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Best Rogue Equipment For Home Gym

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Earl Hamilton
• Tuesday, 05 January, 2021
• 31 min read

Rogue makes very nice stuff and if you buy on Black Friday (which I did), you can save a good chunk of cash. One-stop shopping also helps save on shipping costs (along with Black Friday).

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For the purpose of this exercise, I'll focus on necessary pieces of equipment, and I'll sprinkle in some nice-to-haves that can really round out your space. I don't advocate for blindly building an entire home gym with Rogue equipment because it's easy or because they're marketing geniuses (which they are).

There are other companies out there who make equipment that is just as nice, if not nicer, and at prices that are just as comparable, if not cheaper. Peruse through this site, shoot me an email (adam@garagegymlab.com), or follow me on YouTube & Instagram.

Due to its size and general design, this unit is sturdy enough to avoid being secured to the floor or a platform. Aside from these unique advantages, it offers a few traditional benefits including Westside hole spacing, a pull-up bar, and of course a nice selection of Rogue attachments.

If you own the SML squat stand, you can also buy the HR-2 conversion kit to transform them into this half rack. In my opinion, this is one of the besthomegym options regardless of manufacturer because it offers a small footprint, and it's extremely versatile.

I personally advocate for the bolt-together version because you can get a bit more interior depth (30 vs 24), it ships regular UPS, and it's not welded. This rack is constructed with 2×3 11-gauge steel, it's been tested at over 1,000 lbs without concern, and it offers Westside hole spacing.

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It doesn't include Westside hole spacing, but the keyholes on the side are really awesome, and I hope Rogue is going to start taking advantage of them soon. Like racks, Rogue offers a number of bars ranging in price and spanning different uses.

In short, it's a terrific bar that's headlined by an aggressive knurl and a stiff shaft. This is a multipurpose bar that is suitable for general fitness, Olympic lifting, or powerlifting.

Starting at $282, the Ohio Bar is another excellent value-conscious option that performs extremely well. This bar is made of stainless steel, making it a great option for those who train in a humid environment.

This is Rogue's most economical bench option, and I've owned it for a couple of years now. The bench is a little taller than I'd like at 18, and adding a Thompson Fat Pad to it basically renders it useless (in my opinion).

They also make a Monster Flat Bench for $265, but I'm not a big fan of that design because the feet are even wider. At 17.5 tall, it's a nice height, and it also offers a small pad gap between the seat and back, which is great.

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The bench also offers wheels for easy transportation and a separate spotter deck can be purchased and attached. These are modeled similarly to the Ivanka OM Series plates but at a fraction of the cost (~$55 savings on the pair).

If you're a competitive power lifer or if you lift a crap ton of weight, these are a great option. These training plates are black, but they include colored lettering and bands around the outside for easy identification.

They are exceptionally durable, they look fantastic, they're very accurate, and they are low bounce. This probably won't make much of a difference in a home gym setting without extreme use, but it's an upgrade pick nonetheless.

They're spec'd the same as these training bumpers, but they are fully colored with white lettering. The above section is really all you need to outfit your Roguehomegym, but they're a few popular pieces that I want to touch on to really amp up the possibilities.

It's well-designed and built like an absolute tank, weighing in at nearly 225 lbs. The foot base is fully adjustable both vertically and horizontally, making it useful to all sizes.

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Although the GOD is on the larger side, it's a very versatile piece that many people, myself included, love. Rogue offers a number of great specialty bars that are ideal to add variety to your training.

I'm personally a huge fan of the following specialty bars (in general): It definitely takes up some space, but to some, it's a Godsend with its reputation as being excellent for low back rehab/rehab.

Of course Rogue also sells Concept 2, Schwinn, and Assault conditioning products, so you can also look into those and still technically have a Roguehomegym. Rogue makes very high quality gear that performs well and lasts a very long time.

While there are some great value buys from Rogue, a lot of their stuff is on the expensive side. If you read my article on this SWAT officer's home gym, you'd know he bought everything from Rogue right out of the gate.

If you found this article useful, please feel free to share it on social media! In order to distill all the options that we’ve tested and reviewed over the years, this bench guide is here to give you our recommendations for the best weight benches at every price point and strength level.

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Nothing in the way of your feet, at powerlifting competition spec height, and rated to 1,000 lbs at an incredible price. Designed to meet IPF specs of height, width, and length Heavy-duty 3×3” 11 gauge steel frame with even thicker connecting plates.

2 extra boltholes on frame for future pad compatibility. 3-foot design for ease of leveling, and to ensure front support does not get in the way of foot positioning.

*Please note* Front foot DOES NOT need to be perfectly flat in order to be stable while you're laying down on the bench. Rep is absolutely dominating most other companies in terms of great value benches and this is their magnum opus.

When you factor in the number of great features and detailed thought that went into to the FB-5000 and compare it to the price point as well as the price point of the competition, it's no wonder that this bench received over 80% of votes when we asked the Garage Gym Community what the best flat bench for most people” was. Details like drippy vinyl to help push against during the bench press, a single post on the front leg and a universal mounting system make this a winner.

For a majority of our readers, if you're looking to add a utility weight bench to your home gym, this is the one we recommend. If you like the FB-5000 but don't need as high of weight capacity and want to spend a bit less than the Rep FB-4000 Flat Weightlifting Bench is a very similar bench with lower gauge steel and therefore weight capacity.

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When it comes to durability and portability, this utility bench offers comfort under any load. It’s uniquely designed to allow vertical storage, shrinking its footprint to 2.8 square feet when stowed away.

The AB-5200's features our well-reviewed and sought after gripper pad for no-slip performance while lifting any weight. This ensures your tailbone doesn't rest on a high rising hinge like other competitor's benches.

Nylon cover over bolts to protect paint on the ladders. This is a pretty rare occurrence, but it's hard to deny their supremacy in making great value benches.

The Rep AB-5200 Adjustable Bench builds on the success of the FB-5000 and uses features like an IPF approved height of 17", drippy vinyl, and front post design that allows the feet to be tucked underneath during the bench press. In addition to the aforementioned features, the AB-5200 uses a ladder-style adjustment system with laser-cut numbers, stainless steel details on the handle and logo, overbuilt caster wheels for easy maneuverability, as well as stand up post that allows the bench to get out of the way in a garage gym.

Manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, using 3×3” 11-gauge steel, the newly redesigned Rogue Monster Utility Bench combines the stability of an extra wide 26.5” rear base with a new single-column front foot, giving athletes more room for setting their feet during a bench press. Version 2.0 also rolls out new improvements in portability and storage, as a set of rear wheels and a built-in handle in the front foot enable athletes to quickly and easily pick up the bench and roll it in/out of a rack or out of the way entirely.

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With its 3×3” 11-gauge steel frame, 47.375” x 26.25” footprint, and 3/16” laser-cut Rogue -branded gussets, the Monster Utility Bench 2.0 is unmatched for dependable stability. A set of rubber feet further assist in both preventing movement and protecting your floor, and the unit is finished in a quality Texture Black powder coat.

Rather than having the wide horizontal steel tube base on both ends of the bench, Version 2.0 introduces a new standalone, column-style front foot that gives up nothing in stability while offering more ample room for athletes to set their feet during a bench press. Includes a bolt-on rubber foot to match those of the wide rear base.

Further customization is possible by selecting your preferred style of bench pad: Standard (47"L × 12"W × 2.5” Thick // 11 LBS) Competition Fat Pad (50”L × 12.5”W × 4.5” Thick // 24.5 LBS) Thompson Fat Pad (50”L × 14.5”W × 4.5” Thick // 30 LBS) Version 2.0 of the Monster Utility Bench now includes a set of wheels in the rear base and a handle incorporated into the new front foot. This enables athletes to quickly and easily pick up the bench from the front and roll it wheelbarrow-style into or out of a rack, or out of the way entirely.

Near where the user’s head goes, we've added a UH MW cap to the end of the bench spine. This allows the Monster Utility Bench to be stored upright with no risk of damaging the pad.

Buy Now ($275.00) The Rogue Monster Utility Bench 2.0 has a soft spot in my heart. It's a very similar bench to the FB-5000 from Rep Fitness, but offers some additional details that are unique and still haven't fully been released.

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We're big fans of the bench, but it's much more expensive than our Top Pick (due to it being made in the USA of US-sourced steel.) The Rogue AB-3 Adjustable Bench introduces a new decline setting to go along with the 50 seat and back-rest position combinations from the popular AB-2.

This design features an updated spine construction that allows for the connection of a telescoping foot catch assembly. The foot catch locks firmly into place using a pop pin, and sets the user up for movements including the decline bench, decline dumbbell press, and decline sit-ups, among others. Other standard features on the AB-3 Adjustable Bench include load-bearing rubber feet for stability, Cordoba edges for enhanced durability, and a convenient handle and wheels for easy mobility.

The AB-3 is based on a time-tested design that was originally made by Tom Silberman at Nebula called the 1080 Awesome Utility Bench. Rogue bought most of Nebula's designs, including this bench, and added some upgrades.

The AB-3 uses premium materials throughout including a durable and somewhat drippy vinyl top with ultra high-density foam, 11-gauge steel and is completely made in the USA. The height of the bench from the ground is 18", which is a bit taller than we prefer, but most won't notice it, and there are a plethora of angles including 9 for the back pad and 6 for the seat.

While easy to maneuver at just 40 pounds, the Flat Utility Bench is also heavy-duty enough for a tank to sit on it. So no matter the size of the athlete or the intensity of the workout, you've got a rock solid foundation underneath you.

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Buy Now ($179.50)We've tested and reviewed the Rogue Flat Utility Bench 2.0 over the course of five years and still like it as much as we did on day one. It's sturdy, has a fully welded spine, and simply works as well as any utility weight bench.

There are certainly some benches that have come to market since its release that have improved upon what Rogue's created and even surpassed it, but this is a time tested design being used and abused in CrossFit Boxes and home gyms the world over. As with many Rogue products, the Flat Utility Bench 2.0 is made in the US with a great warranty and has an extremely high max weight capacity.

Commercial grade paint, steel, vinyl, and padding is combined with rock solid stability. Adjusts in 1 second Urethane grip handle and wheels for easy maneuverability Simple 20 minute assembly with a wrench and Allen key (provided).

It was honestly a toss-up between the Rep AB-5000 ZERO GAP Adjustable Bench and the AB-5200, but the AB-5000 costs a bit more for features we don't feel most need or will use too often. The AB-5000 ZERO GAP is an absolutely stout bench with the typical 1,000 LB weight capacity, 17.5” inch height, and many adjustment angles.

The AB-5000 also has a foot roller attachment for decline sit-ups, wheels and a handle for easy maneuverability and even comes in multiple colors, something many companies neglect to offer. Honestly, you can't go wrong with either the AB-5000, AB-5100, or the AB-5200 as they're all outstanding flat incline decline benches.

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PRIME provides two bench options, both offering superior versatility and adjustability to facilitate any need. Our PRIME Adjustable Bench offers a lighter weight and easy-to-use functionality, perfect for any fitness enthusiast.

Our PRIME XL Adjustable Bench is built to facilitate all users, regardless of size, perfect for athletes and lifters of all levels. This feature ensures the bench is always properly centered, offering consistency and accuracy each and every lift.

PRIME Adjustable Bench Features: + Lock-In Centering Technology + 3-Way Adjustability (Decline, Flat, Incline) + Extra Wide Back Pad + Adjustable Elbow Pads upgrade for superior arm curl exercise execution + Removable ankle pad upgrade for decline exercises In addition to the attachments, the laser-cut numbers on the ladder system, premium vinyl and foam padding with a surprisingly light, yet stable build make this a truly special bench.

I wish it was cheaper so more people could experience its greatness, however, for those that can afford it, I highly recommend it. The Flat Bench by Titan Fitness is designed with enough integrity to handle your massive gains.

There are certainly some cons to the bench including cheaper vinyl and padding, many complaints of bad packaging, and less than perfect welds, but these are expected for the price. The 3 position incline seat fits users of different heights.

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Ultra stable strong platform in AII positions yet is easy to lift and move. Heavy duty, stable bench platform, but still easy to pick up and move, very space efficient design.

Ideal for dumbbell training, barbell, machine or cage work. Heavy duty, stable bench platform, but still easy to pick up and move, very space efficient design.

Whether you’re just getting started, or you’re a seasoned trainer ready to take it up a notch, the versatile workout bench functions as a phenomenal foundation for any at- home fitness routine. Burn fat and build muscle with help from the AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench.

The flat weight bench measures 41 by 11 by 17.9 inches (Lxix) and weighs 24 pounds. The sturdy equipment also works well for bench presses with a barbell or simple body weight exercises like tricep dips off the side or floor-to-bench plank and push-up routines.

Easily achieve an intense full-body workout in a small amount of space with the AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench. Made of high-quality materials, including a heavy-duty steel tube frame, the sturdy equipment stands up to the most rigorous of hard-core workouts.

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The weight bench provides a smooth PVC top surface for optimal comfort and support, making it easier to keep the focus on your form. Weighing 24 pounds, the bench can be moved from basement to backyard or garage or from one apartment to another for flexibility when setting up your home gym.

Once in place, the bench offers reliable stability thanks to its upside-down T-shaped legs and feet. It has a pitiful suggested weight capacity, but we've tested it much higher and for most home gym owners, it's a great value.

If you just want a bench that works, has no frills, and won't hurt your pocketbook, like almost all AmazonBasics options, this is a great choice. The bench press is the undisputed greatest upper body strength training exercise ever created.

And, there’s also a reason that nearly every home gym in the known universe has a weight bench of some shape or form (even CrossFit garage gyms. ) There are few that would argue against the efficacy of heavy bench presses for increasing strength, muscle mass, or simply trying to look better.

A flat bench, thanks to its simple design, is rock solid making it great for benching with both a barbell and dumbbells (as well as other implements like kettle bells, Fat bells, and CMB’s) and can also be used for other movements like dumbbell rows, plyo-box jumps, box squats, and if so desired, can be stacked on plates for seal rows. I have no idea when the adjustable bench was introduced to the market, but I can assure you it likely took off quickly.

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An adjustable bench, though, will allow trainees the ability to increase their exercise selection dramatically, target different primary movers, and never have to Maneuver something because they lack the equipment for the movements they want to do. Beginners who are just getting into strength training or aren’t sure what to do should just go with one of our budget flat bench picks.

That one may do the topic of recommending weight benches based upon different price points justice, it requires to be said person to have spent a voluminous amount of time with their back on a lot of bench pads. We did this via Instagram, the Garage Gym Community Facebook Group (12,000 members strong as of this writing, ) and elsewhere like Reddit.

If you haven’t spent a ton of time in these places, you’d be surprised to find out just how passionate people are about their favorite equipment. The fact of the matter is, this was one of the clearest cut rankings we’ve ever done for a product category.

Our top picks were pretty much synonymous among everyone we asked, and they were also littered with options from Rep Fitness. In all honesty, both in Garage Gym Reviews opinion and much of the community, Rep Fitness is by and large making the best benches for the average home gym owner, which is crazy considering how much farther Rogue Fitness seemed to be ahead just a couple of years ago.

Up to a point, a bench should also increase its weight capacity in accordance with the asking price. We are big fans of flat benches that have a single post on the front leg to allow the trainees feet to push under them, but it does often come with a sacrifice in stability.

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Adjustable benches should be stable at all incline positions, especially if they’re going to be used with attachments for things like decline sit-ups. Ease of Maneuverability: If the bench is flat and light, it’s pretty easy to move around without a handle and wheels.

However, if it’s heavy, has movable components, or is just awkward, wheels aren’t just wanted, but needed. Nothing in the way of your feet, at powerlifting competition spec height, and rated to 1,000 lbs at an incredible price.

Designed to meet IPF specs of height, width, and length Heavy-duty 3×3” 11 gauge steel frame with even thicker connecting plates. 2 extra boltholes on frame for future pad compatibility.

3-foot design for ease of leveling, and to ensure front support does not get in the way of foot positioning. *Please note* Front foot DOES NOT need to be perfectly flat in order to be stable while you're laying down on the bench.

Buy Now ($149.00)Rep basically took all the most requested features from home gym owners over the years and added them to a single bench. This includes a thick foam pad and drippy vinyl that is similar to the Rogue Competition Fat Pad and the Thompson Fat Pad, although not quite as big (which we think is a good thing for most people), a 3"x3” 11-guage steel frame with 7-gauge connecting plates that adds up to a greater than 1,000 LB capacity, welded metal end caps, a standard bench attachment system, a height of 17” from the floor to the top of the pad, and, most notably, a 3-post design with wheels and a handle for easy maneuverability and the ability to tuck your feet uninhibited under the bench.

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Not only do we think it's one of the best, but so do most others including our friend and YouTuber Brandon Campbell Diamond as well as the Garage Gym Community on Facebook. In addition to all the specs we listed, the Rep FB-5000 also comes in a variety of colors to match your rack.

It must be said that although a thick pad comes with the version we recommend, for those that prefer a different style pad, Rep has seized the moment of this bench popularity by releasing a similar, but even more budget-friendly version in the FB-4000 Comp Lite Bench. It's the cheapest 3-post bench that Rep sells and despite having a lower weight rating, it is strong enough for 99.999% of the population.

The vinyl used on the FB-5000 is drippy enough to dig your traps and upper back into when arching if you’re a powerlifter or for just feeling secure doing any other movements. Beneath the vinyl sits a single layer of foam padding that is quite dense, yet has enough give to feel comfortable when pressing.

Beneath the vinyl is a sheet of 7-ply plywood that connects to the frame with four bolts, but Rep included two extra boltholes for those that want to add a Rogue Thompson Fat Pad to the frame instead of the pad Rep supplies. The weight bench frame itself is made of the same 3"x3” 11-gauge steel that is used on the PR-5000 V2 Power Racks that Rep makes.

This means that regardless of how much weight you put on the barbell during bench, you shouldn't feel any instability or flexing during your sets. In order to keep the bench from sliding on the ground, Rep included rubber end caps that grip the floor well.

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The last feature worth noting is the bench height which is 17" from the floor to the top of the pad. This doesn't sound too revolutionary today, however, a couple of years ago, it was impossible to find a thick pad bench with the proper height.

When it comes to durability and portability, this utility bench offers comfort under any load. It’s uniquely designed to allow vertical storage, shrinking its footprint to 2.8 square feet when stowed away.

The AB-5200's features our well-reviewed and sought after gripper pad for no-slip performance while lifting any weight. This ensures your tailbone doesn't rest on a high rising hinge like other competitor's benches.

The AB-5200 isn't the most expensive bench on our list, it's also not the cheapest, but it combines a host of features at a price point better than most. In preparing this article (they typically take a few months for the more in-depth ones) we initially had the Rep AB-5100 and AB-5000 ZERO GAP Adjustable Benches in a tie for this position.

Well, we're thankful they did as the AB-5200 is honestly, for the price, the best adjustable bench for most people currently on the market. Rep Fitness has yet again taken features from much more expensive offerings and applied them to a more budget-friendly, yet high-quality bench of their own creation.

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The vinyl is the same as what is used on our Top Pick for the Best Flat Bench, the Rep FB-5000 which is taken from the Rogue Thompson Fat Pad. The back pad adjustments include the following: 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, and 85 degrees that are laser-cut in the side of the ladder system.

When flat, this incline bench is 17.75” tall from the floor to the top of the pad. Ideally, it would be 17", however, this is extremely hard to do in an incline bench, if not impossible, so this is a good compromise.

To maneuver the bench, there's a smooth stainless steel metal handle on the front (it would have been cool to see this knurled) that you can pick up the front of the bench and then thanks to the commercial-grade casters on the back, you can place it where you like. Weighing in at 125 LB, it shouldn't be an issue for most to maneuver, but thanks to its weight, it's extremely stable.

This is a great design addition for home gyms and one I hope more companies implement. The pads themselves are premium with a drippy vinyl top, high-density foam core, and a plywood backing.

This means that when using the bench in the flat position there won't be a huge annoying gap. Although it won't feel as nice as Reps other adjustable bench, the AB-5000 ZERO GAP, it will be nicer than many competitors.

If you're in this camp, we suggest checking out the Rep AB-5100 or the Rogue AB-3 Adjustable Weight Bench. Manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, using 3×3” 11-gauge steel, the newly redesigned Rogue Monster Utility Bench combines the stability of an extra wide 26.5” rear base with a new single-column front foot, giving athletes more room for setting their feet during a bench press.

Version 2.0 also rolls out new improvements in portability and storage, as a set of rear wheels and a built-in handle in the front foot enable athletes to quickly and easily pick up the bench and roll it in/out of a rack or out of the way entirely. With its 3×3” 11-gauge steel frame, 47.375” x 26.25” footprint, and 3/16” laser-cut Rogue -branded gussets, the Monster Utility Bench 2.0 is unmatched for dependable stability.

A set of rubber feet further assist in both preventing movement and protecting your floor, and the unit is finished in a quality Texture Black powder coat. Rather than having the wide horizontal steel tube base on both ends of the bench, Version 2.0 introduces a new standalone, column-style front foot that gives up nothing in stability while offering more ample room for athletes to set their feet during a bench press.

Includes a bolt-on rubber foot to match those of the wide rear base. Further customization is possible by selecting your preferred style of bench pad: Standard (47"L × 12"W × 2.5” Thick // 11 LBS) Competition Fat Pad (50”L × 12.5”W × 4.5” Thick // 24.5 LBS) Thompson Fat Pad (50”L × 14.5”W × 4.5” Thick // 30 LBS) Version 2.0 of the Monster Utility Bench now includes a set of wheels in the rear base and a handle incorporated into the new front foot.

This enables athletes to quickly and easily pick up the bench from the front and roll it wheelbarrow-style into or out of a rack, or out of the way entirely. Near where the user’s head goes, we've added a UH MW cap to the end of the bench spine.

This allows the Monster Utility Bench to be stored upright with no risk of damaging the pad. This new model is strategically designed so that no matter which pad the user selects at checkout, the UH MW cap will always extend just slightly beyond the pad to make safe contact with the floor when being stored vertically.

Additional Specifications: Made in Columbus, OH, USA 3×3” 11 gauge steel footprint 47.375” x 26.25” Weight (w/ standard pad): 68 LBS NEW Single Column Front Foot NEW Front Handle and Rear Wheels for portability NEW UH MW Cap for safe upright storage 3/16” Gussets feature laser-cut Rogue “R” logo Rubber feet for added stability Available in Standard or Shorty height Choice of Standard, Comp Fat Pad, or Thompson Fat Pad Finish: Texture Black Powder Coat Ships Disassembled, Includes all hardware for assembly Buy Now ($275.00) The Rogue Monster Utility Bench 2.0 has a special place in my heart.

We initially did a review on the bench and rated it pretty average largely because we knew what it could be. I've got a Rogue Thompson Fat Pad on mine and let's say you're walking in the gym, and you just go by it, it teeters and totters making you worried it's going to fall over.

When we initially posted this on Instagram, a lot of people said, Oh, Rogue is just copying Rep. Well, I hate to break it to you, but at the end of the day it's just a flat bench. This allows the bench to sit 17 inches from the floor to the top of the Thompson Fat Pad.

The reason a Fat Pad is nice is that it allows your scapula to move and feel sunk into the bench; it's very comfortable. Now, this is the Monster bench, which means it's Rogue's top the line, crème de la crème best bench, best offering they have, however they're using the same textured powder coat they use on the infinity line.

It's a great bench for those with the money to spend and want an upgrade in looks and some quality. However, if you want made in the USA workout bench with some really cool details like the new barbell handle, then you should pick this one up.

The Rogue AB-3 Adjustable Bench introduces a new decline setting to go along with the 50 seat and back-rest position combinations from the popular AB-2. This design features an updated spine construction that allows for the connection of a telescoping foot catch assembly.

The foot catch locks firmly into place using a pop pin, and sets the user up for movements including the decline bench, decline dumbbell press, and decline sit-ups, among others. Other standard features on the AB-3 Adjustable Bench include load-bearing rubber feet for stability, Cordoba edges for enhanced durability, and a convenient handle and wheels for easy mobility. However, we really only think it's worth the cost for those who have a big budget to spend on a bench and plan to use the decline feature.

One of the biggest benefits of buying Rogue Fitness equipment is that you pretty much know what you're going to get. It's honestly rather simple in its design, which leads to increased rigidity and fewer things to go wrong over time.

The pad is extremely firm with a premium vinyl used on the top that is pretty drippy and also looks quite good. Unlike our Top Pick, the AB-3 Adjustable Bench does have a decline option.

Although we haven't noticed many issues on the version we tested, we have heard from others who left reviews on the bench that the rollers are prone to tearing. Rogue typically takes care of the first major issue, but over time, they may end up charging if it's a consistent problem.

We haven't noticed this from many people, but it is something to be wary of considering this bench costs over $1,000 when you factor in shipping. While easy to maneuver at just 40 pounds, the Flat Utility Bench is also heavy-duty enough for a tank to sit on it.

So no matter the size of the athlete or the intensity of the workout, you've got a rock solid foundation underneath you. The only assembly required with the 2.0 is simply screwing the pad on to the already welded together steel spine.

This angle profile adds to an already stable foundation for the Rogue 2.0 Flat Utility Bench. The angled profile and overall frame of the bench is rounded out with rubber feet, replacing the plastic caps.

These rubber feet not only add to its stability, but it will also not scratch and scrape up your flooring. This single piece enhances stability, yes, but it also adds another element of quality.

However, due to its design, it may rock on some uneven floors and there's no way to adjust this. The Rogue Flat Utility Bench 2.0 is 48" long, 14" wide and sits 18" off the ground.

We prefer the IPF standard 17" off the ground, but 18" is fine for most weight training purposes. A lifter will not be sinking into the pads while getting their body ready to lift and at the same time, it isn't uncomfortable.

The Rogue Flat Utility Bench 2.0 has a little more of a drippy top, so the lifter won't slide. These benches are littered throughout CrossFit gyms all over the country, and they're known to take anything you can throw at them.

Add up its stability, vinyl top, foam padding, and price point, it's hard to beat. We love the lifetime warranty and actually recommend it so much I've added to my personal training facility.

We do recommend our Top Pick, the Rep FB-5000 over this one, however, for those that want to stick with American Made equipment, this is your best bet for a value option. Commercial grade paint, steel, vinyl, and padding is combined with rock solid stability.

Adjusts in 1 second Urethane grip handle and wheels for easy maneuverability Simple 20 minute assembly with a wrench and Allen key (provided). Buy Now ($499.00)As is evidenced by our other picks, Rep Fitness is no stranger to the adjustable bench market.

It didn't use a reflectorized pin, had a slick and somewhat cheap bench top, and lacked some of the refinement you find on benches thrice its price...but then again the benches are two to four times its price and in all reality, does pretty much the same functions. That's a BIG difference when we're talking about an item that gives you a solid platform to press against.

Adjusts in 1 second Urethane grip handle and wheels for easy maneuverability Simple 20-minute assembly with a wrench and Allen key (provided). Rep Fitness has noticed some of the mistakes that Rogue has made with their benches (for instance, the Rogue Monster Utility Bench with Fat Pad is nearly 20" tall) and try to correct them with their products.

I was really worried that the slider would lead to a lot of play in the seat, not slide smoothly, not line up with the back pad, and just be a nice idea on paper, but not practical in the real world. The seat pad features four adjustment angles including dropping down to clear room for decline work.

It even has an optional leg attachment that allows the bench to be used for decline pressing, sit-up work, and even Nordic curls. This time, we recommend buying this bench even if you can afford more because in reality, there's not much of a reason to spend more.

PRIME provides two bench options, both offering superior versatility and adjustability to facilitate any need. Our PRIME Adjustable Bench offers a lighter weight and easy-to-use functionality, perfect for any fitness enthusiast.

Our PRIME XL Adjustable Bench is built to facilitate all users, regardless of size, perfect for athletes and lifters of all levels. This feature ensures the bench is always properly centered, offering consistency and accuracy each and every lift.

PRIME Adjustable Bench Features: + Lock-In Centering Technology + 3-Way Adjustability (Decline, Flat, Incline) + Extra Wide Back Pad + Adjustable Elbow Pads upgrade for superior arm curl exercise execution + Removable ankle pad upgrade for decline exercises Buy Now ($675.00)First off, I want to make this clear, the Prime Fitness Adjustable Bench is likely much too expensive for most of our readers.

At the time of this writing, it actually can't be purchased unless you request a quote on Prime's website which doesn't show the price of the item. In fact, it's quite possibly the biggest factor people consider when buying gym equipment or just about any consumer good.

I really like the ladder-style for its speed, but it isn't as locked in, obviously, as a traditional pop pin-like what's seen on the Rogue AB-3 (which is at a somewhat similar price point.) The second great feature is the number of adjustment positions and the fact that the degree markings are laser cut.

This is the only bench, that I know of, that features wing attachments for preacher curls as well as floor press. The last attachment is the lock-in feature that allows the bench to be centered with the Prime Prodigy Racks.

The Flat Bench by Titan Fitness is designed with enough integrity to handle your massive gains. Built at the perfect height for bench pressing and padded for long-lasting comfort.

Complete your home gym and your exercise routine! Features:- Meets requirements for Competition Bench- Rigid Steel Base- Comfortable Padding- Sleek Leather Finish- Wheels for Quick Workout Changes Buy Now ($124.00) The Titan Flat Weight Bench is our Budget Pick for the Best Flat Bench because it combines a high weight capacity and good features at a great price.

Sure, the quality of the welds, packaging, vinyl, etc isn't at the level of Rogue or some of the other brands on our list, but in terms of “getting the job done” it pretty much hits every checkbox. In addition to the high weight capacity, the bench includes two wheels on the back and a handle on the front leg for easy maneuverability.

This is incredibly annoying, but most of the faulty reviews are from 2017 and 2018, and we noticed that in the past year or so, Titan has cleaned up their act in a lot of ways in this area. Regardless, if you don't like buying Titan products (pretty understandable) then we suggest the Rep FB-3000 which can also be bought on Amazon.

Heavy-duty 11 gauge steel allows this bench to handle 1,000 lbs without a problem with rock solid stability. Durable vinyl upholstery is made to last and be easily cleaned.

The 3 position incline seat fits users of different heights. Ultra stable strong platform in AII positions yet is easy to lift and move.

Heavy duty, stable bench platform, but still easy to pick up and move, very space efficient design. Ideal for dumbbell training, barbell, machine or cage work.

Heavy duty, stable bench platform, but still easy to pick up and move, very space efficient design. It doesn't look or function like any other bench on the market, yet is priced pretty affordable compared to the competition.

It's quite affordable at right around $300 and is available in many places including Amazon with Prime Shipping. Crunch Setup Attachment Bar Dip Handle Chin Up Bar (yes, a pull-up bar for your bench) Leg Attachment (designed for leg extension and leg curls) Preacher Curl Pad Wheel Kit Hyper Core Attachment (a hyperextension bench for your... bench) Lat Pull down (no, I'm not kidding.

We prefer 17", so this is pretty far off, but for those like us, Iron master does offer a Super Bench Pro version for $50 more that sits 17.2” off the floor and comes standard with wheels. The few negative reviews deal with the height of the bench, which Iron master has fixed with their Pro Version.

We do recommend this bench to anyone that wants a lot of options for upgrades and something that will last at a good price. Whether you’re just getting started, or you’re a seasoned trainer ready to take it up a notch, the versatile workout bench functions as a phenomenal foundation for any at- home fitness routine.

Burn fat and build muscle with help from the AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench. The flat weight bench measures 41 by 11 by 17.9 inches (Lxix) and weighs 24 pounds.

The sturdy equipment also works well for bench presses with a barbell or simple body weight exercises like tricep dips off the side or floor-to-bench plank and push-up routines. Easily achieve an intense full-body workout in a small amount of space with the AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench.

Made of high-quality materials, including a heavy-duty steel tube frame, the sturdy equipment stands up to the most rigorous of hard-core workouts. The weight bench provides a smooth PVC top surface for optimal comfort and support, making it easier to keep the focus on your form.

Weighing 24 pounds, the bench can be moved from basement to backyard or garage or from one apartment to another for flexibility when setting up your home gym. Once in place, the bench offers reliable stability thanks to its upside-down T-shaped legs and feet.

Buy Now ($49.99) The AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench is one of the most surprisingly good pieces of equipment we've used. It's under $50 with PRIME Shipping, has a good height, decent weight capacity for most users, and assembles quickly.

They list the weight capacity so low because they know that most of their users don't care about having more, and they're actively avoiding lawsuits (smart for them.) The dimensions and size are pretty small for a utility weight bench, it's not adjustable which means there's no decline or incline features, the foam padding isn't outstanding and neither is the vinyl, and although it's sturdy, in comparison to some of our other picks, it's not quite there.

The construction and comfort are solid, but this is something you'd find in a home gym and never in a commercial gym setting. Rogue Combo Rack: A great option if you’re training to compete in powerlifting and want to practice as you play, but it’s in a bit of a different category than what we were trying to find and suggest in this guide.

Donnie Thompson really revolutionized the industry a bit with this release as pretty much every company has copied it since. It's not bad and is honestly one of their better benches, but it does have the big feet in front that get in the way when trying to arch, although the drippy pad is nice.

My biggest complaint is that the back spine piece should be made out of thicker gauge steel. I haven’t used this one yet, so I won’t comment too much other than the price for a bench with only a 480 LB weight capacity seems a bit high.

The problem is it’s at a similar price as the FB-5000 but doesn’t have a single post leg. The height is good, and it’s beefy, so it is an option for those that don’t want REP or feel the need for a single leg post in front.

This issue is, the feature set is kind of low in comparison to the price point. The issue isn’t that it’s good, it’s that it’s very expensive and way out of the price range for most home gym owners.

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