank. Here are some tips for finding the best deals on home fitness equipment.
First, you should do your research and find the best flat bench that you can afford. The best deals are always on adjustable weight benches. They are great because they are able to be adjusted to whatever level you're working on. So if you want to add more weight, you can do so on a flat bench while doing other things on a fixed weight bench. This is very useful to those who are new to lifting weights or have had a hard time getting started.
If you want one of those cheap adjustable weight benches, you can always find one at a garage sale. I've even seen them being sold at a local restaurant! You may have to do a bit of detective work to find them, but it's well worth the effort. There are also lots of discount stores that sell them, but it's more likely that you'll find them at a gym or fitness center. And don't rule out the classified ads, as there are plenty of people selling their old gym equipment at a cheap price.
Once you have found your weight benches, don't forget to look for a place to mount them. Some are meant to be mounted under your bench press, so that you can do additional workouts on these benches. If you don't have a place to mount them, you'll have to either cut the rack to size, or hang it from your pecs. But even without the rack, the sturdy steel construction of most benches will support the weight of several hundred pounds. If you're only doing two to three workout sessions a week, you won't have to worry about it, as long as you make sure to use them on days that you're not going to be using other muscles.